Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Center

Nurturing artists of all ages with imagination and exploration through dance

Since 2009, Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance has presented performances of innovative contemporary dance from global artists. With a professional company of 7 dancers, Whim W’Him has established itself as a world-class, professional dance company.

Rooted in the mission, vision, and values of the company, the Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Center is a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for individuals to learn and experience the transformative power of dance. The Center furthers our vision of enriching lives by investing in imagination illuminating the art that exists within each and everyone as we invite dancers of all ages and experience levels to join us in the studio. 

We are thrilled to welcome you into our space as you join our team of dedicated teachers composed of dancers from Whim W’Him’s company and respected Seattle teaching artists. We offer unique opportunities to engage with the one-of-a-kind work Whim W’Him presents as well as experiences with the renowned international choreographers who work with the company. Offering daily classes, workshops, camps, and intensives, we provide opportunities for dancers of any experience level and interest. 

Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Center provides opportunities for artists to invest in their own creativity by providing rental space in our two state-of-the-art studios. Further, we offer subsidized and free studio space to provide even greater access to the Seattle community.

Through education and space for innovation, the Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Center serves as a hub for creative expression in Seattle.

Be moved and move with us!

  • OUR LOCATION: 1716 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98118
  • GETTING HERE: Our main entrance is located at the corner of 2nd Ave N and Blaine St.
  • DRIVING: Limited parking is available in our parking lot. Street parking is available on surrounding streets.
  • BIKING: A bike rack is located outside our main entrance for your convenience.
    13 to Seattle Pacific University – Queen Anne Ave N & Howe St (6 Min Walk)
    13 to Downtown Seattle – Queen Anne Ave N & W Garfield St (6 Min Walk)
    2 to W Queen Anne/Seattle Center W – Queen Anne Ave N & W Lee St (9 Min Walk)
    2 to Downtown Seattle – Queen Anne Ave N & W Galer St (9 Min Walk)
    3/4 – Seattle Pacific University Queen Anne – Boston St & 2nd Ave (6 Min Walk)
    3/4 – Downtown Seattle – Boston St & Warren Ave N (7 Min Walk)
  • OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: We are grateful to be part of a mixed commercial and residential community.
    Please be respectful to our neighbors by keeping noise to a minimum outside of our building.


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