DANCE This Camp at Centrum (Grades 9-12)

August 6-12, 2017
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA


Immerse yourself in dance!

Presented by Seattle Theatre Group and Centrum, The DANCE This Camp at Centrum provides an opportunity for high school students to study a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere.

Each day includes technique classes and repertory sessions, with time for meals and exploring the Fort Worden campus. At the end of the week, students share their work at a Saturday showcase for friends and family.

WHO: The DANCE This Camp at Centrum is open to students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2017 at all levels of dance experience–from beginner to advanced.

LOCATION: Centrum is located at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA. Perched on the Northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, Fort Worden offers 450 acres of sandy beaches, wooded hills, wetlands, and a historic campus, with stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic and Cascade ranges. Renovated Fort buildings, including classrooms, dormitories, performance and studio spaces, serve as students’ homes during their time at Centrum. Dorm wings are supervised by experienced dorm counselors.

COST: Tuition, room and board for the week is $850 per participant. A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship Deadline: July 10, 2017; Notifications on a rolling basis.

Questions? Email us!


“I loved the technique and being around other dancers. I also learned better confidence.” – 2016 Dance This Camp Participant


Students participate in Bollywood, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Modern dance classes with professional dance instructors from the Seattle area and beyond.

Past Artist Faculty List

  • Angelo Buelva (Hip Hop)
  • Etienne Cakpo (African)
  • Prashanthi Chitre (Bollywood)
  • Daniel Cruz (Hip Hop)
  • Thione Diop (African)
  • Linda Dowdell (Accompanist – Pianist)
  • Andrew Faulkner (Hip Hop)
  • Nailah Harris (African)
  • Rex Kinney (Hip Hop)
  • David Leaventhal (Ballet, Modern) *Mark Morris Master Artist
  • Siya Manyakanyaka Kelly (African)
  • Pattie Miles (Theatre Improv for Movers)
  • Christy McNeil Chand (Jazz)
  • Rachel Murray (Ballet, Salsa)
  • Dora Oliveira (Afro-Brazilian)
  • Amy O’Neil (Choreography)
  • Ellie Sandstrom (Ballet/Modern)
  • Hannah Winthrode (Hip Hop)

This program is generously funded by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Additional sponsors include the Washington State Arts Commission, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, The Baker Foundation, ecotrust, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, The Forest Foundation, Rayonier Foundation, Jubilation Foundation, McEachern Foundation, JCCF Fund for Women and Girls, the Congdon Hanson Family, and nearly a thousand individual donors whose generosity celebrates the power of creativity to change lives.