Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market

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Get Dance Place’s recommendations for restaurants and places to visit in Brookland before or after your stop at Dance Place! With new options opening every day, there’s something for everyone in booming Brookland.


2014-2015 Performance Series

SEPTEMBER 6-13 Grand Re-Opening Celebration 6 Be In Brookland / Community Open House 10 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 13 Gala Celebration & Performance 20 Metro Mambo: Time Machine 20-21 Culture Shock, Washington, DC 27-28 DEVIATED THEATRE OCTOBER 4 Hind Benali’s Fleur d’Orange (from Morocco) 11-12 PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER 18 Daniel Burkholder / The PlayGround (at Monroe St. Market) 19 Dance Box Theater & force/collision 25-26 Silvana Straw NOVEMBER 1-2 VTDance / Vincent E. Thomas 9 Companhia Urbana de Dança (from Brazil) 15-16 ClancyWorks Dance Company 22-23 SerendibDance / Asanga Domask DECEMBER 3 Fieldwork Showing 6-7 Urban Dance Theater Festival 13-14 Kwanzaa Celebration...

Dance Place Rendering with Janney sculpture

Grand Re-Opening Gala Celebration & Performance

Saturday, September 13 6:30 Reception, tours and silent auction 8:00 Seated Performance 9:00 Dance Party Celebrate our re-opening with a party and performance that highlights our diverse programming and beautiful renovated space. Featuring Coyaba Dance Theater’s Drum Core, PEARSONWIDRIG DANCE THEATER, and a collaborative piece choreographed by Shannon Quinn and Sylvia Soumah for ReVision dance company and Coyaba Dance Theater. Plus a new commissioned work choreographed by Dance Place’s Co-Director Deborah Riley in honor of Howard and Geraldine Polinger. Tickets: $150 General Admission ($125 tax deductible donation) $400 Individual Sponsorship ($300 tax deductible donation)  Thank you to our generous Gala...

Photographs by Serena Huang/Momenta Workshops

Audition: New Releases Choreographers Showcase 2014

Dance Place – 2014 New Releases Audition Sign Up Form Updated: 4/21/2014 Please contact Dance Place to schedule your audition: (202) 269-1600  Audition Dates Friday, June 13 @ 4:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, June 14 @ 4:00pm-8:00pm Artists must bring the following information to the audition: Biography of choreographer & performer(s) and/or company Photo image for marketing purposes Brief written description of the work to be performed Technical requirements or special needs Program information including music credits, costume credits, etc… Additional Audition Information: Auditions will take place in the Dance Place theater. Recorded music must be on CD or mp3 player with standard 1/8″ input...

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Master Class Series 2014

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 The Edgewood Arts Center (3415 8th St NE) unless otherwise noted. Sign Up Now » 2014 Master Classes Saturday, May 10: 11:00am-12:30pm Sean Dorsey Dance With his signature fusion of modern dance, storytelling and theater, Sean Dorsey, the nation’s first transgender modern dance choreographer, is blazing a trail celebrated by critics and sold-out audiences alike. Wednesday, May 14: 10:15am-12:00pm Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Experience New York based Kyle Abraham’s post-modern movement vocabulary, full of intricate...


Dance Place Staff Featured in Dance Magazine December 2013

We are excited and proud to see Dance Place staff David Dowling and Amanda Blythe featured in Dance Magazine’s December issue as the Editor’s Choice for Video of the Month!                                                   Watch David’s video!


15th Annual Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair

Looking for a unique holiday gift? Put the 15th Annual Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair on your calendar! Dance Place will be at the Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair on Saturday September 6 from 12-4pm!  Give gifts that touch people’s hearts, honor them and make a real difference to those in need. Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12 noon – 4 pmTakoma Park Presbyterian Church310 Tulip AvenueTakoma Park, MD 20912(corner of Tulip & Maple), three blocks from the Takoma Metro Station Dance Place gifts you can buy for friends and family this year include: $10- One day’s supplies for our after-school...

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Art on 8th Map – Where to find Dance Place events!

Brookland is expanding and so is Dance Place! Use the map below to find Studio 21, the Edgewood Arts Center, DP2 in the Brookland Artspace Lofts and Dance Place – all along 8th St NE!                                            

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Hiplomacy Tour with Iraqi Dancers

Dance Place was thrilled to welcome First Step Iraq on October 19th, 2013, as part of a first-ever Iraqi hip hop diplomacy tour of the United States. Comprised of dancers and rappers from YES Academy Iraq, the US sponsored tour is the culmination of years of training inside Iraq where Kurdish and Arab dancers face tough conditions to develop their skills. Dance Place was selected along with performance stops in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston as part of this historic “Hiplomacy” tour. The event at Dance Place was created as a cultural dialogue about life as an artist between...

Art on 8th Freddie Dunn Jazz Fall 2013. Photo by Niesha Ziegler

Art on 8th: Linking Dance Place with our Metro

Take the Metro to Brookland and enjoy an artful walk down to Dance Place! This summer, Dance Place launched our newest program enhancement initiative, Art on 8th, with free music and dance performances plus visual arts workshops. Audiences gathered at the newly opened Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market just steps from the Redline Metro, Brookland Artspace Lofts, and the plaza next to Dance Place’s home. 150 visual and performing artists enthusiastically responded to the opportunity to engage with new audiences through our public arts experiences. While the performances are on hiatus until next spring, art exhibits continue monthly in Dance...

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Kyle Abraham receives MacArthur Fellows “Genius” Award

You may have heard recently of the 2013 MacArthur Fellows “Genius” Awards, and we’re very proud that dancer/choreographer Kyle Abraham is one of the recipients! Dance Place provided essential support to Kyle with a three year contract for annual performances in addition to commissioning his latest work, Live! The Realest MC. We’ll be presenting this work at the Howard University Ira Aldridge Theater on May 17-18, 2014. We couldn’t be more thrilled for Kyle, and know that Dance Place’s investment played a part in his success. Buy Tickets » Dance Place is committed to discovering and nurturing emerging dance artists...


Carla Perlo receives Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts

Join us in congratulating Founding Director Carla Perlo, winner of the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts! The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. The award for Excellence in Service to the Arts recognizes an individual or a private, public or government organization that has demonstrated a substantial history of exemplary leadership, financial support, or other services vital to the development of the arts in the District of Columbia. On October 22, 2013, Carla was honored to recieve...


28th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Mayor’s Arts Awards and Mayor’s Awards for Arts Teaching are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 28th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Warner Theatre. In addition to revealing winners in five arts and three teaching categories, the program will celebrate the District’s creative industries in the arts and entertainment community with Helen Hayes Award Winner 2013 Outstanding Supporting Actress, E. Faye Butler as Mistress of Ceremony....

Photographs by Serena Huang/Momenta Workshops

ReVision dance company featured in The Arc newsletter

After ReVision dance company’s April 2013 performance of “Just Be” at Dance Place, the company and Artistic Director Shannon Quinn were profiled in Summer 2013 issue of “Empower,” a newsletter published by The Arc. Read more about Shannon and ReVision’s involvement with The Arc!                                                              

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Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program

Project Support from $750-5,000 awarded for artistic, landscaping, or beautification projects along 12th Street NE and Monroe Street NE in Brookland. Funded by the DC Office of Planning, Managed by Dance Place. Application information coming soon!