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SUMMER 2021 AT SPECTRUM

DANCE DAY CAMP / DANCE SAMPLER

June 21-25

  • Dance Day Camp is 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Dance Sampler is 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Dance Day Camp is for young dancers ages 5-7 and the Dance Sampler is for dancers ages 8-12
  • Cost for Dance Day Camp: In-Person option ONLY $300 for the week ($275 early bird paid by 4/30)
  • Cost for Dance Sampler: In-Person $300 for the week ($275 early bird paid by 4/30), Virtual $270 for the week ($245 early bird paid by 4/30)
  • The PERFECT chance for ALL families in the community to benefit from the arts and to discover all that The School of Spectrum Dance Theater has to give. Students will learn new dance styles, including Ballet, Jazz, and Modern,  which are offered year-round in The School. Students have the option to take classes either in person or virtually.*Though capacity may increase, IN PERSON spots are limited. First come first served to reserve a place in the studio. All others will remain virtual.

FREE DANCE DAY! DANCE FOR ALL

JUNE 26 - 27 | 10:00AM - 3:45PM

  • There are five 45-minute classes each day. Register for one, two, or take them all! 
  • Dance For All is a weekend of free dance class for our community. Join us for a vibrant exchange with Spectrum Dance Theater Artists and Instructors. 
  • Open to youth and adults (ages 10 & up), Dance For All participants will explore dance as a medium for self-expression and connection.  Join us as we exchange in movement, rhythm, and community. We welcome students of all levels; no prior dance experience is required.
  • Classes will be conducted in a HYBRID setting, allowing students the option to take classes either in person or virtually.

*Though capacity may increase, IN PERSON spots are limited. First come first served to reserve a place in the studio. All others will remain virtual.
**Classes are free/donation-based with a suggested donation of $10 per class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

SATURDAY BALLET WITH MISS HEATHER

JULY 3 – 31

  • Cost: IN-PERSON $75 for five weeks, VIRTUAL $67.50 for five weeks, $18 for Virtual Drop-In only
  • The School of Spectrum Dance Theater is excited to announce weekly Saturday IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL ballet classes with the exceptional Ms. Heather! Join her for Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, and Ballet II classes. Students have the option to take classes either in person or online. New students are welcome! Returning students, please register under your 2020-2021 level.

*Though capacity may increase, IN PERSON spots are limited. First come first served to reserve a place in the studio. All others will remain virtual.

Pre-Ballet | 9AM - 10AM

Students explore the introductory stage of basic ballet skills and vocabulary, with encouragement, praise, care, creativity, and fun, while increasing their cognitive development. For children ages 5-7. No previous experience necessary. Ballet slippers are required.

Ballet I | 10AM - 11AM

At this level, students begin to learn the basic ballet positions of the feet and arms. Students will develop the basic principles of turn out, stability of the leg, and strength of the torso. This level also focuses on creativity in order to avoid overload and as to not inhibit the student’s joy, spirit, and individuality. For children ages 7-9. No previous experience necessary. Ballet slippers are required.

Ballet II | 11AM - 12PM

At this level, students develop musical skills and preparation of movement. They learn the basic patterns of body facings as well as the basic etiquette of barre and center exercises. Students begin to develop knowledge of basic musicality including adagio and petit allegro. For children ages 9-11. Prior experience and placement into this level are required. Ballet slippers are required.

Adult Open Level Ballet | 11:30AM - 1PM

This class is designed for the beginning to intermediate Ballet student seeking an emphasis on the fundamental principles of classical dance: leg rotation, posture, balance, and weight transfer. We encourage questions, and our small class size means that all attendees receive as much instructor feedback as they seek. This class provides a safe and inclusive environment for exploration and joy of motion!

ADULT OPEN LEVEL BALLET

JULY 1 – 31 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM

  • Every Saturday in July! 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Cost: IN-PERSON $60 for four weeks/ VIRTUAL $54 for four weeks/ $18 for Virtual Drop-In only
  • This class is designed for the beginning to intermediate Ballet student seeking an emphasis on the fundamental principles of classical dance: leg rotation, posture, balance, and weight transfer. We encourage questions, and our small class size means that all attendees receive as much instructor feedback as they seek. This class provides a safe and inclusive environment for exploration and joy of motion!

*Though capacity may increase, IN PERSON spots are limited. First come first served to reserve a place in the studio. All others will remain virtual.

SUMMER INTENSIVE

JULY 5 – 9 | 11:30AM - 4:30PM

  • The School of Spectrum Dance Theater’s IN-PERSON/ VIRTUAL Summer Intensive is for dancers ages 11-18 (Int/Ballet level III-IV 11-14yrs, Adv/Ballet V+ 14-18yrs.)
  • Cost: IN-PERSON $425 for the week ($350 early bird paid by 4/30), VIRTUAL $375 for the week ($300 early bird paid by 4/30) 
  • The School of Spectrum Dance Theater Summer Intensive is an IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL opportunity for students to train in a wide variety of dance styles. Students have the option to take the class in person or online.
  • Students begin their day with Ballet class to deepen their knowledge of the classical vocabulary. After lunch, students engage in styles such as Byrd, Contemporary Fusion, Jazz, Hip Hop, Conditioning, and Pilates.

    *Though capacity may increase, IN PERSON spots are limited. First come first served to reserve a place in the studio. All others will remain virtual.
    **Please contact the School Director for information on financial assistance programs**

DONALD BYRD WORKSHOP

JULY 19 – 23 | 11:00AM - 4:00PM

  • The Donald Byrd IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL Pre-professional and Professional Workshop workshop is for pre-professional and professional dancers ages 14 and up. The daily workshop is 11:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT.
  • The workshop consists of a 2-hour technique class followed by 2.5 hours of process/repertory. Technique class focuses on Mr. Byrd’s movement aesthetics and emphasizes a relaxed, strong, and flexible torso with highly articulated feet and legs, and increasing rhythmic and spatial exactness. With this focus, the dancer becomes more efficient in the management of energy and more able to control the visual, emotional, and physical impact of their body moving.
  • Workshop Costs:
    • Full Workshop (Technique and Process)
      • In-Person is $425 for the week
      • Virtual $375 for the week
    • Technique Class Only (In-Person and Virtual)
      • $85 for the week
    • Technique Class (Drop-In, Virtual Rate)
      • $20 per class

*Though capacity may increase, IN PERSON spots are limited. First come first served to reserve a place in the studio. All others will remain virtual.

2021/22 SEASON COMPANY AUDITION

Under the direction of Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater is seeking dancers for the 2021-2022 Season. 

Full-time company contracts, including weekly salary and touring opportunities. Relocation to Seattle, WA, is required for the duration of the contract.

The in-person audition is at Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA, on JULY 24th.

Donald Byrd’s process requires that dancers have a willingness to work collaboratively, are technically proficient, and have an interest in The Company’s focus on social justice and climate change.

The audition is invite-only. Please send an email to spectrumaudition@gmail.com and include the following:

  • Name, Address, Phone Number
  • Headshot and Resume
  • A video of group or solo performance and a video that includes partnering. Videos can be in-studio or on stage; please make certain you are clearly identified.

Upon submission of your video, Artistic Director Donald Byrd will select dancers to attend the in-person audition on July 24th.

Please upload videos no later than June 14th; Vimeo (no password) and Youtube links preferred

All submissions, whether accepted or not, will receive a response via email by June 28th.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to work legally in the USA.

**Spectrum Dance Theater will host its annual Company Workshop from July 19th-23rd in Seattle, WA. If you take the workshop in person, you will automatically receive an invitation to the audition on July 24th. It is HIGHLY encouraged that interested applicants attend this workshop leading up to the audition. If you plan to attend the Company Workshop, please indicate so with your submission.

Financial Assistance is available to attend the Company Workshop. Please contact stephanie@spectrumdance.org for more information.

Please email spectrumaudition@gmail.com with any questions!

For questions and additional information, please call 206-325-4161 or email stephanie@spectrumdance.org.