Dance Place Resident Companies


Dance Place’s resident dance companies offer modern dance, African dance, and step dance performances and are available for bookings for performances, residencies, and other engagements at theaters, schools, and other performance venues. The companies are based at Dance Place and perform regularly in the DC area and beyond. Click on a company name below for more information. Coyaba Dance Theater

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NEWS: WMATA SafeTrack Plan


IMPORTANT UPDATE WMATA has updated their SafeTrack Plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system. Please review the information and plan your travel to-and-from classes and performances accordingly! Surge Schedules that will directly affect Brookland-CUA: Oct 29 – Nov 22: Line segment shutdown between NoMa & Fort Totten There will be no Metro access to Brookland-CUA or Rhode

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Jess Curtis – Full DC Residency


Leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham teams up with US-Berlin choreographer Jess Curtis to find a new equality – a duet, excavating their own habits and perceptions and those of their audience. During their DC tour, they will be teaching performing all over the city! Please join us and delve deeply into the work of these fascinating artists. Workshop at

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Mosaic Moves


October 6 – November 6 UpRooted Dance presents Mosaic Moves, a video dance installation free and open to the public in Dance Place’s lobby. Enjoy this miniature theater space where dance for the camera pieces are shown for an intimate audience of one. Watch the pieces and respond in real time! Featuring original music from local artists and state of

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Let’s Sit Together Awhile


Let’s Sit Together Awhile is a public art project by Tim Kime and commissioned by Dance Place for the new 8th St Arts Park. Comprised of eight locally-sourced wooden dining room chairs, the project mimics and celebrates Brookland / Edgewood’s unique diversity and eclectic community. Its whimsical feel and colorful appearance supports the current upcycling trend to enrich the site

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Welcome to Art on 8th – Free Events in Brookland


Enjoy free music, dance, arts and crafts in Brookland and Edgewood Events take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May – September 2016 Thursdays: Live Music at 6:30pm on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE) Hear great music including Brazilian / Bluegrass Fusion from Matuto, latin beats from the Rumba Club, jazz vocalists Natalie Jean

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Arts Park Construction is Complete!


While the 8th St Arts Park officially opens September 10th, 2016 at Be in Brookland / Experience Edgewood, the newly constructed site will be open for limited preview programming and for use by our Energizers Creative Arts Camp during the summer. Summer time use for the public — only when Park staff are on duty! ARTS PARK SUMMER PREVIEW PROGRAMMING:

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Dance Place Seeks Grants Assistant

Photo by Lisa Helfert

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a part-time Grants Assistant to raise funds from government, foundation and corporate sources. This position reports directly to Dance Place’s Director of Development Judy Estey. Gain experience with grant writing and management, fundraising strategies, best practices for non-profit fund development and the philanthropic landscape locally and nationally. An

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FREE Yoga with Bluebird Sky Yoga

Bluebird Sky Yoga

Join Brookland and Edgewood’s new yoga studio, Bluebird Sky Yoga, for FREE Sunday night yoga classes across the month of August. We’ll soak up the last hours of sunshine as we flow from 5-6pm at the Arts Park on 8th St NE. Come join us for the all-levels Vinyasa class and stay around to hear more about the studio, opening

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