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Company & Summer Intensive/Lab Audition

Professional Dance Company

Audition Dates

» Saturday, March 18th: 2 – 4pm | Velocity – Kawasaki Studio, 1621 12 Ave Seattle WA

» Saturday, April 8th: 1 – 3pm | Polaris Dance Theatre, 1826 NW 18th Ave. Portland OR 97209

AUDITION INFO & Required Materials

» Fee: $25

» RSVP to M’Liss Quinnly at mliss@polarisdance.org

» Submission Materials (Save as single PDF doc with your first & last name as the title of the doc)

  1. Headshot
  2. Resume
  3. Video Reel (YouTube links only, please)

"Over the Rainbow" Gala

April 15, 2017

Join us for a spectacular evening! Enjoy a wonderful sit-down family style dinner catered by Voila, fine wines, live performances by Polaris Company, Junior and Neo Company and the chance to win fabulous auction items including an indian dinner party, a weekend getaway, family fun packages, a night on the town and more!

Proceeds from this event will benefit Polaris Dance Theatre’s scholarship program, supporting our growing number of low-income families. THROUGH DANCE, WE AWAKEN THE HEART AND ENHANCE OUR HUMANITY.

Our core belief is that everyone should have accessibility to performing arts classes and dance performances regardless of socioeconomic background, age, training, or physical ability.

XPOSED

April 21 - 29, 2017

Tickets are now on sale!

 

In celebration of their 15th Anniversary Season, Polaris Dance Theatre will present a collection of new and past XPOSED creations from Artistic Director Robert Guitron and guest choreographers Barbara Lima (Brazil), Gerard Regot (Spain), M’Liss Quinnly and Jess Zoller.

XPOSED will feature restaged dance works by Gerard Regot and M’Liss Quinnly, with new works from Robert Guitron, Barbara Lima and Jess Zoller.

This is the 7th annual presentation of XPOSED which was originally launched in 2011 exposing dancers to guest choreographers and audiences to new works in an intimate studio theatre. Dancers, choreographers, and patrons experience raw productions and experimental works-in-progress that push the envelope through unconventional movement with an inquisitive approach to the creative process.

Advanced Dance Lab

July 24 - August 4, 2017 | Monday – Friday | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

AUDITION REQUIRED

Our outstanding faculty has designed this program to specifically work with advanced pre-professional and professional dancers ages 14+ to help strengthen and hone existing skills and technique in multiple disciplines of dance challenging and preparing participants both physically and mentally for a career in dance.

AUDITION DATES

» Saturday, February 25th: 1:00pm – 3:00pm | Polaris Dance Theatre, 1826 NW 18th Ave. Portland OR 97209
» Saturday, March 11th: 11:00am – 1:00pm | Western Oregon University – HWC302, 345 N. Monmouth Ave, Monmouth OR 97361
» Saturday, March 18th: 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Velocity – Kawasaki Studio, 1621 12 Ave Seattle WA
» Saturday, April 8th: 1:00pm – 3:00pm | Polaris Dance Theatre, 1826 NW 18th Ave. Portland OR 97209

SUMMER ADVANCED DANCE LAB is designed to help dancers to refine their instrument through multiple avenues of dance disciplines led by professional dancers and instructors with multi-years experience in their fields. This collection of master classes during the intensive will include Ballet, Horton, Graham, Limon/release technique, floor work, aerial, classical, contemporary partnering and  improvisational concepts. The lab experience will help put into practice real world concepts and principles of advanced tools and techniques that are very seldom taught or discussed in dance classes due to time constraints and other various reasons.  Instructors will take an in-depth look at the kinetic, organic and non-organic movement principles with in these various techniques and movement styles.