Auditions for MALE DANCERS

Splinter is holding AUDITIONS for MALE company members for Summer and Fall 2012 performances!

Looking for dynamic male dancers who are proficient at learning and performing various styles of dance.  Strengths in hip hop or breakdance, contemporary, or lyrical movement are encouraged.  A strong desire to use dance as a tool for bringing social awareness to the community also required.  Performances range from educational shows in schools across the U.S., to local corporate and private event entertainment and local community events.  Pay is on a per-show basis, and no fee is charged to be part of the Company.  Splinter is based in Seattle, WA.

Please email us at to find out more, and to schedule an audition. For more info about the company please visit

Performance this Saturday – June 23rd!

Splinter will be at the University Farmer’s Market this Saturday, June 23rd, 12pm.  Come check out the market; fresh veggies, local vendors, and community galore! 🙂  We’ll also have our new T-shirts for sale – another great way to support the work that we do!

Click here for calendar details

University Heights Outdoor Concert Series

Equality Dance at Juan de Fuca
Dancers: Denise Rounsavelle, Thomas Glass
Photographer: Jim Oliver


Seattle International Dance Festival opens this Weekend!

Come on out this Saturday (June 2nd) to catch a line-up of demo classes at The South Lake Union Discovery Center!  Justice will be teaching hip-hop and breakdance at 12:30pm – and so many more styles to choose from the whole day though!  The Festival runs for 10-days – check out the entire lineup of shows and classes available!

Seattle Times NW Source did a great write up of the happenings – check it out here:

More info on the Festival:

Directions to the Demo-class stage at the South Lake Union Discovery Center can be found by clicking  HERE 


Gratitude for GiveBIG and all our supporters

Our heartfelt THANKS goes out to all our supporters on the Biggest Giving Day of the year!  Yesterday, The Seattle Foundation raised over 7 Million dollars for Seattle non-profits!  That’s 2 million more than last year!  What astounding numbers!!!  The spirit of giving is strong in our city and we are so thankful to be a part of this community.  Exact totals are still being tallied for ajusticenetwork/Splinter as The Seattle Foundation S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S the dollars you donated, so we’ll be sure to keep you abreast of the successes we share!
If you didn’t have a chance to participate in the campaign yesterday, but still have the itch to give, you can still donate to ajusticenetwork and Splinter by clicking HERE
In keeping with the spirit of service and community that ajusticenetwork and Splinter uphold, during yesterday’s campaign Splinter was proud to attend a Mentor Appreciation Dinner with the Big Picture High School for our Internship student, Kimani.  What a gift for us to see the far-reaching effects of this school’s programming on the lives of our youth.  It truly takes a community to raise a child, and this school is a shining example of the support we as a community, as mentors, and teachers, have to offer. 
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Thomas, Justice, Kimani and Robin @ Mentor Appreciation Dinner

for Big Picture High School

Again, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for supporting the work that we do.  Keep your eyes peeled for our summer newsletter chock full of updates on our upcoming shows and classes.  We hope to see you out and about in our community soon!



With Gratitude,

Robin, Justice, and the Splinter family  

Feeling Grateful for BIG Change!

♥  It is such a heartwarming feeling to watch as the donations come in today!  To see that the work we do matters and that we are supported to keep reaching farther to influence more communities and hearts!  Splintering the perception of everyday life is what we aim to do – be it through Diversity Dance Repertoire performances, our Splinter Effect shows, Hip-hop mash-ups, teaching classes or mentoring youth to follow their passions.  We are so thankful for your donations to help us GROW! 

Just 9 hours left to donate to ajusticenetwork and Splinter Dance to have your gift STRETCHED by generous donors of the The Seattle Foundation!

Click here to GiveBIG today until midnight!

Click here to see what all the hoopla is about!


GiveBIG or give small for BIG Change! May 2nd one-day only!

Dearest Friends and Supporters,

On May 2, 2012, this coming Wednesday, ajusticenetwork and Splinter Dance Company are participating once again in The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG Campaign!

“The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.”

For us, Give Big is not about the amount of each donation, but about the universal support of our mission. We have inspired many hearts throughout the years, and hope to encourage everyone to give, big or small, since even the smallest donation can create BIG change.

Splinter has been continuing its work in the community this past year in so many ways; from mentoring high school youth, to offering exciting local performances, as well as teaching diverse dance classes out of our studio in Pioneer Square.

Splinter has been asked to perform our Diversity Dance Repertoire at the Juan de Fuca Festival in Port Angeles later this May. We’re also booked to perform for many local outdoor summer festivals (U-District, Beacon Hill neighborhood, and Mt. Vernon to name a few), and are working hard to put together a Colorado tour this summer!

Your donation will help with our travel costs, costume needs, as well as our ongoing rehearsal space and activities here in Seattle.

With enough support, we will set aside 30% percent of the donations to help plan and execute a reunion for the countless dancers from across the globe, host families, and volunteers associated with our predecessor, Diversity Dance Workshop (started in 1992).


Each donation made through The Seattle Foundation’s website to any of the 1,300 profiled nonprofit organizations between midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) on May 2, 2012 will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 3 percent of the total donations during GiveBIG, then it will receive 3 percent of the stretch pool.


Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random to have an additional $1,000 given to the charity that received their donation. The selected donor will also be eligible to win a Starbucks gift card worth $100!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE to ajusticenetwork / Splinter Dance Company

We are excited by all of the opportunities we’ve had thus far with Splinter Dance Company, and look forward with gratitude to the work ahead of us. We are thankful for your generous support which allows us to present our work to communities worldwide!

With creativity and gratitude,
Justice, Robin and all the Splinter dancers

Splinter Open Classes ~ April Schedule


~ Come join Splinter in APRIL for Monday Open Class ~

@ RED Dance Co-op
89 Yesler Way, 3rd Floor
Pioneer Square, Seattle
(next door to Cafe Palomas and the Cigar Shop)

Street parking is available
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so that we can let everyone into the building and start on time.

April 2ndHip Hop/Breakdance w/ Justice
all levels
indoor, non-marking shoes only
$12 drop in rate

Justice brings a mix of new-school, old-school, and a little in-between school to her hip hop classes – creating an environment that is inspiring, challenging and fun! Justice teaches the basics of breakdance, including conditioning, floor work, uprock, freezes, popping, and locking. She works all these styles into routines that are adaptable to beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers.

April 9thContemporary Jazz w/ Ali
$12 drop in rate

Starting off with a basic jazz warm-up, we’ll focus on feeling the music and letting it fill your entire body. We will practice contemporary/jazz combinations across the floor, ending class w/ a fun combination – set to a non-traditional piece of music.  By dancing to music that’s not typically chosen for Contemporary pieces, we’ll discover the movement, syncopation, and emotion on various levels.
April 16th Hip Hop/Breakdance w/ Justice
all levels
indoor, non-marking shoes only
$12 drop in rate

April 23rd Salsa w/ Thomas
indoor, non-marking shoes only
$12 drop in rate

April 30thNo class

More information and class details can be found on our public online calendar:, or email us at

Looking forward to moving with you!
Robin and Justice