8/30 Open House: Discover What’s for You at DX

Dance Exchange believes that every body can and should dance. This fall, Dance Exchange is continuing and expanding our programming for even more opportunities for gathering, moving, and making for all ages and levels. Join us at our studios on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6PM for a free Open House to get to know DX and our class and workshop offerings. DX Associate Artistic Director Matthew Cumbie will lead a short sample class experience, and our staff will be on site to answer specific questions about what is coming up and help you find the right program for youth, adults, and seniors.

Did you know Dance Exchange studios host music, movement, martial arts, and community events of all kinds year around? Open House is also a chance to learn about other programming offered by our renters and our three large studios available to rent. RSVP to the Open House on Facebook here.

Here’s a list of some of the classes and opportunities you’ll hear about. If you can’t make it, visit our full program page here and email Matthew with any additional questions about our offerings, and to register for any of the series or classes below.


Takoma Park MOVES (Saturdays 10-11:30 AM)

A movement class series for everyone, Takoma Park MOVES recognizes the rich possibility of exchanges when people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and levels of experience come together to dance. Move with a mix of professional dancers, those new to dance, community movers, and families in each of our 7-week series. All ages welcome.

Registration is required.
Session 1: Sept. 10- Oct. 22 / Session 2: Oct. 29 through Dec. 10
Sessions will continue through 2017 from January 7 through May 27!
Cost: $99 per session or $150 per session for 2


Foundations in Contemporary Dance (Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM)

This class series helps explore and expand a strong foundation in contemporary dance practices. Throughout each 7-week series, we will focus in on the particular practices of each facilitator by building our moving capacities and our dancing community together. Rooted in the Dance Exchange belief that every body can and should dance, Foundations in Contemporary Dance is a dance class for anyone who wants to further develop their dancing practice, ranging from professional dancers to community members to those new to dance. 16+

Registration is required.
Session 1: Sept. 6-Oct. 18 / Session 2: Oct. 25 – Dec. 13
Cost: $99 per session or $150 per session for 2


Friday CLASS (Fridays 9:30-11:30 AM)

A drop-in class for experienced movers, students, and those who are curious about the local dance community. Classes are facilitated by a rotating panel of DX artists, local choreographers, and dancers committed to sharing movement based research and practices through their teaching. Live music, when possible, by local musicians. 18+

No registration required – drop-in anytime!
Sept. 9-Dec. 16
$15 to drop-in/$12 with a class card


Dance Exchange’s Youth Programs offer opportunities for young movers and makers, ages 8-18, to develop their dance training and cultivate their artistic voice through performance and a collaborative creative process. Programs run September 2016-June 2017.

Youth Exchange (Thursdays, 4-5 PM)

Our Youth Exchange, for ages 8-12, introduces youth to collaborative dancemaking and performance. In a supportive, inclusive, and youth-centered environment, students can explore their creative potential through dance training and choreography.

Registration required.
Tuition: $450 for full year or $199 for fall, $275 for spring


Teen Exchange (Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 PM)

Based on the core principles and practices of Dance Exchange, our Teen Exchange offers opportunities for youth ages 13-18 to deepen their dance training and develop their choreographic potential through studio practice, performance, and creative organizational leadership. Teens will collaborate closely with each other, and with Dance Exchange company members and co-directors Matthew Cumbie and Sam Horning, and will help organize and facilitate public events and performances. Members of the Teen Exchange will have opportunities to create their own choreographic work, to expand their abilities as leaders in their community, to develop new friendships, participate in Dance Exchange creative projects, and take other Dance Exchange classes at a discount.

Registration required.
Tuition: $500 for full year or $220 for fall, $315 for spring


About Alison Waldman

Alison Waldman is Dance Exchange's Marketing & Communications Manager and a D.C.-based “entrepren-artist” consultant, performer, photographer, and collaborator.