Dance Exchange Institutes

Winter Institute 2018
January 4-7, 2018

Registration is now open!

As part of our Organizing Artists for Change initiative, Dance Exchange Institutes emphasize process and performance, dialogue and dancemaking, and the role of artists as changemakers. Our institutes focus on responding to important issues and opportunities of our time, and builds the capacities and connections for artists to ignite inquiry and inspire change in their own communities. For ages 18+, institutes welcome people of all ages.

Read about previous institutes from participants, facilitators, and artists on the blog.


$400 tuition
Work/Study and scholarship available
Questions? Contact Sam Horning at samh[at]

Summer Institute 2018

July 6-21, 2018 |  Tuition: : $850 – $1,200

Module 1: July 6-13, 2018
Artmaking in Action: Evolving Creative Practices

Join participants from across the globe to gather and grow as movers, makers, collaborators, and leaders. Work with DX artists as we experience daily movement classes and share tools and practices for researching, generating, and making artwork and action. We will use the four questions central to the work of DX to collectively vision the future of the socially engaged artist.

Module 1 only tuition: $850

Module 2: July 14-21, 2018*
Dancemaking Performance Intensive

Continue exploring DX core practices through local community engagement and the creation of a new work. Participants will share their work in a public performance at the end of the week. *You must attend Module 1 to do Module 2.

Full institute tuition (Modules 1 and 2): $1,200

Group rates available – bring a group from your institution, school, or organization and save on tuition:
10% off tuition for groups of 3 or more
15% off for groups of 4 or more
20% off for groups of 5 or more

registration coming soon

Ages 18+
Question and info: Contact Sam Horning at or 301-270-6700 ext. 19