Hosted by Southwest Washington Dance Center

Chehalis, WA

Public Performance

Saturday, March 21       7:00 pm

Corbet Theatre on the campus of Centralia College, Centralia, WA


The Southwest Washington Dance Center will host the 23rd annual Dance Festival Northwest, on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 PM. Dance Festival Northwest brings dance companies from around the Pacific Northwest to the Centralia/Chehalis area.  The dancers attend Master Dance Classes together as a group and then each individual company performs dance pieces that they have prepared, at a fabulous performance at Corbet Theatre in Centralia. This year you will see very diverse forms of dance performed; from contemporary ballet, modern/contemporary dance and jazz.


Coming from Portland, Oregon as the featured company this year is Polaris Dance Theatre, a professional contemporary dance company, under the direction of Robert Guitron, Artistic Director. Guitron’s 30+ years working in dance has taken him throughout the world performing and choreographing for many prestigious dance companies and performing arts organizations. Aside from his repertory work, Guitron’s credits and accolades come from his involvement in many outreach programs, operatic performances, musicals, music videos, and collaborations with corporations, artists and charitable organizations. Polaris Dance Theatre was founded in 2002 under the direction of Robert Guitron. Over the past ten years Polaris has produced over 340 new works and brought the joy of dance to nearly 11,000 audience members of all ages and backgrounds.  Polaris Dance Theatre crafts innovative, compelling works of contemporary dance and performs at a wide range of venues.


Also performing are dancers from Catapult Dance, a professional company directed by Michele Miller of Seattle.


The host company, under the direction of Danielle Brosco, is Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble from Chehalis, WA.  For over 32 years, Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble has given the gift of dance to the Lewis County area.  The Dance Ensemble has performed for audiences at the Lewis County Community Concert, the Nutcracker, Northwest Wind Symphony and the Merce Cunningham Tribute. They have also danced at Dancepalozza in Seattle, Dance to Make a Difference Charity Gala, and Olympia Dance Festival.


Visiting companies this year include:

Ballet Northwest from Olympia

Harbor Dance Ballet Company from Gig Harbor

Michele Miller/Catapult Dance from Seattle

Olympia Dance Center from Olympia

Polaris Dance Theatre from Portland, OR

Studio West Dance Theatre from Olympia

Washington Contemporary Ballet from University Place

And Host Company, Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble from Chehalis


Tickets are available:

Online at

Southwest Washington Dance Center @ 455 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis and at the door

For more information call the Dance Center at 360-748-4789



$15.00 Adults             $10.00 Seniors, Students & Children

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