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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

The Russian Grand Ballet: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

12/19/2017

The Russian Grand Ballet is pleased to present one of the world’s most famous ballets, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, at …

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The Nutcracker

12/2/2017 through 12/10/2017

Emerald Ballet Theatre will present its eleventh annual production of The Nutcracker, featuring beautiful sets, gorgeous costumes, talented …

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The Nutcracker and The Tale of the Hard Nut

12/15/2017 through 12/23/2017

The Tale of the Hard Nut is presented alongside the traditional Russian Nutcracker, creating a glorious production filled …

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Skandia First Friday Dance

12/1/2017

Judy Patterson and Jerry Walsh will teach Mellparing från Stugun, from Medelpad and Jämtland in northern Sweden. This …

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The Nutcracker

12/9/2017 through 12/10/2017

Olympic Ballet Theatre is excited to this year present The Nutcracker with all New Act I sets, designed …

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Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker

12/21/2017

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann snowstorm into Seattle’s illustrious Triple Door this December for the twelfth-annual installment of …

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Skandia Third Friday Dance

12/15/2017

The evening starts with NO teaching beforehand. We will have the great dance sound of the Seattle Spelmanslag …

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The Nutcracker

12/15/2017 through 12/17/2017

Olympic Ballet Theatre is excited to this year present The Nutcracker with all new Act I sets, designed …

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The Nutcracker

12/19/2017

The Russian Grand Ballet returns to Tacoma for one performance of a beautiful and endearing holiday event. This …

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