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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 Meany Center for the Performing Arts, or catch our up-and-coming artists at Cornish College of the Arts.

Upcoming Dance Events

Honoring 50 Years of Papunya Tula Painting

Now through 4/14/2024

50,000 years of Indigenous knowledge were largely ignored until 1971, so elders in the central deserts of Australia …

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Hiss Golden Messenger


Hiss Golden Messenger takes the stage at The Neptune Theatre.

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Hanako O’Leary: Izanami

Now through 1/28/2024

The first solo museum presentation of O’Leary’s work, this exhibition marks the culmination of the artist’s multiyear series …

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Cambodian Cultural Museum and Killing Fields Memorial


This collection of photographs and artwork testifies to the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge holocaust and honors the …

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Diving Santa

Now through 12/24/2023

Meet Diving Santa at the Seattle Aquarium! The holly jolly diver will read a holiday story to guests …

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Pacific Species


Biodiversity inspires this selection of works, encouraging us to take a break from looking at one another and …

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A/political Rocks

Now through 1/31/2024

Drawn from the Henry collection, A/political Rocks explores the role landscape photography has played in shaping experience of …

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Men’s College Basketball: Seattle U vs. University of Washington


Seattle U Men’s Basketball will host University of Washington at Climate Pledge Arena.

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The Strings: Holiday String-Along

12/8/2023 through 12/9/2023

Make memories together as the string family creates a magical winter wonderland through classic sing-alongs and your favorite …

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