Youth Programs at Dance Exchange

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. Contact Sam Horning for information.

Youth Exchange (ages 8-12)

Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 PM  |  Winter/Spring tuition: $275

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.

Thursdays, January – June 2017  – $275


Teen Exchange (ages 13-18)

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 PM  |  Winter/Spring tuition: $315

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.

Thursdays January – June 2017 – $315


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Teen Leadership Institute: June 19-24, 2017
10AM – 5PM
Info and registration here

The Teen Leadership Institute brings together young people ages 13-18 to build their leadership skills through the performing arts. Teens will explore the role of art in building community and creating sustainable change by working with professional artists and local community organizers. The institute will culminate with a final performance for the public. All levels of experience are welcome. $350. Some financial assistance is available. For registration and questions, contact Sam Horning at and 301-270-6700 ext. 19