Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
The 10th annual Olympia Dance Festival features over a dozen dance groups from the area performing ballet, jazz, modern, tap, ballroom, hip-hop, Irish, Chinese, belly dance and more! This years’ festival features two special guest artists. Julia Erickson, former Principal Dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Sam Picart, the hip-hop dancer who won Ellen DeGeneres’ Dance Off. Each guest artist will perform a solo as well as a duet of classical ballet and street dance ~ live musical accompaniment from Joe and Naoko Sokolik who have played with the Olympia Symphony.
“The duet of the guest artists drawing on such different movement styles with live music is a real treat. The diversity of the festival is really great for both seasoned dance audiences and people totally new to dance. All of the pieces are fairly short, and encompass a wide range of styles. We even have a short dance film this year! There’s definitely something for everyone.”
Ken Johnson Co-Director, Ballet Northwest
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 7:30 p.m.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage
Tickets available through the Box Office (360)753.8586 or participating dance groups
Participating Dance Groups:
- Amirat Dance Company
- Ballet Northwest
- Debbi’s Dance Etc.
- Fang Fei Chinese Dance
- Harbor Dance
- Inspired to Move Dance Academy
- Johansen Olympia Dance Center
- Mas Uda Dancers
- Olympic Ballroom Dance
- Slieveloughane Irish Dancers
- South Sound Dance
- Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble
- Studio West Dance Theatre
For more information about upcoming events please visit The Washington Center for the Performing Arts website or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.