Adult Classes

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

Drop-in anytime for only $15!

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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.

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Winter 2016, Class Schedule: Jan 4 – Mar 12

Monday
6:30 – 7:45 pm Adv. Beg. / Int. Modern Carla Perlo
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. Jazz Ralph Glenmore
Tuesday
10:15 am – 12 pm Adv. Modern ($10 only!) Adrienne Clancy
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 – 8:00 pm Balance Harmony Deborah Riley
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. / Int. Hip-Hop Culture Shock DC
7:30 – 9:30pm Fieldwork for Mixed Disciplines
(Feb 24 – Apr 27)
Ilana Silverstein
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
Friday
10 – 11:30 am Move On Dance Deborah Riley
Saturday
9:30 – 11 am Beg. / Adv. Beg. Modern Carla Perlo
11 am – 12:30 pm Int. Modern Deborah Riley
12:30 – 1:30 pm Zumba ($10 only!) Wilma Consul
1:45 – 3 pm Beg. / Int. African Sylvia Soumah

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: $65 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.

ZUMBA®:
Fun fitness workout based on Latin dance moves. Getting in shape never felt so much like a party!

Class Updates & Substitutions

Saturday, February 13 at 11am: CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Master Class replaces Int. Modern this week.

Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30pm: Balance Harmony is cancelled this week.

Friday, February 19 at 10am: Move On Dance is cancelled this week.

Saturday, February 20 at 12:30pm: Zumba will be taught by Anise Abernethy

Saturday, February 27 at 12:30pm: Zumba will be taught by Anise Abernethy

Saturday, March 12 at 11am: Cleo Parker Robinson’s Master Class replaces Int. Modern this week.

Tuesday, March 15 at 10:15am: Adv. Modern will be taught by Sarah Gamblin

Wednesday, March 16 at 10:15am: Christopher K. Morgan’s Master Class replaces Adv. Modern this week.

Wednesday, March 30 at 10:15am: Sean Dorsey Dance’s Master Class replaces Adv. Modern this week.

Wednesday, May 18 at 10:15am: Malpaso Dance Company’s Master Class replaces Adv. Modern this week.

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