Looking Back on a Month of Moving

Wow! October has flown by in a flurry of gathering, moving, and making here in the Dance Exchange studios.

Whether you’ve been in class every week or have yet to come move with us here on Maple Ave,
scroll down for a look at the incredible month we’ve had in Friday CLASS, Takoma Park MOVES, and Inside|Outside

Looking back at Friday CLASS in October: 

Waking up on Friday mornings with class facilitated by Keira Hart-Mendoza has truly been a treat! Keira’s classes send movers through a journey that touches on Pilates-inspired warm ups, improvisation, partner work, and set material. As we played with movement that was, in some moments, perfectly balanced and, in the next, expansive and off-kilter, the sense of joy, curiosity, and connection in the studio was palpable!


Looking Back at Takoma Park MOVES in October: 

This month, Dance Exchange’s newest Resident Artist Amanda Newman stepped in to facilitate Dance Exchange’s favorite way to start the weekend! There’s been some incredible moving and making emerging out of the stories, interests, and contributions of the intergenerational community that gathers at Dance Exchange on Saturday mornings.


Looking Back at the Kick Off of Inside|Outside

Guest artist Julia Burrer of Doug Varone and Dancers kicked off our Inside|Outside series this month, a movement class series that provides opportunities for the local dance community to intersect with research and practices from the larger dance field through single classes facilitated by visiting artists. Julia’s class started gently but built to an exhilarating rush of momentum and dynamism. The pictures below barely do it justice! 

Stay tuned for upcoming information about all that November will bring to the Dance Exchange studios! 

Photos by Matthew Cumbie and Kay Kemper.

About Amanda Newman

A graduate of the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance, Amanda joined Dance Exchange in 2014 as Resident Artist, Communications Coordinator, and Youth Programs Facilitator.