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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.

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Current Class Schedule (through May 26, 2017)

 

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
8 – 9:30pm Repertory & Performance (Mar 21 – May 23) Coyaba Dance Theater
Wednesday
10:15 am – 12 pm Adv. Modern / Company Class ($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
7:45 – 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 – 11:30am Move on Dance (from May 5-June 16) 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 Beg. Hip-Hop Andrea Petty-Brown
1:45 – 3 pm Beg. / Int. African Sylvia Soumah
Sunday
1 – 3 pm Mini-Fieldwork for Mixed Disciplines (Feb 26 – Apr 2) Ilana Silverstein

Class Schedule (through August 19, 2017)

 

Monday
6:30 – 7:45 pm Adv. Beg. / Int. Modern Carla Perlo
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. Jazz Ralph Glenmore
Tuesday
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
6:30 – 7:45 pm Int. 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
Friday
10 – 11:30am Move on Dance (ends June 16) 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 Beg. Hip-Hop Andrea Petty-Brown
1:45 – 3 pm Beg. / Int. African Samantha Salters

 

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: $130 for 10 classes
  • 5ClassPass: $70 for 5 classes
  • Pro/MemberPass: $110 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 $16 (evenings and weekends)
  • Seniors (55+) and college students drop in for $13 per class
  • First time students pay for one drop in class and your next class is FREE!

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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.

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.

REPERTORY & PERFORMANCE and FIELDWORK:
Culminate in public performances at Dance Place. See separate registration forms.

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

 

Class Updates & Substitutions

 

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm: Beg. African will be taught by Nick Gwyn this week.

Saturday, April 29 at 11am: Int. Modern will be taught by Katie Sopoci Drake this week.

Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30pm: Beg. African will be taught by Nick Gwyn this week.

Thursday, May 4 at 6:30pm: Beg. African will be taught by Nick Gwyn this week.

Saturday, May 6 at 1:45pm: Beg. / Int. African will be taught by Samantha Salters this week.

 

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