People Objects Play (POP)

People Objects Play (POP) is a creative movement company of teenage performers lead by Dance Place’s Founding Director Carla Perlo, Youth Leader Delante White and POP Company Manager Carolyn Hoehner.

The company performs entertaining dance pieces to upbeat music using a variety of lively props such as balls, parachutes, hula-hoops, fabrics, umbrellas and more. After each brief dance, we invite audiences to participate in movement explorations. The company engages participants of all ages and abilities.
POP (People, Objects, Play)

POP is a resident company of Dance Place and an art elective in our Junior Staff job readiness training program. The company stresses professionalism, cooperation, collaboration, creativity and community building. The company fees range from $250 – $1,000. POP is perfect for outdoor events, parties, corporate gatherings and all types of celebrations. For booking information, contact Carolyn Hoehner at 202.269.1600 or email

What our sponsors say:

“The performance was perfect and I think the crowd really enjoyed it.” – Omare Hakeem, Office of Planning

“Thank you again for coming out and putting on such a great show. I look for to working with you more in front of larger crowds.” – Xavier Brown, DC Department of Parks and Recreation

What our audience says:


Here is a list of successful POP performances:

DC Department of Parks and Recreation Park Performing Series
Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Teen Night
Be In Brookland / Experience Edgewood
DC Office of Planning Cultural Plan Launch
Dance Place’s Moving Forward Campaign
Hyman M. Perlo Celebration
Bloomberg Family Picnic
DanceAfrica, DC
Art on 8th

Header Photo: Niesha Ziegler