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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

Dani Tirrell: Black Bois

4/26/2018 through 4/29/2018

Black Bois is a movement and theater piece that explores how black men/bois grieve, show rage, express joy, …

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Now through 4/22/2018

This trio of blockbusters includes the return of Crystal Pite’s mesmerizing Emergence and Alejandro Cerrudo’s cinematic Little mortal …

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet

5/17/2018 through 5/19/2018

Combining technical precision, power and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging …

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4/28/2018 through 5/6/2018

Once Upon A Time… Since the death of her beloved Mother and her Father’s re-marriage to the evil …

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Skandia Third Friday Dance


Mona’s Festvals will be taught at this evening’s dance, and Bondpolska fr Överhärde will be reviewed by Don …

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Now through 4/21/2018

Celebrating its 40th year as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago …

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Sister Kate Dance Company Presents: Big Top Follies – A Carnival Chorus Line!

4/26/2018 through 4/29/2018

Welcome revelers of magical wonderment, old and young at heart, children of all ages! Sister Kate has been …

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Through the Looking Glass

4/26/2018 through 5/6/2018

This production mixes jazz, classical, Indian, and exotic music to set the mood as dancers from around the …

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

4/27/2018 through 4/29/2018

Now more than ever, we need the power of dance to bring us all together, connected by our …

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