STG presents 19th Annual DANCE THIS!

STG's signature dance program, DANCE This brings together scores of teen and community performers from varying experiences to share their culture through the art of dance. Celebrating 19 years of collaboration, performers get the unique opportunity to work with each other and renowned international dance artists for an experience that makes lasting memories and creates community awareness and understanding.

Past guest artists have included Broadway professionals, award-winning dancers from New York and Los Angeles, famed companies such as Joffrey Ballet and ground-breaking artists like Napoleon and Tabitha from So You Think You Can Dance and Savion Glover, to name a few.

A wide range of dances will be performed during the 2017 DANCE This public performances at the Moore Theatre on July 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. Odissi classical dance pieces will be performed by Urvasi Dance Ensemble, a group that promotes the research and practice of classical Odissi dance from the state of Odisha, India. Seattle's premiere salsa dance group, La Clave Cubana, will offer the essence of Cuban dances such as Rueda de Casino, as well as Afro-Cuban dance. Gotta Dance will perform a theatrical jazz/tap piece, choreographed by Los Angeles based choreographer, Ronda Miller. A multi-year participant in DANCE This, Northwest Tap Connection will bring a house piece, choreographed by Dani Terrell.

This year, Seattle Theatre Group has commissioned two collaborative pieces that bring together dancers from various dance studios. The first is a Tahitian Tribal hip-hop number titled "Belly of the Beast" from choreographers Kari-Lee Florentine and Nanave Raford. Choreographer Shakiah Danielson will offer a new hip-hop piece set to "Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)" from The Hamilton Mixtape. Choreographer Kirsten Kinney will choreograph the finale featuring all dancers. The program will also feature local performers in "Shaker Life," the final segment of "Songs of the Disinherited" choreographed by legendary Tony and Emmy Award nominated choreographer, Donald McKayle. You will have two chances to see this year's performance: Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th, both performances are @ 7:30PM at the Moore Theatre. Tickets are on sale now!

Student and group tickets are also available. For more info on DANCE This visit

ABOUT PROPOSITION 1 (ACCESS FOR ALL) STG is currently able to provide access to countless Education and Community programs, serving over 40,000 students and low income residents a year. On August 1, 2017 Access For All will go before voters in King County as Proposition 1. It is a measure that, if passed, will transform access to arts, science and heritage experiences for ALL King County residents. The proposed sales tax increase of 0.1% ($30 a year for the average household) will dramatically increase equity and access for kids and families throughout King County. It will enable STG to substantially grow existing free services like DANCE This, while also allowing us to launch new programs, such as a FREE ARTS FESTIVAL and ensure that every blockbuster musical has free performances with safe transportation for King County students. To learn more about Proposition 1 and how to VOTE ARTS, please visit

ABOUT STG Our mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon.

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