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.

Class Updates & Substitutions »

Winter & Spring 2016, Class Schedule: Jan 4 – May 28

Monday
6:30 – 7:45 pm 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 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
Friday
10 – 11:30 am Move On Dance ($10 only!) 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
Sunday
3 – 5pm Repertory & Performance
(Mar 13 – May 22, excl. Mar 27)
Coyaba Dance Theater

Summer 2016, Class Schedule: June 6 – August 20

Monday
6:30 – 7:45 pm 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
10:15 am – 12 pm Adv. Modern Teaching Series ($10 only!) Guest Instructors
6:30 – 8:00 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 – 11:30 am Move On Dance ($10 only!) – Ends June 24 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 Repertory & Performance
(June 11 – August 20)
Deborah Riley
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

ADVANCED MODERN TEACHING SERIES – NEW!:
An opportunity for experienced students to take class with a rotating faculty of guest instructors from the world of modern dance.

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.

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

REPERTORY & PERFORMANCE:
Culminates in public performances August 12 (at Art on 8th) and September 10 (at Be In Brookland / Experience Edgewood). See separate registration form.

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

Wednesday, May 25 at 10:15am: Adv. Modern is cancelled this week.

Saturday, May 28: Today’s Adult classes are cancelled (Memorial Day Weekend)

Friday, June 3 at 10am: Move On Dance will take place as usual.

Saturday, June 18 at 9:30am: Beg. / Adv. Beg. Modern will be taught by Jessica MnCube

Monday, June 20 at 6:30pm: Int. Modern will be taught by Jessica MnCube

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