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Guide to Seattle International Dance Festival

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The 7th Annual Seattle International Dance Festival runs June 1-10, 2012. This ten-day dance explosion fills the South Lake Union neighborhood and the Seattle Streetcar with a multitude of international, national and local dancers. Five artistic programs include: Art on the Fly, The Inter|National Series, Spotlight on Seattle, The Threshold Institute, and the new Sanity Cafe.

Catch a few FREE performances over your lunch hour on Friday, June 1from 11:30am – 1:30pm at Van Vorst Plaza’s Amazon headquarters (410 Terry Avenue). There will also be kids’ activities and food vendors, according to Discover SLU.

Then on Saturday, June 2 between 12:00pm and 6:00pm, experience an urban art adventure with Art on the Fly, where contemporary dance springs to life along the streetcar route! Hop on a Seattle streetcar and enjoy spontaneous dance! It’s a 5-block guided dance discovery tour starting at 2200 Westlake featuring dance created around the neighborhood’s architectural features like Buster Simpson’s steel/cement ping pong table, Claudia Fitch’s giant Placeholders and more.

Head over to the Discovery Stage at Westlake Avenue and Denny Way for FREE dance lessons on June 2! Learn the steps to the Tango, Salsa, Hip Hop and other dances between 12:00pm – 6:00pm. There will also be dance performances and events at McGraw Square (5th & Westlake Ave) and 2200 Plaza (Westlake and Denny).

You can also purchase tickets for the International Artist Series or the Spotlight on Seattle which will be performed during the festival at Seattle’s Raisbeck Performance Hall. Tickets for all shows are available online HERE.

For more information or a schedule of the festival’s events, visit http://www.SeattleIDF.org.

Raisbeck Performance Hall is located at:
2015 Boren Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
http://www.brownpapertickets.com

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