Education & Community Programs > DANCE This
Thank you for an amazing 20th year of DANCE This! We had a wonderful time celebrating with you.
Video footage from the 2018 performance will be available soon on our YouTube channel.
Enjoy past DANCE This performances and more HERE.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 21st ANNUAL DANCE THIS @ THE MOORE THEATRE
Thursday, July 11, 2019
1:00 pm – Youth Matinee - RSVP Here!
Friday, July 12, 2019
1:00 pm - Youth Matinee - RSVP Here!
7:30 pm - Public Performance - on sale now!
STG’s signature dance program brings together youth and adult performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance. Works from local and national artists highlights this region’s vibrant talent. Past guest artists have included Broadway professionals, New York and L.A. award-winning dancers, the Joffrey Ballet, and Savion Glover to name a few.
DANCE This Intensive
Pacific Northwest Ballet – Phelps Center, Seattle
June 24 - 29, 2019
The DANCE This Intensive is an opportunity for young dancers (ages 13-21) at all levels to immerse themselves in dance over the course of one week. Students will be exposed to a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere.
Learn more about the program here.
DANCE This Camp @ Centrum
Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA
August 11 - 18, 2019
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 a variety of dance styles and genres with professional educators from the Seattle area. Please note: this is a residential program/camp.
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 a multi-faceted program that includes:
- DANCE This Intensive (one week, Seattle-based)
- 20th Annual DANCE This public performance at The Paramount Theatre
- DANCE This Camp (one week, at Centrum, Port Townsend, WA)
- 2018 DANCE This Teaching Faculty (click for details)
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.