Sunday, October 22 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Firehouse Performing Arts Center | 1314 Harris Ave.


As we prepare for our fall concert, Emerge (November 10-11 and 17-19), BRD welcomes community members to participate in the rehearsal process. Attend an open rehearsal on Sunday, October 22 with BRD’s dancers and Seattle choreographer, Marlo Ariz, as we workshop her brand new piece, created uniquely for Bellingham Repertory Dance. This event is free and open to community members of all ages. Stay for the full event or wander in and out as your schedule allows.

Ariz spent three densely-packed days working with BRD in early August to begin developing this piece, and she returns to continue her work with dancers as they refine and clarify the new work. All are welcome to observe, ask questions, and maybe even assist with artistic and physical puzzle solving. The open rehearsal for Marlo Ariz’s new work is in preparation for Bellingham Repertory Dance’s fall concert, Emerge, November 10-11 and 17-19 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center. Emerge will feature Ariz’ work as well as six others from nationally recognized choreographers. Tickets for Emerge will be available soon for purchase online.




December 27-29 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (5:00 PM on Friday)

Firehouse Performing Arts Center | 1314 Harris Ave.

Click here to register!

$175 per dancer by November 5
$225 per dancer by December 27


BRD presents the third annual Winter Contemporary Youth Intensive, offering contemporary dancers ages 13-18 an immersive and professional dance experience. During the three-day workshop, dancers will study contemporary and ballet techniques and learn choreography from BRD’s repertoire, all under the instruction of BRD dancers, past and present. Concluding the three-day intensive, students perform excerpts from rep pieces learned, as well as work from their technique classes, in an informal showing open to parents and community members.


As participants in the youth intensive, students engage in daily opportunities to develop as strong, thoughtful artists through classes in contemporary technique, classical and contemporary ballet, conditioning, workshops, and repertory sessions. In these sessions, dancers learn choreography from the company’s portfolio of work from nationally recognized choreographers. Through kinesthetic problem-solving and vulnerable creativity, dancers complete the intensive with a sense of community and shared accomplishment. A participant from BRD’s 2017 Summer Intensive expressed appreciation of their instructor’s ability to “help each dancer find their own way of connecting with the dance and movement.” Still others “loved learning how [they] could move in different ways,” and appreciated “the positive and motivated attitude from students and teachers.” This inspiring week is one that students and teachers alike look forward to all year long. Participating dancers must be 13-18 years old and have at least two years of dance technique experience (or special permission from a BRD company member).


Scholarships are available, click here to apply.
For any questions, please email



Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM & Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM

Firehouse Performing Arts Center | 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham

These intermediate/advanced contemporary classes are open to all dancers. A structured and accessible warm up will be followed by skill building and phrase work. Classes are taught by current Bellingham Repertory Dance members and occasional guest teachers. $12 per class or  $50 for a 5-class card.



October 22 – Tatyana Stahler

October 29 – Michele Miller Master Class (ends at 12pm)



September 4-December 18 – Hannah Andersen


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