Your 2017-18 Class information

Happy September! Today marks many beginnings for us here at Dance Exchange and in our community. We have officially kicked off our 20th season at home in Takoma Park and Montgomery County, MD. Your support has made it possible for us to continue cultivating deep roots locally while extending the reach and impact of our work out in the world. As our neighbors in Montgomery County begin school today, our own school is in session beginning TONIGHT as we kick off our weekly programming for youth, teens, adults, and families.

We’ve made a few changes to registration for adult classes this year. Here’s what you need to know:

  • All weekly adult classes are now drop-in. No pre-registration needed, just show up any time.
  • Class cards: Class cards are valid for Friday CLASS (Friday mornings) and Foundations in Contemporary Dance (Tuesday evenings). You can purchase a class card in person at class or at any time via PayPal. The price remains $120 for 10 classes and your card never expires.
  • Time Shift: Foundations for Contemporary Dance has shifted its class start time. Class now runs at 6:30-8:00 PM on Tuesday evenings.
  • No class card? No problem. Drop-in to Friday CLASS or Foundations for $15/person any time.
  • Takoma Park MOVES is now only $5/person, with kids 3 and under free. Drop-in anytime. Class cards are not accepted at Takoma Park MOVES (to save you money!).
  • Sign-in and paperwork at the door is now DIGITAL! New students will be asked to fill out their new student form and liability waiver using our new iPad. Returning students will still check in with the registration staff person but no new action is needed. This upgrade will help us better track who is in the room and keep in touch with announcements made in class, resources, and updates.
  • Purchase merch! Dance Exchange merchandise – apparel, notecards, books – will be frequently be available for purchase on class days from the registration staff person.
Here’s a reminder of all the ways you can join us every week (more class details here):

Foundations in Contemporary Dance: Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM; $15 drop-in/class card accepted
A class for movers of all levels, whether you are new to dance or looking to strengthen your practice. Connect with a community that cultivates creativity and curiosity, and build your capacities in contemporary dance forms alongside DX artists and local choreographers. For all levels 16+


Friday CLASS: Fridays 9:30-11:15 AM; $15 drop-in/class card accepted
A class for experienced movers facilitated by a rotating panel of DX artists, local choreographers, and visiting artists committed to sharing movement-based research through their teaching. For experienced movers 18+


Takoma Park MOVES: Saturdays 10-11:30 AM; $5/person (kids 3 and under are free)
A class for everyone! Takoma Park Moves recognizes the rich possibility when people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels come together to dance. Join DX artists Saturday mornings to move with a mix of families, professionals, and community members of all ages.

 Questions about these changes or registration? Let us know. We look forward to moving with you in this exciting season!

About Alison Waldman

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