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Dance in Seattle

A number of recognized dance companies are putting both feet forward in Seattle. Some are producing exquisite renditions of classic pieces, while others are projecting a more modern artistic vision.

Pacific Northwest Ballet is widely recognized as one of the country’s premiere regional dance companies. Founded in 1972, it is now delighting audiences under the artistic leadership of Peter Boal, a well-regarded former dancer with a distinguished 22 year career with the New York City Ballet. The sheer brilliance of the choreographers and dancers will captivate you. If you want to put on your own dancing shoes, don’t miss the Century Ballroom. With its elegantly draped balconies and glossy wood floors, it sets the mood to swing or salsa, and for those of us with two left feet, lessons are usually offered before the dance. You can usually find top international and national companies performing at The Paramount Theatre, On the Boards or the UW World Series at Meany Hall, or catch our up-and-coming artists at Cornish College of the Arts.

Upcoming Dance Events

Ice Cream: Can Can’s Summer Spectacular

Now through 10/1/2017

With the all-new spectacular, Ice Cream, the historic Seattle venue transforms into a doo-wop ice cream shop. It’s …

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Bandaloop

10/5/2017 through 10/7/2017

A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to …

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Zombie Cheerleaders From Hell!

10/6/2017 through 10/31/2017

Find out what goes bump in the night with The Heavenly Spies this Halloween season in their annual …

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Men In Dance

10/6/2017 through 10/7/2017

This is their follow up showcase to the very successful 2015 premiere of a new series for Men …

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Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome

9/21/2017 through 9/23/2017

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann’s newest spectacle of ecdysiastic pageantry, Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome, a celebration of …

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Jewels

9/22/2017 through 10/1/2017

Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds. George Balanchine’s masterful homage to three golden ages of music and dance celebrates its 50th …

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