Class Registration for 2022-23 now open!

Registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year! Classes begin Wednesday, September 14 and run to June.  Classes are offered in pre-ballet/creative dance, parent/child, ballet, pointe, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, jazz, Comp/Improv, Barre Time and Downs’ at Dance. Check out our new Flamenco class for middle schoolers, teens, and adults and Elementary Creative Dance Class…

Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 35 years returns to the recently renovated Washington Center.  Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker features stunning sets, beautiful costumes, 200+ local dancers, and guest artist Sanford Placide from Dance Theater of Harlem. Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince for the epic battle between the mice and soldiers, journey through the Kingdom of…

JODC alumni further their careers

Congrats to JODC alumni who have recently gone onto professional careers! Gio Garibay is dancing with Joffrey Ballet Studio Company in Chicago, Natalie Allenton is a professional division dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ashley Baker is dancing professionally with Ballet Idaho, and Bina Anvari and Elina Brein are dancing as Aspirants with Eugene Ballet.

Summer Dance Intensive

Registration is also open for the Olympia Summer Dance Intensive, August 8-26 (one, two or three week options for intermediate and advanced dancers.)  Guest faculty include former dancers with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and more! Click here for more information.

Olympia Dance Festival

Save the date for the 2022 Olympia Dance Festival on Saturday, March 5 at the Washington Center.  Tickets are available here. The Festival features over 200 dancers from throughout Western Washington plus guest artists Adji Cissoko and Shuaib Elhassan from the world-renowned LINES Ballet of San Francisco. The two unique programs include ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballroom, bellydance,…