A February full of families and friends in Takoma Park MOVES

This past month has seen such a wonderful outpouring of new and familiar faces to start 2015 in our Takoma Park MOVES series! It has also been a rich and robust time to gather, move, and make with a number of Dance Exchange artists! Most of January has been held by our own Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, who has had us moving through a wide range of ideas and practices, using our voices to talk, whisper, makes sounds, and sing, and whose generous spirit has had us laughing and reflecting and collaborating all the while. I am looking forward to the month of February, which will see a deepening into our time with Jessie. If you have yet to join this community of movers, come! If you’ve been calling this studio and this class series home for some time, come! This is an opportunity for entire families to create dances together, for people of all ages to exchange ideas and practices, and for every one to move into and with their truth. Classes are Saturdays at Dance Exchange, 10 to 11:30 am. $12, or $10 per person with a family.

Takoma Park MOVES w/ Jessie Laurita Spanglet: February 7, 14, 21**, 28*
*plus live music w/ David Shulman
**plus live music w/ Mark H. Rooney

Jessie Laurita-Spanglet. Photo by Zachary Z. Handler

Jessie Laurita-Spangletis a performer, educator, and choreographer currently based in Washington, DC. Jessie grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she had the great pleasure of studying with and dancing for Katharine Birdsall, and teaching Pilates at Thinking Body Studio. In 2010 Jessie moved to Maryland where she has enjoyed dancing with Dance Exchange, Sarah Beth Oppenheim, Sharon Mansur, and PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, as well as working towards her MFA in Dance which she completed last May. Jessie is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


A movement class for the entire community, Takoma Park MOVES recognizes the rich possibility of exchanges when people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and levels of experience come together in a creative process. Join us for a mix of professional dancers, those new to dance, community movers, and families. Classes are $12, or $10 per person in a family, and are facilitated by Dance Exchange Artists. 10-11:30 am, Saturdays at Dance Exchange. All ages welcome.

About Matthew Cumbie

Matthew Cumbie (Associate Artistic Director) is a dance artist and collaborator who currently lives in Washington, DC.