Perform with Dance Exchange!

Click here to see an excerpt from a 2006 performance of Still Crossing, performed at Dance Exchange's 30th Anniversary Celebration.

As part of the culmination of New Hampshire Ave: This Is a Place To… , Dance Exchange is inviting its community and its neighbors along New Hampshire Ave to perform in a site-specific performance on July 18. Join a cast of all ages and backgrounds in performing the iconic final section of Liz Lerman’s landmark work, Still Crossing, as part of an event to celebrate the past, present, and future of New Hampshire Ave.

Originally performed in 1986 at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, Still Crossing brings together artists and community members of all ages and backgrounds to explore our own journeys and intersections: Where do we come from? What do we leave behind? What do we carry with us?
This is a performing opportunity that is open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities! No previous experience necessary, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for families!

In order to perform with us, you must commit to the following: 


Attend ONE of the following dancemaking and storytelling workshops:

  • ​Tuesday, July 14 at 5:00-6:00pm (Takoma Park Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave)
  • Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00-3:30pm (Dance Exchange Studios)
  • Thursday, July 16 at 7:00pm-8:30pm (Dance Exchange Studios; as part of our HOME Series, we’ll be joined this evening by DX Founder Liz Lerman to discuss the history of ​Still Crossing)


​Attend BOTH of the following events:

  • ​Friday, July 17 at 6:00pm-8:30pm (Dress Rehearsal; Outside Hampshire Tower and Takoma Overlook, 7401 New Hampshire Ave)
  • Saturday, July 18 at 5:30-8:30pm (Performance; Outside Hampshire Tower and Takoma Overlook, 7401 New Hampshire Ave)
For more information, please contact Amanda Newman at 301-270-6700 ext 29 or at

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.