The School of Spectrum Dance Theater is pleased to offer continuing day and evening classes, residencies, Dance Samples and Drama Camps, as well as our new three-week Summer Intensive, and the hallmark Donald Byrd Workshop!

*Faculty assignments and class placement subject to change at the discretion of the Artistic Director and/or School Principal*

PDF Schedules for each of the summer programs are listed in pink at the end of each program description… please note that low enrollment, registrations, or availability may alter the schedule, but The School will strive to maintain each as closely as it appears

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Brooklyn Studios for Dance-Residency:

June 5 – July 1, 2017

Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BkSD) is a studio space and social platform with dance at its core. Founded in 2015,  BkSD curates pedagogy and faculty in a rotating curriculum, using studio as a connector of cultures and communities.

“It is our goal to build and share our model with other regions and creative communities. We are excited to partner with Spectrum Dance Theater to bring a cross-section of BkSD teaching & performing artists to Seattle for a 4-week program called BkSD-West.”

BkSD will coordinate a group of artists to offer their creative practices; sharing methods for training and composing, presenting in-process and complete performance works, and facilitating discussions on the role of contemporary artists and the impact of art-making. We hope to work across multiple platforms in Greater Seattle during our visit.

Summer Schedule–bksd


Dance Samples Camp:


July 3-8, 2017

Cost on or before April 1: $190
Cost After April 1: $230

Summer Schedule all class Dance Samples


General School Classes:

Summer Session 1: July 5-29, 2017 (four weeks)
Cost per class: $15.00/ Drop-in 1 Hour Class
$18.00/ Drop-in 1.5 Hour Class
Cost per Session Enrollment: $55/ 4-wk Session (1 Hour Class)
   $67/ 4-wk Session (1.5 Hour Class)
Corresponding summer programs (separate cost): Dance Samples Camp and School Summer Intensive
Summer Session 2: July 30-Aug. 29, 2017 (four weeks)
Cost per class: $15.00/ Drop-in 1 Hour Class
$18.00/ Drop-in 1.5 Hour Class
Cost per Session Enrollment: $55/ 4-wk Session (1 Hour Class)
   $67/ 4-wk Session (1.5 Hour Class)
Corresponding summer programs (separate cost): Dance/Drama Camp and Donald Byrd Workshop

Summer Schedule all class Gen. Classes All Summer


The School of Spectrum Dance Theater’s Intermediate/Advanced Summer Intensive:


July 10-29, 2017

Cost on or before April 1: $350 per week
Cost After April 1: $400 per week


The School of Spectrum Dance Theater’s Summer Intensive is aimed at nurturing the developing dance student. This three-week program is designed to foster a deeper understanding and rapid growth of the classical and contemporary techniques most sought after in today’s concert dance artist. Classes focus on the bedrock of technical forms including Ballet, Graham, Horton, and Byrd, while offering augmented training in World Dance forms, Jazz, and Pilates.

The level structure is designed to facilitate the most dynamic classroom environment.

For those currently enrolled in The School of Spectrum Dance Theater’s year-round program, Intermediate equates roughly to Levels III-V and Advanced to Levels V-VII. As there is some variation on skill and ability, all students are assessed to ensure proper placement, and may be moved between levels if necessary to ensure the most progress.

Summer Schedule all class Summer Intensive


Drama/Dance Camp:

July 31-Aug. 5, 2017

Summer Schedule–dance drama camp


The Donald Byrd Workshop:


Aug. 7-20, 2017

Cost: $95/day or *$450/week one
$850/both weeks (no refunds)
*must register for first week if registering for only a single week
Audition fee: $20 for Company Audition

The Donald Byrd Workshop provides a unique opportunity for pre-professional dancers to work directly with one of this generation’s most dynamic and provocative choreographic talents.

2 hour, daily technique class followed by
2.5 hours of movement development Week One, and 2.5 hours of Donald Byrd repertoire Week Two.

All students work directly with Donald Byrd.

Summer Schedule all class DBW