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: Weekend of January 26 – Feb 1

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.

Monday, January 26: All classes will be held as regularly scheduled
Wednesday, January 28: ReVision’s 10:15 Adv. Modern class is CANCELLED
Saturday, January 31: 1:45pm Beg/Int African will be taught by Marcia Howard

 

Winter 2015 Session: January 5 – March 21, 2015
(No classes: January 17 – 19)

Monday
6:30 – 7:45 pm Adv. Beg. Modern Carla Perlo
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. / Adv. Beg. Jazz Ralph Glenmore
Tuesday
10:15 am – 12:00 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 – 9:00 pm Int. Salsa DC Casineros
Wednesday
10:15 am – 12:00 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
7:30 – 9:30 pm Fieldwork for Mixed Disciplines
Feb 11 – Apr 22, Registration Required
Ilana Silverstein
7:45 – 9:00 pm Int. / Adv. Hip-Hop Culture Shock DC
Thursday
10:00 – 11:30 am 40 & Up Dance ($10 only!) Deborah Riley
6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. African
Takes place at the Edgewood Arts Center
Sylvia Soumah
7:30 – 9:00 pm Casino Partnerwork & Cuban Styling DC Casineros
Saturday
9:30 – 11:00 am Beg. / Adv. Beg. Modern Carla Perlo
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Int. Modern Deborah Riley
1:45 – 3:00 pm Beg. / Int. African Sylvia Soumah

Master Class Series 2015

Experience class with choreographers from all across the country in Dance Place’s Master Class series! Drop in for only $15 to these classes. All classes located at Dance Place unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, March 14: 11am- 12:30pm*
Helen Simoneau Danse (from NYC)
The class moves towards large moving combination exploring full use of space, shifts of weight, physicality, momentum as well as achieving a balance between precision and self-expression.

Wednesday, March 18: 10:15am- 12pm*
zoe | juniper (from Seattle)
The class combines musicality, visual and physical metaphors in both improvisation and structured forms as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancer’s potential.

Saturday, April 4: 11am- 12:30pm*
Cynthia Oliver / COCo Dance Theatre (from Urbana, Illinois)
COCo Dance Theatre’s Leslie Cuyjet leads a class which encourages the body to engage in a present state using awareness of space and self.

Wednesday, April 15: 10:15am- 12pm*
Rosy Simas (from Minneapolis)
This class approaches body alignment from both anatomical and body-felt viewpoints, helping the student move with greater ease, efficiency and power.

Wednesday, May 13 10:15am- 12pm*
BodyCartography Project (from Minneapolis)
This workshop uses movement to reveal the connection between how we feel, how we think and how we act.

*Join us after class for Talk & Chew: Enjoy a light lunch and discussion with our visiting artists.

 

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 or performances. (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.

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 form 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.

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

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