TOUR: BodyCartography Project in Residency

Minneapolis-based BodyCartography Project is in residence at Dance Place this September. See the full schedule of events with these thoughtful, vibrant artists below! BodyCartography in closer (group) closer (group) lays bare the power of physicality through a series of duets that multiply into an expansive performance experience and dance party. Together, the audience and artists play with how their meeting generates

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NEWS: RFP for Arts Park

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ARTISTIC PICNIC TABLES, SEATING & BISTRO SETS FOR 8TH ST ARTS PARK Dance Place is seeking design submissions for artistic picnic tables, seating and/or bistro sets that will serve as seating for the 8th St Arts Park. This commission marks the third round of public art created for the park, which lies between Dance Place and the

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Energizers Creative Arts Camp 2017 Report

We’re so delighted to share with you the successes of our 2017 Energizers Creative Arts Camp! It has been such a joy hosting 71 young people on our campus over the past six weeks. Our campers rocked the stage in the culminating camp show DP Soul Circus last Thursday and Friday. Enjoy this brief roundup of the camp and those

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NEWS: Dance Place featured by DC Lottery

DC Lottery selected Dance Place to be the face of Brookland / Edgewood in their new Neighborhoods Campaign, celebrating the amazing communities that make up DC. By counting our gorgeous facade alongside iconic DC sites like Ben’s Chili Bowl and the Chinatown gate, Dance Place represents the best of DC’s unique arts and culture. Grab a Brookland scratch card anywhere

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ADULT CLASSES: Adjusted Summer Schedule

Important Class Updates: There will be a modified Adult Class schedule for the weeks August 7 – 19 to allow for maintenance work in our theater space. Amended Class Schedule (August 7 – 19) Mon. Aug 7 6:30 – 7:45 pm Adv. Beg. / Int. Modern Carla Perlo 6:30 – 7:45 pm Beg. Jazz Ralph Glenmore Tues. Aug 8 6:30

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NEWS: Kresge Case Study Features Dance Place

Dance Place is delighted to share with you the case study commissioned by the Kresge Foundation to highlight Dance Place’s leading creative placemaking activities within Brookland / Edgewood. Read Case Study >> In 2014, Dance Place was awarded a leading $500,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to support the creation of the 8th St Arts Park and Art on 8th

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RECAP: Celebrate Carla

On June 24, 2017, over 200 friends joined us at Celebrate Carla to honor our Founding Director Carla Perlo before her upcoming retirement. Carla’s immense impact on the performing arts field has changed the face of dance in our country today. Her legacy serves as a great gift to the DC community and she deserves every accolade and more for

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NEWS: Congrats to our 2017 New Releases Commission

Congratulations to Tarik O’Meally, the recipient of Dance Place’s 2017 New Releases Commission! The commissioned work will premiere at the 2018 New Releases Choreographers Showcase on May 26, 2018. Dance Place’s annually curated showcase features some of the best new works by established and emerging choreographers.   About Tarik O’Meally Tarik Darrell O’Meally was born in Queens, New York and

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NEW: Sharon Mansur Master Class

Wednesday, June 14 at 10:15am-12pm Release into gravity, engage your core and find your power in Sharon Mansur’s contemporary dance class. With somatics, improvisation, yoga and daily movements woven in, this class embodies an active dialogue with inner sensation and outer expression. Through both movement sequences and improvisation scores, the whole person is emphasized. Virtuosity exists in many forms, including

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