Dance Exchange believes that every body can and should dance.
Commit to moving your body and connecting with your community every week at Dance Exchange in class opportunities for all ages. Looking for youth programs? Click here.
Takoma Park MOVES
for all ages – families welcome
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. Check the calendar to see who is teaching each week.
Can’t commit to the whole series? Drop-ins are available for $18/class or $30/family of two.
for experienced movers 18+
Fridays 9:30-11:15 AM; $15 drop-in/$12 with a class card
Through June 30, 2017 (excluding April 14, May 26)
Drop-ins always welcome! | Ages 18+
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. Check the calendar to see who is teaching and the DX blog to learn about the particular forms being shared in past and upcoming classes.
|Class cards are available - $120 for 10 classes. Purchase via Paypal here and bring your receipt to class to receive a card. Cards are also available at the door with cash, credit, or check.|
Foundations in Contemporary Dance
for all levels 16+
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.
Patricia Mullaney-Loss is based in Washington, DC where she dances, collaborates, teaches, and performs locally. She enjoys articulate, expressive bodies that take up space. Her movement investigations have most recently led to play with focus and intention, expanding capacity to notice and create relationships through motion. Her class builds on body work and improvisation, interspersed with sequenced phrases, to center, loosen, expand, generate heat, and explore new patterns.
Patricia hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and received a bachelors in Dance from the University of Maryland. Most recently, she performed with Heart Stück Bernie (Sarah Beth Oppenheim) and has had the pleasure of working with Chelsea Brown, Claire Alrich, Meredith Bove, BodyCartography, Jillian Peña, Stephanie Miracle, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, Susan Marshall, Tere O’Connor, and Sharon Mansur since coming to the east coast. When not in motion, you can find her deeply engaged with spreadsheets as a researcher at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.
Can’t commit to the whole series? Drop-ins are available for $18/class.