Dance Exchange Winter & Summer Institutes

Winter Institute 2018: An Intergenerational Exchange
January 4-7, 2018

Join Dance Exchange’s Winter Institute to explore intergenerational dancemaking!

Join us to grow your capacity as a facilitator, dancemaker, and leader in intergenerational collaboration. Together, led by Dance Exchange artists and local partners, we will participate in a daily movement practice, share collaborative practices and tools for dancemaking, intersect with Dance Exchange projects and repertory, and cultivate a deeper understanding of our role as artist-citizens. This will be a supportive environment for focused training and development for practitioners of all ages and physical capacities.

Winter Institute program schedule*: Thursday, Jan. 4: 6 – 8 PM; Friday, Jan. 5: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM; Saturday, Jan. 6: 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday, Jan. 7: 9:30 AM – 2 PM. *Schedule is subject to change

Anyone 18+ years of age is welcome and encouraged to join this intergenerational experience.
No previous dance experience required.


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

Once submitted, you will be connected to Silvia Roberts, DX Director of Operations of Finances regarding your tuition and payment options. Please note that housing, food, and other accommodations are not included, and are the responsibility of each participant. Work/Exchange is limited, but available. If you are interested in Work/Exchange, please reflect that on your registration form.

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.


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.

registration coming soon

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