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.

Wednesday, September 23: Students planning on taking class today should expect heavy traffic delays, and parking restrictions, due to the visit of Pope Francis to the National Basilica.

Wednesday, September 23 at 10:15am: Adv. Modern is cancelled this week.

Fall 2015, Class Schedule: Sept 8 – Dec 19

Monday
6:30 – 7:45 pm Int. Modern Carla Perlo
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. Jazz Ralph Glenmore
8 – 9:15 pm Afro-Cuban Dance Yudisleidy Valdes
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 – 11:30 am Balance Harmony ($10 only!) Deborah Riley
10:15 am – 12 pm Adv. Modern ($10 only!) ReVision dance company
6:30 – 7:45 pm Int. Jazz Ralph Glenmore
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. / Int. Hip-Hop Culture Shock DC
7:30 – 9:30pm Fieldwork for Mixed Disciplines
(Sept 23 – Dec 2, registration required)
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
1:45 – 3 pm Beg. / Int. African Sylvia Soumah
Sunday
3 – 5pm Repertory & Performance
(Oct 4 – Dec 6, registration required)
Coyaba Dance Theater

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