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2017 Summer Opportunities for Teens

From sword fighting to sound design, this list has it all—peruse our partners’ offerings for incredible classes, workshops, programs, and more!

Milwaukee-based teaching artist Tyrone Miller works with participants to teach the mechanics of of DJing at MoPOP's Hip-Hop Residency program.

Get your hands on some art this summer and keep yourself movin' and groovin' during the hottest months of the year! There's something for everyone on this list: 

DANCE

Summer at Spectrum @ Spectrum Dance Theatre
June - August 2017
Various ages, check listings
Take a summer intensive, study with Donald Byrd, or get your dance + drama on at SDT this summer! You'll gain a deeper understanding of technique and focus on...

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TEENTIX SUPERSTARS: DALE & CHRISTINE BATEMAN

Dale and Christine Bateman are GiveBIG SUPERSTARS and OMG are they passionate about TeenTix!

Christine introduced Dale to TeenTix after she got to know the TeenTix Press Corps, who were out and about practicing their skills and viewing art at the Balagan Theater where she was Marketing Director. The Press Corps and The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society are a big deal to Christine and Dale. They strongly believe in...

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GIVEBIG SUPERSTAR: ELLA MAHLER

Ella Mahler, our next GiveBig SUPERSTAR is a bit of a chameleon. She is part artist (dancer+choreographer+performer), part fundraiser and arts advocate at The Ostara Group, part keen art consumer, and part TeenTix Advisory Council member. Ella is basically living the art nerd dream.

You may see Ella in the wild at some of her favorite TeenTix partner organizations: SAM, NW Film Forum, and On the Boards to name a few.

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GIVEBIG SUPERSTAR: TUCKER CHOLVN

Do you know Tucker Cholvin?

Maybe you do – when he was 16, Tucker discovered the wonders of the TeenTix Pass. Tucker used TeenTix to see art all over Seattle – from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, to On the Boards, to the Seattle Art Museum. In his words “you name it - I went there using TeenTix.

Tucker also hung around TeenTix HQ all the time. He was on the Teen Steering Committee (the precursor to The New Guard) AND he...

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Introducing our NEWEST partners!

A visual artist paints a picture while musicians and poets do their thing during Abbey Arts' oldest and most beloved event, THE ROUND, on 2nd Tuesdays at the Fremont Abbey.

Every year, we here at TeenTix get SO MANY REQUESTS from arts-presenting organizations to join our multi-faceted roster. TeenTix staff vets them, and The New Guard decide whether they're relevant to teen arts-going wants/needs/desires.

Well, today, we're stoked to present FIVE BRAND NEW TeenTix partners! Help us welcome CHOP SHOP Contemporary Dance Festival, ComedySportz Improv, Copious Love Productions, 18th & Union, and...

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Thank You For Your Support!

Thanks for all you do to support TeenTix. Together we can make Seattle's art scene accessable to ALL teens and empower our youth to become engaged citizens, arts advocates, and civic leaders in our community. 

 

 

P.S. - It's not too late to help us provide over 15,000 teens with TeenTix passes this year!


GIVE TODAY to help us provide teens an opportunity to develop into engaged, civic leaders through access to...

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Stage Fright Done Right

Stage Fright is Hugo House's monthly Teen-Open-Mic-Night, and if you're a young writer looking for a place to explore and express your art Stage Fright is the event for you! 

A few teens from November's Stage Fright!

Stage Fright is a monthly Open-Mic-Night for, about, and lead by TEENS at Hugo House!

It is the place to be if you feel like being surrounded by inspirational writing AND writers. It takes place one Wednesday of every month in the Hugo House Cabaret and includes snacks, snaps, and snazzy MCs from the Young Writers Cohort. The environment is incredibly warm, welcoming, and had a palpable WOW-Factor as the writers got rolling,...

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Teeny Awards 2016! The winners! The cupcakes! The money! The outfits! The music! The love!

The Teeny Awards 2016 Winners + Presenters | Photo by Bronwen Houck

On Sunday, October 9th, arts leaders and teenage arts enthusiasts gathered at Benaroya Hall to celebrate the 9th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by local performer/composer Celene Ramadan and members of the Young Americans’ Theatre Company, with performances by ParisAlexa and Seattle JazzED.

The Teeny Awards, presented annually by The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, celebrate the best in local arts and culture...

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Nominate A Teen for the Youth Arts Advocate of the Year Award!

Last year's YAAY nominees. Photo by John Ulman.

Do you know a teen who is always getting their friends to go to shows? How about a teen who works to keep arts education in school? Or a teen who creates opportunities for other teens to express themselves through art? Or a teen who pours themselves into leading a drama club, poetry slam, photography club, writing club, dance team, or WHATEVER KIND OF AWESOME ARTY CLUB? Know anybody like that? 

Nominate them for the Youth...

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A Day at the Seattle Symphony

TeenTix New Guardian April K. on meeting Maestro Ludovic Morlot: "I literally saw my soul depart my body"

Seattle Symphony's Artist Services, Media, & Chorale Manager Blaine Inafuku and New Guardian April K.

Throughout my years in both middle and high school, I have tried to discover my various passions, my favorite subjects, all in search for a dream I wanted to pursue (that will earn me the most money).

During this time of constant change, I have kept one thing exactly the same: music.

I took regular lessons and participated in my local youth symphony, and as my love for the music grew, my participation gradually increased...

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The TeenTix Experience

The title of this essay is a misnomer. There is no one “THE” experience when it comes to this organization. 

Carolyne (on the right) with a friend at The 2015 Teeny Awards. (Photo by John Ullman.)

Even in the category of those with a proclivity towards the arts, every young person that decides to sign up for TeenTix has a different experience.

Of course, I’m biased. I’m a TeenTix devotee.

I moved to Seattle when I was 14 and, on recommendation from a family friend, joined TeenTix. I applied for The New Guard, TeenTix’s board of teenagers that keeps the organization accountable to the community it is supposed to be...

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Save the Date for the biggest little art party of the year: The 2016 Teeny Awards!

Sunday, October 9th @ Benaroya Hall. Be there. 

 


You are invited to the

2016 Teeny Awards

A party for the future

Sunday, October 9th
Benaroya Hall

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Can't attend but would like to make a donation in support of TeenTix? Thank you! Click here to be taken to our donation page. (Be sure to click 'designate my donation to a specific fund' and choose TeenTix.)
 


CEREMONY

 

The annual Teeny Awards celebrate the best in our region's...

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Come and work with us this summer!

​TeenTix is hiring a summer intern

Do you care about keeping art accessible for young people? Come and work with us!

QUALIFICATIONS
You must be:

  • 16 or older, and able to get to Seattle Center
  • Available 10-15 hours per week during regular business hours (M-F, 9am-6pm)
  • Smart, motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic
  • Willing to conduct monotonous tasks with a smile
  • Passionate about making art accessible for young people

To learn more...

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2016 Summer Opportunities for Teens

Whatcha doin' this summer? Wonder no more with this ~comprehensive list~ of amazing classes, workshops, and more from our partners. Go forth and summer on!

DANCE

- Dance your face off at Spectrum Dance Theatre! Ages 7 - 14 can apply for Rumpelstiltskin at Musical Theatre Camp or at Drama/Dance Camp's Trickster Tales from Around the World. Get your body movin' with these courses

FILM

- If video production and media skills are your thang, give Reel Queer Youth of Three Dollar Bill Cinema a try. You and your classmates will take an idea from conception to production over...

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Actual Live Teens Talk About the Arts

On Wednesday, April 9th, representatives of TeenTix partner organizations, supporters, and other friends gathered at the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Benaroya Hall for the First Annual TeenTix Partner Meet-Up. The Meet-Up closed with a half-hour-long panel where members of The New Guard, TeenTix's Teen Arts Leadership Society, talked about their experiences as avid arts-goers, and answered questions from the audience. 

Our...

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Attention, South Sound Teens!

​Want to see TeenTix represented in Pierce County?! Take our survey below!

Thine beauteous county!

The Arts & Culture Coalition of Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are working with us in hopes of bringing TeenTix to The 253! The most important part of this feasibility study is hearing from YOU. We want to know if/how the arts fit into your life now, and if/how that could change if TeenTix was introduced to your home turf.

If you're a teen that lives in Pierce County, please take this survey that'll ask about your...

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$700,000 Spent How YOU Want It.

What would you do with $700,000 of the City's budget? Share your idea at a Youth Voice, Youth Choice Assembly!

Youth Voice, Youth Choice is a new Participatory Budgeting (PB) Initiative from the City of Seattle. Focusing on engaging people who have historically not been involved in government, PB is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

Youth Voice, Youth Choice involves four steps. First, community members will come up with ideas for public projects they would like to see...

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New Partners = More Art for YOU!

​Welcome Hugo House, Moisture Festival, West of Lenin, and Mirror Stage to the TeenTix family!

The Aviatrix wow audiences at Moisture Festival. Photo by John Cornicello, Cornicello Photography

Big, super happy, exciting news: TeenTix just added FOUR new partner organizations to our list! Wowza, this list is growing fast--give a warm welcome to our newest additions: Hugo HouseMoisture FestivalWest of Lenin, and Mirror Stage

 

Picured: Prelude to a Kiss at West of Lenin, event at the Hugo House.

 

 

Make sure you keep up with the events these partners offer by visiting them on their partner pages,...

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Donate to THE 2016 ACCESS FUND + #FlexYourTeenTixMuscles by December 31!

Join our friendly competition + make sure that life-changing arts experiences remain within reach for #EverySingleTeen by making a donation to TeenTix before December 31st! 

Week 6 update of the #FlexYourTeenTixMuscles challenge!

It's in YOUR power to ensure that life-changing arts experiences remain within reach for all teens! Donate to TeenTix before December 31st.

Tis' the season for giving, and when you give to TeenTix you can start the new year knowing that you did your part to keep safe, enriching, empowering, inspiring arts experiences accessible to ALL young people. 

TeenTix is a member-sustained organization. This means that TeenTix...

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There Was Nowhere I Would Have Rather Been

Ananya G. gives us the long and short of her experience in this summer's Culture Writing 101.

Teacher Ijeoma Oluo introduces Culture Writing 101 on the first day of class!

In June I graduated high school, and in a few weeks I’ll be moving out of my parents’ home and beginning college. Summer is drawing to a close and reflecting back on it, Culture Writing 101 was one of the coolest (although it was pretty hot) parts of my summer.

The first class was right after my freshman orientation at the University of Washington Seattle campus. I got stuck in rush-hour traffic and ended up being late to...

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