SUMMER DANCE SCHEDULE
Week 1 July 29 - Aug 1
Week 2 Aug 5 - Aug 8

Students must be registered HERE to participate in the Summer Dance Session. Registration for Week 1, Week 2 or Both is for the entire program. Students will have the opportunity to take all genres of dance and take classes from Guest Teachers to be exposed to new exciting styles of dance. Each week’s schedule will be slightly different. Students are welcome to register for 1 of the weeks or both. All Dance Company Dancers are required to take one week of the Summer Dance Session.

Tuition is due by July 25, no exceptions.

Summer Dance Minis: New + Returning Students Age 8 (as of July 25) to Age 10 (All DDC Minis)
Classes Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 4:00pm (with snack + lunch breaks)

Summer Dance Juniors: Age 11 (as of July 25) to Age 14 (All DDC Juniors)
Classes Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 4:00pm (with snack + lunch breaks)

Summer Dance Seniors: Age 14 (as of July 25) - Age 22 (All DDC Seniors)
Classes Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 8:30pm (with snack + dinner breaks)

*Definitive Dance Studio will not provide snacks/meals/water during the Summer Session. Students must bring their own food. Unfortunately, there is not a water fountain on site. There is a QFC + Starbucks in the plaza, however we do not have a staff person available to accompany students outside of the studio.

*Times for each group will vary by .5hr - 1hr daily (starting or ending). We will release a finalized schedule at least two weeks before the program begins if not sooner.

Summer guest teaching artists

Natalya Zrazhevskaya (Heels: Latin/Ballroom)
Kim Gockel (Progressions)
Brittany Mattox (Acro)
Gilbert Small (Ballet, Contemporary)
Ramona Cachinero (Ballet)
Shadou Mintrone (Jazz)
Karl Watson (Contemporary)
Amy Hollens (Rockette Workshop)
DDS Faculty: Jacob Gamlieli (Tap, Jazz), Emi McCracken (Jazz), Ale Madera (Ballet, Contemporary, Acro), Shushanik Babayan (Ballet), Ursula Panagiotou (Lyrical)
+ MORE!

PLEASE READ OUR STUDIO POLICIES BEFORE REGISTERING


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July 29 - Aug 1

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Week 2 Schedule TBA
Aug 4 - Aug 8

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ABOUT OUR GUEST TEACHING ARTISTS

Gilbert Small - Contemporary, Ballet

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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Gilbert Small started his professional ballet training at the age of 10 at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He has studied at various programs in North America and Europe. After graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts, he continued his studies at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. While at Purchase, Gilbert was given the opportunity to study abroad at Codarts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has performed with Toronto-based ProArteDanza as well as New York-based A.I.M, The Dash Ensemble and Sidra Bell Dance New York. Gilbert is in his 10th season with Ballet BC. The last 2 years he's been a guest artist with the company and also collaborating with them as a Rehearsal Director. Gilbert is also a collaborator with Seattle-based zoe | juniper.

Shane Donohue - Contemporary, ballet, improv

Shane Donohue is a Seattle based dance artist currently working with zoe | juniper as a dancer and rehearsal director. He has set work with, and for, Zoe Scofield at the University of Washington, Strictly Seattle, and most currently, Whim W’him. He also works as an artistic collaborator and performer with Kim Lusk, Kinesis Project, Elby Brosch, and is currently a Creative Resident at Velocity Dance Center. Shane has professionally performed works by Laura Rodriguez, Mike Esperanza, Dylan Ward, Liz Houlton, Alyssa Casey, Kate Wallich, and David Harvey and hold a degree in dance from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

Karl Watson - Contemporary

Karl Watson currently dances with Whim W’him, under the direction of
Olivier Wevers. Previously, he worked in Chicago with Luna Negra Dance
Theater and Visceral Dance Chicago. Karl’s repertoire includes works
by acclaimed national and international choreographers, including Ohad
Naharin, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Sidra Bell, Banning Boulding, and
Ihsan Rustem. Karl works as an educator, teaching throughout the
Seattle area and across the country. Karl was Associate Director for
Visceral Studio Company and has staged works at Visceral Dance
Chicago, The Big Muddy Dance Company, George Mason University, and
Fordham University/Ailey School. Karl is passionate about sharing his
experience and love of dance through teaching.

kim gockel - progressions, strengthening

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Kim Gockel has instructed and choreographed in and around the Seattle area for over 30 years. She currently teaches children through adults at Westlake Dance Center, Gotta Dance and most recently Dance Expressions. Kim earned her BA in Kinesiology from the University of Washington and has spent her career focusing on the research and implementation of safe and effective movement as it relates to dance. She has participated in many dance workshops around the country through which she has learned to think about the body mindfully and teach others to do so as well. 

Kim teaches modern ballet with the purpose of transforming strong, dynamic technique into meaningful movement. She has had the opportunity to study with prominent instructors including Stephanie Saland and Hannah Wiley whom she credits as having the most influence on her current perspectives on movement. Kim is the founder and director of En L’air Dance, a benefit dance collective. Kim is also a certified Gyrotonics instructor and leads private sessions in her home.

Mariah Dhaese - HIP HOp, Contemporary

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Mariah Dhaese has been dancing for 22 years and teaching for the last nine years.  Particularly trained in contemporary, tap, and hip hop, she has spent four years teaching competitively for Evolve Dance Company in Rockford, IL. Known for her unique musicality, Mariah her choreography has won several overalls and special awards. Mariah loves all styles of dance, and strives to make her choreography match the music she hears.