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Dance Place Family Day

September 9, 2017


September 9

Join your neighbors | Meet our teachers | Try a new class

Get the Dance Place experience for FREE and introduce your child to their neighbors and to the arts. All of Brookland / Edgewood comes out for this annual celebration of our thriving, artistic community and you’re invited! Get the kids moving in sample classes, make something beautiful with guided arts and crafts and so much more!

Preview: Friday, September 8

Interactive dance performance with Culture Shock Washington, DC on the 8th St Arts Park from 6:30-7:30pm


*BAL Studio; sign up in the Dance Place lobby

9:30-10:15am: Mommy & Me

This class is designed for students and one accompanying adult (Mom, Dad, Grandma, etc) to dance together. Young students are introduced to a class structure, age appropriate stretches, coordination exercises and rhythm. This class encourages student expression while experiencing dance, music and imagination.

Age: 18mos – 2.5
Attire: comfortable clothes for movement

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10:30-11:15am: Creative Movement

A pre-schooler’s introduction to dance. Rhythm and movement games teach students new ways to express themselves. Students learn basic dance elements and vocabulary, space, time and body awareness, as well as dance class etiquette.

Age: 3 – 5
Attire: shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt

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11:30am-12:15pm: Ballet / Tap

Beginner’s class that gives students a technical foundation and the basics of ballet and tap dance forms.

Age: 5-10
Attire: leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes

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12:30-1:15pm: Jazz

Jazz is an upbeat, stylish and versatile dance form. This technical class includes a strengthening warm up, across the floor movements, leaps, turns and center combination work to fun and upbeat music.

Age: 9 – teen
Attire: footless stretch pants / tights, t-shirt / leotard and jazz shoes

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1:30-2:15pm: Hip-Hop

Students learn techniques including popping, locking and house elements and have opportunities to work on their own freestyle abilities. This class builds strength, stamina and style through contemporary hip-hop movement.

Age: 6 – 8
Attire: sweatpants, t-shirt, sneakers

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Attention Parents: Dance isn’t just for the kids!

Adult classes continue as regularly scheduled during the morning. First time students buy one class, get the second FREE!


*On the 8th St Arts Park


10-11:20am               Face painting / balloon art

11am                         Unveiling of public art

11:20am                    Interactive Downspout Dance

11:30am-1pm            Gardening with Carla Perlo

12-3pm                     Games: jump rope, corn hole, hooping and more!

Interactive arts & crafts

10am-3pm: The Golden Doors to Freedom Project

A participatory arts project that turns abandoned doors into dramatic vehicles for communal focus on human trafficking. Guided by master gilder William Adair and photographer Kay Chernush, trafficking survivors and allies convert discarded wooden doors into freedom portals. Using 23k gold leaf, participants write, stencil, draw, scratch, burnish and embellish the doors with their own thoughts about trafficking. As survivors transform a “piece of junk” into a compelling work of art, they see new possibilities for their own lives. For allies, the Doors open opportunities for reflection, engagement and action.



Official unveiling of Dance Place’s newest public art commissions by My Ly, Charles Bergen and Steve Prince! Enjoy our artistic new mural, downspout and trashcans to keep our park beautiful, creative and clean.


Funded by Department of Energy and Environment and DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities.


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3225 8th Street NE
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