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?
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 DX blog and Facebook for updates and more about who will be teaching and 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.|
New! Foundations in Contemporary Dance
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.
Jan. 10 – Feb. 21 with Juliana Pongutá
Juliana Pongutá Forero is a teacher in contemporary dance movement. Born in Colombia and trained in classic, modern and contemporary dance in Mexico, Peru and Argentina, she is currently based in the Washington DC area and a member of the Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.
Juliana started dancing Colombian folk dances and tango in her youth and has since studied yoga, judo, contact improvisation and dance movement therapy. She has performed for the Contemporary Dance Company of the National University of Arts of Argentina (UNA), and the Contemporary Dance Company of the Universidad de San Martin (UNSAM) Argentina. She has also collaborated on independent projects with Gabriel Contreras, Elia Mrak, Pablo Rotemberg, Gustavo Lesgart (Argentina) Jhonatan González (Colombia) and Nancy Havlik (USA).
In 2014 she founded the art collective “La Montón” with Samanta Leder, Lucía García Pulles and Delﬁna Thiel. Together they created the play “Finlandia” which won the “Premio Estimulo a la Creación” (grand given by UNA, 2014) and a special mention at FAUNA Festival 2015, Argentina. At present she is researching the relationship between body and instinct, body intelligence and the difference between creativity and imagination in trying to develop body language. She has guided contemporary dance classes, improvisation, and movement research workshops in Argentina, Perú, Colombia and Brazil and deeply enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences, hoping to bring new and rich experiences for all.
Feb. 28 – April 11 with Sinclair Ogaga
April 18 – May 20 with Patty Mullaney-Loss
Can’t commit to the whole series? Drop-ins are available for $18/class.
Takoma Park MOVES
Now a multi-week series! 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.
Jan. 7 – Feb. 18
Feb. 25 – April 1
April 8 – May 27
Can’t commit to the whole series? Drop-ins are available for $18/class or $30/family of two.