Adult Classes

Dance Classes for Adults: African dance, modern dance, hip-hop dance, and more.

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Important Class Updates:

Dance Place follows the DC Public Schools schedule for closures. Please check this page or Dance Place’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on any closures or cancellations.

Scroll down for special July class schedule!

Monday, July 27 at 6:30pm: Int. Modern will be taught by Dache Greene

Monday, July 27 at 8pm: There will be no Afro-Cuban class this week

Tuesday, July 28 at 10:15am: There will be no Adv. Modern this week

Saturday, August 1 at 9:30am: Beg. / Adv. Beg. Modern will be taught by Dache Green

Monday, August 3 at 6:30pm: Int. Modern will be taught by Ronya Lee Anderson

Monday, August 3 at 6:30pm: Beg. / Adv. Beg. Jazz will be taught by Dache Green

Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30pm: Beg. / Adv. Beg. Jazz will be taught by Dache Green

Saturday, August 8 at 9:30am: Beg. / Adv. Beg. Modern will be taught by Ronya Lee Anderson

Wednesday, August 19: 10:15am: There will be no Adv. Modern this week

Wednesday, August 19: There will be no Hip-Hop classes this week.

Saturday, August 22 at 11am: There will be no Int. Modern class this week.

Special Schedule July 13 – 25

Monday, July 20
6:30 – 7:45pm at Dance Place Adv. Beg. / Low Int. Modern Carla Perlo
8 – 9:15pm at Dance Place Beg. African Marcia Howard
There will be no Jazz or Afro-Cuban Class today.
Tuesday, July 21
10:15am – 12pm at Dance Place Adv. Modern Nicole McClam
There will be no African or Salsa Classes today.
Wednesday, July 22
10:15am – 12pm at Dance Place Adv. Modern ReVision dance company
6:30 – 7:45pm at Edgewood Arts Center Beg. / Adv. Beg. Jazz Ralph Glenmore
8 – 9:15pm at Edgewood Arts Center Int. / Adv. Hip-Hop Culture Shock DC
There will be no Balance Harmony or Beg. Int. Hip-Hop Class today.
Thursday, July 23
6:30 – 7:45pm at Edgewood Arts Center Beg. African Sunmolu Hamilton-Samuel
8 – 9:15pm at Edgewood Arts Center Casino Partnership & Cuban Styling DC Casineros
There will be no Move On Dance Class today.
Saturday, July 25
9:30 – 11am at Edgewood Arts Center
Int. Modern Deborah Riley
1:45 – 3pm at Edgewood Arts Center
Beg. / Int. African Sunmolu Hamilton-Samuel
There will be no Beg. / Adv. Beg. Modern Class today.

Class Schedule July 27 – August 22

Monday
6:30 – 7:45 pm Int. Modern Carla Perlo
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. / Adv. Beg. Jazz Ralph Glenmore
8 – 9:30pm Afro-Cuban Dance Yudisleidy Valdes
Tuesday
10:15 am – 12 pm Adv. Modern ($10 only!) Nicole McClam (until Aug 11)
Adrienne Clancy (from Aug 18)
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. African Marcia Howard
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. / Adv. Beg. Salsa DC Casineros
7:45 – 9 pm Int. Salsa DC Casineros
Wednesday
10:15 am – 12 pm Adv. Modern ($10 only!) ReVision dance company
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. / Adv. Beg. Jazz Ralph Glenmore
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. / Int. Hip-Hop Culture Shock DC
7:45 – 9 pm Int. / Adv. Hip-Hop Culture Shock DC
Thursday
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. African
Takes place at the Edgewood Arts Center
Sylvia Soumah
7:30 – 9 pm Casino Partnerwork & Cuban Styling DC Casineros
Saturday
9:30 – 11 am Beg. / Adv. Beg. Modern Carla Perlo
11 am – 12:30 pm Int. Modern Deborah Riley
1:45 – 3 pm Beg. / Int. African Sunmolu Hamilton-Samuel

How to Sign Up For Class:

1. PURCHASE A CLASSPASS:
Use our flexible ClassPass for any Dance Place class within a three-month period. Attend any class that fits your schedule.

  • 10ClassPass: $120 for 10 classes
  • 5ClassPass: $60 for 5 classes
  • Pro/MemberPass: $100 for 10 classes (These passes are available to current Dance Place Members or dance professionals.)

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2. DROP-IN ANYTIME FOR A SINGLE CLASS:

  • $10 (weekdays) or $15 (evenings and weekends)
  • First time students pay for one drop in class and your next class is FREE!
  • Seniors (55+) and college students drop in for $12 per class.

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3. WORK / STUDY:
Free classes in exchange for volunteering at Dance Place. More Info.

Class Descriptions

AFRICAN DANCE:
Explore the richness of African Dance traditions from Guinea, Mali and Senegal.

AFRO-CUBAN DANCE:
Learn the history, movement and rhythm of traditional Yoruba and Orisha dances. For all levels.

BALANCE HARMONY:
Enhance your balance, weight shifting and range of movement through a unique blend of ballet warm up and Laban Space Harmony.

HIP-HOP:
Learn a variety of urban dance styles, including popping, locking and house, taught by a rotating team of renowned guest instructors.

JAZZ DANCE:
An enjoyable fusion of jazz, modern and ballet techniques danced to a spectrum of music from jazz and R&B to house music and Broadway tunes.

MODERN DANCE:
Experience a wide range of dance and movement techniques including Laban/Bartinieff, Horton, Social Dance and Yoga, using floorwork, gesture phrases and combinations.

MOVE ON DANCE:
Experienced dancers can enjoy fun, gentle dance technique with movement exploration, grounded in Laban Movement Analysis.

REPERTORY & PERFORMANCE AND FIELDWORK:
Culminate in public performances at Dance Place. See separate registration forms for class descriptions and performance dates.

SALSA:
Learn the social dance Rueda de Casino and other Cuban dance forms. The classes use popular music including Son, Songo, Changui and Timba.

Header photo: Coyaba Dance Theater (c) Enoch Chan 2013