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DANCE This Summer Training Intensive

June 20 - July 1, 2016
Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Phelps Center
(Seattle Center)

The DANCE This Summer Training Intensive is an opportunity for young dancers (ages 13-21) at all levels to immerse themselves in dance over the course of two weeks. Students will be exposed to a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere.

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18th Annual DANCE This

July 8 & 9, 2016
The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Avenue in Seattle

Student Matinee at 1:00 pm on July 8th

Public Performances at 7:30 pm each evening

STG's signature dance program, this season's 18th Annual DANCE This, will bring together youth and adult performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance.
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DANCE This Camp @ Centrum
August 7 - 13, 2016
Centrum in Port Townsend, WA

Open to dancers grades 9-12, DANCE This Camp @ Centrum is an opportunity for young dancers at ALL LEVELS to study dance for one week in beautiful Port Townsend, WA. Students will participate in Ballet, Cultural, Jazz, Choreography, Hip-Hop and Modern dance workshops with professional educators from the Seattle area. Please note: this is a residential program/camp.

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Connecting great artists of today with great artists of tomorrow

“Having been involved with DANCE This since 2003, I can say the program has helped shape the artist I am today. It has made my choreography and directing skills more well-rounded and eclectic. DANCE This offers kids a glimpse into the world of the performing arts and inspires them to continue to learn and perform.” – Aaron Gordon, DT participant & choreographer

The passion that everyone felt for dance gave my daughter an environment where she felt free to really be herself. She made many friends who came to feel like a second family. And she returned home distinctly more confident and mature. I'm so grateful that she got to have this experience.” – Parent of DT Camp participant

DANCE This is a young artist training and performance program in cross cultural and contemporary dance. Each year DANCE This brings together more than 200 young artists (ages 13-22) from diverse communities and backgrounds for intensive dance training, collaboration and performances that share diverse cultures through the art of dance.

DANCE this is more than a performance! It is a multi-faceted program that includes four individual components:


Nationally renowned professional guest artists work with local youth and are significant to the program's success and impact. Artists from past years include: Joey McKneely, choreographer for Broadway's revival of West Side Story; Mark Morris, legendary choreographer; Savion Glover, legendary tapper; Joffrey Ballet from Chicago; Abdel Salaam from Forces of Nature in New York; Jamel Gaines from Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn; Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo from Los Angeles; and Seattle-based choreographers Donald Byrd, Sonia Dawkins, Pat Graney and Amy O'Neal.

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