Chop Shop 2014 Poster

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work

Presented by
StoneDance Productions

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:30pm
and Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:00pm

A Contemporary Dance Festival

The Experience Dance Program
A Series of Free Community Classes


CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work is proud to partner with The City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services Department to offer the FREE Experience Dance Program! These free, unique, and fun dance classes serve as companion events to the CHOP SHOP dance festival, held February 16 & 17, 2019 at Meydenbauer Center Theatre. All Experience Dance Program participants receive a reduced price $5 ticket to the 2019 festival performance of their choice!


Reading Dance is your chance to engage directly with festival artists as they discuss the craft of choreography. Join dancers and choreographers as they demystify and reveal the creative process behind contemporary dances. Discover the type of movement language contemporary dance uses, learn different ways that dances are formed, and ask questions of the artists themselves. Reading Dance is open to all ages and abilities.


Introduction to Modern Dance is a fun dance technique class for those interested in learning basic modern dance movement vocabulary - no previous dance experience necessary! Teaching artists lead participants through a fun series of exercises that explore the type of movement presented at CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work. Introduction to Modern Dance is open to all over the age of 8 and all abilities. Please dress in comfortable clothing.


The 2019 Experience Dance Program schedule and registration information will be available in late November / early December 2018.