GALAXY FESTIVAL

AUGUST 4 – 6, 2016 | DAILY FROM 10:15AM – 7:00PM

Click here to check out photos from our 2015 classes and performances.

Polaris Dance Theatre’s annual outdoor summer dance festival returns for its fourth year, and we can’t wait for you to participate in this year’s free events!  In 2016, over 1,500 people attended this much-anticipated event. Join us August 4 – 6, 2016 at Simon & Helen Director Park in downtown Portland as we host an array of Portland-area dance companies in this 3-day community gathering, including free classes and performances for the whole family!

Dance brings people together, and our goal is to get our community involved through accessible, affordable (free!), and thoughtful avenues of exploration. Polaris hosted over 15 dance companies at last year’s festival, and this year’s event will be no exception. The wide array of genres, including aerial, ballet, hip hop, ballroom, belly dancing, contemporary, modern, and jazz, contributes to festive atmosphere, while offering an engaging opportunity for all. Dance lovers of all genres will be entertained!

APPLY TO BE A FEATURED DANCER/COMPANY

Be a featured dance company during Galaxy Fest 2016! Click here to download a guest artist application.

When: August 4 – 6, 2016, 10:15am – 7:00pm daily
Where: Simon & Helen Director Park, 815 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
Who: Hosted by Polaris Dance Theatre, with performances and classes by the Polaris Dance Company and other regional dancers and dance companies.
Application: Fees vary from $25+, applications/time slots are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
The purpose of Galaxy Fest is to offer free opportunities to educate the public on the various disciplines of dance and dance organizations in the region, including contemporary, ballet, hip hop, aerial, tap, cultural/folk dances. All dance forms will be considered for both performances and classes. Individual dancers and dance companies are welcome to apply to perform and/or teach classes during this three-day festival.

2016 FEATURED COMPANIES

THUR – SAT WORKING SCHEDULE

Please check back in July for a fully finalized schedule!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH | 11AM – 7PM

11:00am – Noon | TBD
Noon – 12:30pm | Polaris Dance Company Performance
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Ballet Class | Haley Blaise | Advanced
1:30pm – 2:30pm | Contemporary Class | M’Liss Quinnly | Advanced
2:30pm – 3:30pm | Yoga Class | Maya | All Ages/Levels
3:30pm – 4:00pm | TBD
4:00pm – 5:00pm | Choreography/Partnering Class | Robert Guitron | Advanced
5:00pm – 6:00pm | Salsa Fitness/Cardio Class | Diana B. | Advanced

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH | 11AM – 7PM

11:00am – Noon | TBD
Noon – 12:30pm | Polaris Dance Company Performance
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Contemporary Class | Gerard Regot | Advanced
1:30pm – 2:30pm | Polaris Summer Intensive Performance Rehearsal
2:30pm – 3:30pm | Pilates Class | Jana Tripp | All Ages/Levels
3:30pm – 4:00pm | TBD
4:00pm – 5:00pm | Tap Class | Tony Palomino | Advanced
5:00pm – 6:00pm | Polaris Summer Intensive Performance

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH | 10:15AM – 7PM

10:15am – 10:45am | Yoga Class | All Ages/Levels | Sarah Lakey
11:00am – 11:30am | Polaris Tiny Toes Class | Ages 3-5 | M’Liss Quinnly
11:30am – 12:30pm  | Polaris Aerial Class | All Ages/Levels | Polaris Staff
12:30pm – 1:15pm | Polaris Contemporary Class | Youth | Polaris Staff
1:15pm – 2:00pm | Polaris Summer Camp Demo Class (Circus & Hip Hop) | Youth | Polaris Staff
2:00pm – 3:30pm | TBD
3:30pm – 4:00pm | The Circus Project Performance
4:00pm – 6:00pm | TBD
6:00pm – 6:30pm | Polaris Junior Company Performance
6:30pm – 7:00pm | Polaris Dance Company Performance

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