NEWS: Dance Place Students at the White House

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Nine students from Dance Place were selected to perform at the White House on Monday February 8th for Black History Month. The students, including Ama Sumbry, Reign Mosby, Akua Cunningham, Isatou Gaye, Aini Dennis, Shane Royster, Abena Crittendon, Akosua Crittendon and Yaa Ayo Cunningham, learned a dance number from the one and only Debbie Allen, Choreographer, Dancer and Actress. They

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In Case You Missed It! Dance Place in The Washington Post

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We were thrilled this weekend to be featured in the Sunday Style guide with our wonderful co-Directors Carla Perlo and Deborah Riley. Read the article online here! Here are some of our favorite quotes from the article: “Now comfortably expanded after a $4 million renovation in 2014, Dance place remains unchanged: It is still the heart of the region’s dance

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NEWS: Youth Festival accepting submissions!

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The 2016 Youth Festival will feature work from pre-professional and professional youth companies from across the DMV. Apply now to perform in the festival with your youth company! Download application here! Please complete the application form, in its entirety, and submit along with a DVD work sample or online link to Attn: Donna Kearney, 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC

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Rental Space Available!

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Need Space? We’ve got it, in all shapes and sizes! Dance Place has a variety of spaces available for rent for dance rehearsals, informal performances, parties, weddings and special events. While Dance Place’s performance season and regularly scheduled classes and rehearsals take first priority, Dance Place will accommodate rentals on a first come, first serve basis. For more information on

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Master Class Series 2016

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Experience class with choreographers from all across the country and Cuba in Dance Place’s Master Class series! Talk & Chew: Stay after class for discussion with our visiting artists over provided light lunch. Drop in for only $15 to these classes. All classes located at Dance Place unless otherwise noted. Pay for Class » Saturday, January 30: 11am – 12:30pm Cathy

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BLOG: Announcing Lobby Installation by Rajan Sedelia

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For our 35th Anniversary, we’re collaborating with local artist Rajan Sedalia to build an installation artwork in our lobby. An artistic timeline of our history, the piece will be created in three sections to reflect our impact first on our neighborhood, and then adding sections about the field of dance and lives that have been changed through the years by

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NEWS: Moving Forward Capital Campaign Report

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We did it! Thank you for helping us to complete our Moving Forward Campaign! With the generous support of individuals, foundations, government agencies and corporations, we raised $4.5 million to renovate our wonderful building and create free community programming. We’re grateful to everyone for their steadfast belief in strengthening our home base here in the Brookland/Edgewood neighborhood. Please enjoy our

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BLOG: Dance Place Travel Club returns from Cuba

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Dance Place’s Travel Club, consisting of 19 donors, ventured to Havana, Cuba this past week. Diverse in age, racial and cultural backgrounds, the group had a phenomenal experience! “Everyone felt the trip was very meaningful!” – Triana Brown, DP Staff Dance Place will be traveling to Cuba again in October 2016. Travel dates have not been finalized. We’re hosting a

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EVENT: Junior Staff Alumni Reunion, Dec 18 at 6:30pm

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Are you an Junior Staff Program Alumnus? Did you work in our Junior Staff Program while growing up or are you still involved today? Then you’re invited to our Junior Staff Alumni Reunion! Our Junior Staff program has spanned decades of neighborhood teens, teaching them life skills and a passion for the arts. Connect with generations of Junior Staffers in

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