Diving Into Touring……

SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance

The Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, ODC Theater in San Francisco,  Philadelphia Dance Projects and the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis partner together to bring the freshest names in contemporary dance to new audiences. SCUBA provides precious touring opportunities for local dance artists, and for everyone else it gives a fantastic view of the breadth of choreographic invention across the country. 

"A kind of Whitney Biennial of dance, this mobile showcase taps the country’s best emerging talent… and sends them on the road." Minnesota Monthly

“A fascinating look at developing talent, from Philadelphia and other cities.”    – Philadelphia Inquirer

SCUBA Touring Network is in its ninth season. This program is geared towards the early to mid-career artists who are looking to begin their national touring experience and have developed dance work ready for a small-scale tour.


Nichole Canuso (Philadelphia)

Elia Mrak (Seattle)

Super Group (Minneapolis)

Navarrete + Kajiyama Dance Theater

(San Francisco)


                                                                                                                                           [Super Group]

SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance is a co-operative enterprise founded by Velocity Dance Center,

in conjunction with ODC Theater in San Francisco, The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, and Philadelphia Dance Projects. From the beginning, SCUBA has met the ambitious goal of touring regionally established, nationally emerging artists to and from the participating cities. SCUBA strives to present these artists/tours through co-operative presenting and grassroots mobilization without sacrificing the highest standard of professionalism.

SCUBA is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Tonya Lockyer, Director Velocity Dance Center

Top photo:  Body Cartography Project (MN)