Velocity Dance Center

SEATTLE, WA   |  www.velocitydancecenter.org

Mission

Velocity is Seattle's premier art center dedicated to contemporary dance and performance. Everyday we: Support and advance artists and emerging ideas through commissioning, presenting, residencies, creative exchange and access to space, funding, scholarships, employment and touring opportunities. Provide quality movement education to dancers from beginners to professional, in a broad range of movement styles. Produce programs that introduce audiences to a wide spectrum of contemporary dance practices and aesthetics and bring together regional talent and world class innovators. Provide outreach and humanities programs that engage minds and inspire participation, while promoting cross-disciplinary dialog and meaningful links between artists and the community.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Catherine Nueva Espana

Main address

117 E LOUISA ST 268

SEATTLE, WA 98102

EIN

91-2030037

NTEE code info

Performing Arts Schools (A6E)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

Studio/Theater Operation and On-Going Classes: Velocity provides a wide variety of drop-in classes, dance series, master classes, and workshops, both for the professional dance community and the general public. In 2019, Velocity provided 25 master classes and workshops, 27 ongoing drop-in classes, 5 Intro Series classes, which provided high-quality dance instruction for 23,000 community members and dancers. Velocity also provides a performance platform for emerging and established dance artists, largely from Seattle; in 2019 we produced 41 shows, serving over 3,000 audience members.

Expenses
$268,905
Revenue
$229,083

Summer Festivals - Velocity's Summer Festivals (Strictly Seattle and Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation) are yearly festivals which attracts participants from all over the United States. The first is a three-week dance intensive led by Seattle teachers, which includes rehearsals, development workshops, and a public performance. SFDI is the leading national convening for dance, comprising of a week-long intensive of workshops and performance. In 2019, the summer festivals included 26 events, which attracted 1,900 participants.

Expenses
$165,571
Revenue
$88,027

Made in Seattle: Made in Seattle is an incubator program which provides development, production, and professional career support to artists through a year-long residency that includes 180 hours of free rehearsal space, a commissioning fee, administrative support, and professional development support. 2019s MIS artists were Ella Mahler and Mark Haim, whose shows were seen by 700 audience members.

Expenses
$36,788
Revenue
$19,233

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