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2023–24 Student Matinee Series

Meany Center is excited to bring back our free student matinees for grade 3–12 students, showcasing an exciting array of dance and music at Meany Hall in the 2023–24 season. 

Most of our matinees are full and accepting names for the waitlist (please email to be added to the list for a particular matinee).

There is still room in Calder Quartet with Antoine Hunter’s Urban Jazz Dance Company on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 (11 a.m.–12 p.m. — please check your early dismissal schedule to be sure you can attend)Register here

2023–24 Student Matinees

Grupo Corpo | October 20, 2023 
With energy to burn, the exhilarating Grupo Corpo combines classical technique with a modern take on popular Brazilian dance. The heart and soul of the company is the Pederneiras family, who produce powerful work of stunning physicality and rich visual finesse. Learn more about Grupo Corpo

Noche Flamenca | November 17, 2023
Noche Flamenca creates a diverse theatrical body of performance through song, music, and dance that expresses a rigorous, spell-binding aesthetic in the form of flamenco; one that exceeds the highest artistic expectations. In this lec/dem performance, students will learn about the history of flamenco dancing in Spanish culture and how Noche Flamenca works to keep the tradition of flamenco alive today. Learn more about Noche Flamenca

Calder Quartet with Antoine Hunter’s Urban Jazz Dance Company
11 a.m. | Wednesday, March 27, 2024 

This Wednesday performance will end by 12 p.m. Please check your early dismissal schedule to be sure you can attend. REGISTER HERE 

In the Mind’s Ear: Motion Beyond Silence is a thrilling collaboration by the imaginative Calder Quartet and dancer, choreographer, and Deaf artist and advocate, Antoine Hunter. This matinee will offer students an immersive and joyful journey into chamber music and dance. There will be an ASL interpreter present for the performance and Q&A with students. Learn more about the Calder Quartet and Antoine Hunter

Cie Herve Koubi
11:30 a.m. | Friday, May 10, 2024
This matinee is FULL.
To be added to the waitlist, email 

Drawing creative strength from his Algerian roots and Mediterranean culture, choreographer Hervé Koubi combines contemporary and urban dance movements with capoeira and martial arts.  This powerful company is known for its arresting imagery and gravity-defying choreography.  Excerpts of Les Nuits Barbares (The Barbarian Nights) takes a deep look into the history of the Mediterranean to extract the truth behind the stereotypes of those who were once considered "barbarians." Learn more about Hervé Koubi

General Information

All matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. and last approximately 55 minutes. 
(Calder Quartet with Antoine Hunter’s Urban Jazz Dance Company matinee begins at 11 a.m.)

Seating begins 40 minutes prior to show start time. Group must be fully present prior to seating, which will take place on a first-come, first served basis.

Our matinees are recommended for grades 3 and above. Contact us for any exceptions.

All student matinees take place at Meany Hall, in the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater, on the University of Washington campus.

What information do I need to prepare for registration?

  • School or group name, address and contact information

  • Group leader’s name and contact information

  • Your group’s top three performance choices

  • The number of seats you desire (including teachers and chaperones as well as students)

  • Your expected transportation method

  • Audience member accessibility needs (wheelchair, service dog, instructional aides, request for easy access to the aisle, audio or visual aids, etc.)


Performances are open to grades 3–12. Special considerations may sometimes be made for younger students, grades K-2, upon request. Such requests will be subject to availability of space as well as the nature and content of the performance. Teachers are responsible for bringing an appropriate number of chaperones to actively monitor your group.

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