Ongoing Projects
  • Join us for an Open House for Youth Programs on September 4th at Dance Exchange to find out more about the program and offerings.

    Youth Programs at Dance Exchange, registration open!

    Join us for an Open House for Youth Programs on September 4th at Dance Exchange to find out more about the program and offerings.

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  • Last week I attended the Dance/USA annual conference, held this year in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and ODC.  I was able to attend thanks to […]

    small strokes of listening – a few reflections from the Dance/USA Annual Conference

    Last week I attended the Dance/USA annual conference, held this year in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and ODC.  I was able to attend thanks to […]

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  • Dance Exchange is having a summer studio sale! Dates available are Monday, July 16 – Friday, August 31, 2012 Monday – Friday Rosen Theater Lab (Studio 1, the big one) […]

    summer studio sale

    Dance Exchange is having a summer studio sale! Dates available are Monday, July 16 – Friday, August 31, 2012 Monday – Friday Rosen Theater Lab (Studio 1, the big one) […]

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  • I rev the engine. No. No. No. Stop revving the engine it’s making it worse. I get out. I look at the car. I cannot be stuck. I reverse the car. No. I pull brush out of the ground and shove it under the muddy tires. No. I take my travel mug to the field next to me and dig up dirt with one of the oars leftover from Cassie and Matt’s attempt to raft part of their mileage when Cassie was still injured. I fill the cup up with dirt, and run it back to the car and put it under the tires. I fill a whole tote bag with dirt, and distribute it under the tires. I pray: God, please get this car out of the mud. I get in the car and accelerate. No. I put the car and neutral, and stand with one sandaled foot out of the car, and one in and rock the car. No. I get out. I get behind the car and push. No. I open the trunk and pull clothes out of my bag and shove those under the tires. No. Okay.

    “A hell of a situation”

    I rev the engine. No. No. No. Stop revving the engine it’s making it worse. I get out. I look at the car. I cannot be stuck. I reverse the car. No. I pull brush out of the ground and shove it under the muddy tires. No. I take my travel mug to the field next to me and dig up dirt with one of the oars leftover from Cassie and Matt’s attempt to raft part of their mileage when Cassie was still injured. I fill the cup up with dirt, and run it back to the car and put it under the tires. I fill a whole tote bag with dirt, and distribute it under the tires. I pray: God, please get this car out of the mud. I get in the car and accelerate. No. I put the car and neutral, and stand with one sandaled foot out of the car, and one in and rock the car. No. I get out. I get behind the car and push. No. I open the trunk and pull clothes out of my bag and shove those under the tires. No. Okay.

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  • This Friday, I will teach the first of a three-class series in FRIDAY CLASS: Friday, June 22, 29 and July 6. Although I am looking forward to all three of these classes, I am unabashedly giddy about this Friday's class, which features not one, but two (!!) musicians.

    FRIDAY CLASS with Sarah Levitt + a special FRIDAY CLASS

    This Friday, I will teach the first of a three-class series in FRIDAY CLASS: Friday, June 22, 29 and July 6. Although I am looking forward to all three of these classes, I am unabashedly giddy about this Friday's class, which features not one, but two (!!) musicians.

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  • I traveled over many mountains during the 500 miles, though it wasn’t until those final days and miles that I recognized the significant lack of a summit I would soon be facing at the terminus of my own journey.

    Call to Action: An Alternative Summit

    I traveled over many mountains during the 500 miles, though it wasn’t until those final days and miles that I recognized the significant lack of a summit I would soon be facing at the terminus of my own journey.

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  • Virginia Hill is a dance/movement therapist based in North Carolina. We first met Virginia when she attended Dance Exchange's Tools for Health Training in March 2010. Last year, she appeared in Michelle Pearson's dance work Vespers, commissioned by the MetLife Healthy Living Initiative at Dance Exchange. In this guest blog post, she shares how she's applied Dance Exchange tools in her work as a dance/movement therapist to make "anger dances".

    Guest blog: Virginia Hill

    Virginia Hill is a dance/movement therapist based in North Carolina. We first met Virginia when she attended Dance Exchange's Tools for Health Training in March 2010. Last year, she appeared in Michelle Pearson's dance work Vespers, commissioned by the MetLife Healthy Living Initiative at Dance Exchange. In this guest blog post, she shares how she's applied Dance Exchange tools in her work as a dance/movement therapist to make "anger dances".

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  • The lovely Keira Hart-Mendoza teaches in our FRIDAY CLASS series on June  1, 8 and 15 from 9:30-11:15. Keira and dancer Katie Harris Banks organized last fall's series Dan$e & Drink$ at Jackie's Sidebar in Silver Spring, and it remains one of my favorite area dance events. Keira's work looked great in that space--the red of the floors and walls at Sidebar highlighted nuanced torsos and wild shifts in dynamic. I'm so pleased to include Keira in our FRIDAY CLASS series.

    FRIDAY CLASS with Keira Hart-Mendoza

    The lovely Keira Hart-Mendoza teaches in our FRIDAY CLASS series on June 1, 8 and 15 from 9:30-11:15. Keira and dancer Katie Harris Banks organized last fall's series Dan$e & Drink$ at Jackie's Sidebar in Silver Spring, and it remains one of my favorite area dance events. Keira's work looked great in that space--the red of the floors and walls at Sidebar highlighted nuanced torsos and wild shifts in dynamic. I'm so pleased to include Keira in our FRIDAY CLASS series.

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  • On the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, I drove out to West Virginia to provide some additional support to the hikers as they finished up the route.  Sunday night […]

    towards the end of the walk….

    On the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, I drove out to West Virginia to provide some additional support to the hikers as they finished up the route.  Sunday night […]

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  • Every time I see Sarah Oppenheim, I say to myself: "I'm so glad she moved here". Sarah, who moved recently from New York, has been a great addition to the arts community here, and I'm so excited to take her class this Friday.

    FRIDAY CLASS with Sarah Oppenheim

    Every time I see Sarah Oppenheim, I say to myself: "I'm so glad she moved here". Sarah, who moved recently from New York, has been a great addition to the arts community here, and I'm so excited to take her class this Friday.

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