Olympia Dance Festival Showcases Many Styles of Dance

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Olympia Dance Center students perform annually at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.


Submitted by the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Performance on Saturday February 28 at 7:30pm

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Olympia Dance Center performs annually at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

Ballet Northwest partners once again with The Washington Center for the Performing Arts to present the 6th Annual Olympia Dance Festival on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Dance groups from the South Puget Sound area come together to share the stage during this collaborative weekend of rehearsals and performance.

Ken Johnson, co-Director of Olympia Dance Center explained, “We’re excited for the sixth anniversary of the festival. It just keeps getting better each year, and we’re thrilled to have an amazing guest artist Aaron Turner to compliment the talented local dancers.  Aaron is a charismatic tap dancer from Las Vegas who was seen on season 10 of the hit show So You Think You Can Dance.”

The 2015 festival will take place Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 at The Washington Center in downtown Olympia. The festival features shared master classes, a question and answer session with Aaron Turner, rehearsals designed to promote all styles of dance, and culminates in a showcase public performance by dance groups from around the South Sound. Each dance group will rehearse with Washington Center production staff, giving them professional level experience at Olympia’s premier theater.

Participating groups this year include Ballet Northwest, Ballet Theatre of Washington, Comerford School of Irish Dance, Debbi’s Dance, Etc., High Impact Dance, Johansen Olympia Dance Center, Mas Uda Middle Eastern Dancers, RADCO (Random Acts of Dance Collective), Slieveloughane Irish Dancers, Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble, and Studio West Dance Theatre.

Tickets to the Saturday Mainstage performance are $12, plus $3.00 service fee, and are available through The Washington Center. Performance tickets can also be purchased directly from the participating dance groups.

More information can be found by visiting washingtoncenter.org or calling the Washington Center Box Office at 360-753-8586.


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