Kate Wallich is a choreographer and the founder of Dance Church.
Kate Wallich is a choreographer and the founder of Dance Church. Courtesy of Kate Wallich

Good morning. "Happy" Easter.

This is about as religious as things get around here: Today's message comes from the founder of Dance Church, the choreographer Kate Wallich.

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"I know everything is really intense right now and we're all cooped up at home and the world is so bizarre," Kate says. "And I know one of the things that's making me feel good and sane right now during this time is dancing. So I thought I would lead us through a little morning warm-up this morning. I think you should join me."

If after warming up you're interested in joining the 10 am Dance Church service this morning, instructions on how to do that are below.

Dance Church classes are every Wednesday 5 pm PST and Sunday 10 am PST.

Yes, that includes today.

You can join THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of people doing it around the world—literally!—by going here and signing up.

This position has nothing to do with it being Easter.
The position of her hands here has nothing to do with it being Easter.

Kate Wallich has performed locally at On the Boards, Seattle Theater Group, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Whim W’Him, and Northwest Dance Project; nationally at Walker Art Center with Liquid Music, MASS MoCa, The Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Newfields/IMA, ICA Boston; internationally at Springboard Danse and SPOTLIGHT: USA in Bulgaria. In 2010 she co-founded her company The YC with Lavinia Vago and has gone on to create five evening-length works and three large scale site-specific works with the company since.

She founded Dance Church—"(no religious affiliation)"—in 2010. It is taught by professional dance artists weekly in New York City, Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles.

Kate attended Interlochen Arts Academy and graduated Magna cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts.

She appeared with Perfume Genius on the cover of Seattle Art + Performance, a Stranger publication, in September 2019.
She appeared with Perfume Genius on the cover of Seattle Art + Performance, a Stranger publication, in September 2019. Photo by Jonathan Pendleton

You can follow her on Instagram.

You can also follow Dance Church on Instagram. Or Twitter.

You can listen to Dance Church playlists on Spotify.

Thank you so much for taking us to church, Kate!

Preach!!

🙌


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Previously in this series:


Lucien Postlewaites message to the city on April 10.
Lucien Postlewaite's message to the city on April 10.

Betty Wetters message to the city on April 9.
Betty Wetter's message to the city on April 9.

Amanda Morgans message to the city on April 8.
Amanda Morgan's message to the city on April 8.

Nancy Guppys message to the city on April 7.
Nancy Guppy's message to the city on April 7.

Jonathan Bisss message to the city on April 6.
Jonathan Biss's message to the city on April 6.

Chris Jeffriess message to the city on April 5.
Chris Jeffries's message to the city on April 5.

Lesley Hazletons message to the city on April 4.
Lesley Hazleton's message to the city on April 4.

John Rodericks message to the city on April 3.
John Roderick's message to the city on April 3.

Bill Cartys message to the city on April 2.
Bill Carty's message to the city on April 2.

Price Suddarths message to the city on April 1.
Price Suddarth's message to the city on April 1.

Kary Waysons message to the city on March 31.
Kary Wayson's message to the city on March 31.

Ellen Forneys message to the city on March 30.
Ellen Forney's message to the city on March 30.

Major Scaless message to the city on March 29.
Major Scales's message to the city on March 29.

E. J. Kohs message to the city on March 28.
E. J. Koh's message to the city on March 28.

Ken Jenningss message to the city on March 27.
Ken Jennings's message to the city on March 27.

Demarre McGills message to the city on March 26.
Demarre McGill's message to the city on March 26.

Lynn Sheltons Message to the City on March 25th.
Lynn Shelton's Message to the City on March 25th.

Timothy White Eagles message to the city on March 24.
Timothy White Eagle's message to the city on March 24.

Cookie Coutures message to the city on March 23.
Cookie Couture's message to the city on March 23.

Sarah Rudinoffs message to the city on March 22.
Sarah Rudinoff's message to the city on March 22.

John Osebolds message to the city on March 21.
John Osebold's message to the city on March 21.


Ben Gibbards message to the city on March 21.
Ben Gibbard's message to the city on March 20.

Nathan Chans message to the city on March 19.
Nathan Chan's message to the city on March 19.

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