Dance Speak

DANCE SPEAK is a new 8-week program for youth ages 8-18 who want to discover the power of dance to communicate like no other medium can. Participants will learn essentials of contemporary dance from Spectrum Dance Theater dance artists including how to move skillfully, collaborate with peers, and create their own expressive dance piece.

SPRING SESSION: Saturdays, March 31 – May 26, 2018* (No Class April 14)

*April 21 field-trip at Spectrum Dance Theater
*May 26 community sharing day 7pm

With Teaching Artists Nia-Amina Minor, Fausto Rivera, and Cameo Lethem
5-7pm at MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center: 3201 E. Republican Street
Tuition: FREE

To register, e-mail hayley@spectrumdance.org or call 206-325-4161 by March 19.

Consistent attendance is required. Snacks provided. Transportation from C.A.Y.A. available.

This project is made possible by support from Office of Arts & Culture.

Cameo Lethem is a Seattle-based choreographer and dancer originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii. Though a passionate dance-maker at the age of 5, her formative background began as a competitive gymnast until she was 14. Cameo then received her formal education at Skidmore College where she graduated with majors in Dance and Neuroscience. She’s had the privilege of sharing her work as part of Velocity Dance Center’s The Bridge Project Summer 2017, On the Boards’ Northwest New Works 2017, //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY’s IOTA (2016), and Ellenore Scott’s The Breaking Glass Project (2015).

Cameo Lethem is a Seattle-based choreographer and dancer originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii. Though a passionate dance-maker at the age of 5, her formative background began as a competitive gymnast until she was 14. Cameo then received her formal education at Skidmore College where she graduated with majors in Dance and Neuroscience. She’s had the privilege of sharing her work as part of Velocity Dance Center’s The Bridge Project Summer 2017, On the Boards’ Northwest New Works 2017, //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY’s IOTA (2016), and Ellenore Scott’s The Breaking Glass Project (2015).

Fausto Rivera is a Chicano dance artist from the Pacific Northwest. He graduated with a BA in Dance and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Washington, where he was awarded the Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship for artistic merit and promise. He grew up training in Mexican Folk Dance, and trained in ballet and modern dance in college. While at the UW, he danced with the Chamber Dance Company, performing work by Lar Lubovitch, Danny Shapiro/Joanie Smith, Bill T. Jones, and Doug Varone. He also trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Northwest Dance Project’s Launch: 10, and, for a semester, at the University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. He is a founding member of Seattle’s Au Collective, a collective of dance artists highlighting the work of artists from marginalized communities. Fausto has been a company member of Spectrum Dance Theater since January 2015.

Dancers will enjoy class in the spacious Auditorium at MLK Fame Community Center (see below) and Spectrum Dance Theater.