Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of dance artists, audiences, and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational program. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC.
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Dance Place offers a year-round weekend dance performing series since 1980, with dance shows every weekend in modern dance, African Dance, tap dance, performance art, hip hop, and spoken word by Washington, DC dance companies as well as regional and international dance companies.
Dance Place’s school offers dance classes for adults in modern dance, African dance, hip hop dance, and other dance forms and dance classes for youth in creative movement, tumbling, tap dance, ballet and hip hop. Established professional dancers come to Dance Place for continuous training, renewal, professional networking, auditions, and workshops that further their career development. Dance Place offers work/study and internship programs which offer aspiring dancers an opportunity to take dance classes for free.
Programs for Kids and Schools
Dance Place offers family-friendly performances, workshops, classes, school assembly programs, and school performances at Dance Place and off-site in schools for kids, students, families and community organizations. The Energizers after school program provides a model program for creative education through the arts for youth living in urban communities. Dance Place has a commitment to serving the rich cultural diversity of our nation, city and immediate neighborhood through a wide variety of affordable and free programs.
Leadership and Collaboration
Dance Place’s demonstrated success in management, staff development, fiscal responsibility, creative programming and leadership has been an invaluable resource for other organizations and artists reaching for health, stability and creativity.