Summer 2017 Events

Monday, August 21, 2017: Celebrate the total solar eclipse with Dance Exchange!

Martin Luther King Recreational Park
Silver Spring, Maryland

1120 Jackson Road, 1-4 PM. Join Montgomery Parks for Total Eclipse in the Park – a FREE “watch” party featuring an engagement with Dance Exchange plus games, giveaways, and more. Free solar eclipse sunglasses will be provided. Pack a picnic, as well as blankets or chairs, and enjoy the afternoon in the park. For all ages! More info

Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Asheville, North Carolina

Tune in live from anywhere! 12:45 – 3:15 PM ET. Marking the total solar eclipse, Dance Exchange has been commissioned to create a new work and lead a performance at Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains in partnership with the National Park Service, NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace, and Southwest Community College. The event is sold out, but you can tune in via NASA’s live stream on the day of the event.

This event is part of Cassie Meador’s performance project with communities of the Great Smokys, Offsite/Insight.

flying dogDance with Dogs in Takoma Park
Celebrating Dance Exchange’s 20 Years in Takoma Park and National Dog Day
Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 AM rehearsal, 10 AM showing
Takoma Park Dog Park (198 Darwin Ave, Takoma Park MD)

Dance with your dog and celebrate National Dog Day in Takoma Park with us and our neighbors The Big Bad Woof! Dance Exchange will lead you and your leashed canine through a series of simple and fun movements designed to highlight the beauty of our pets, the strength of the pet community, and the unique relationships we share with our dogs. No dance experience for humans or dogs needed (we just ask that your dog is comfortable and calm around other dogs and people). Meet at the dog park for a rehearsal from 9-9:45AM. We’ll show our dance at 10AM.

Click here to enter the raffle for pet prizes! Make a donation to Dance Exchange to win pet prizes, including gift baskets from Big Bad Woof. All donations go towards Dance Exchange and helping to make this event possible. The more you donate, the more entries you’ll get to the raffle:

$5-10 donation = 1 raffle entry
$11-20 = 3 entries
$21-30 = 4 entries
$31+ = 5 entries



Dance Exchange Season Kick Off! 
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
6 PM – 8 PM at Dance Exchange

This season, Dance Exchange is excited to be celebrating 20 years in Montgomery County MD and in the City of Takoma Park. Join us in celebrating this milestone with a season kick-off at our home studios! The evening will include information about our local classes and programs, and a Moving Field Guide experience to make new connections to each other and our environment – led by Dance Exchange artists and local naturalists. Enjoy food and drinks and learn about upcoming local classes and programs including a $5 Saturday class for families, classes for experienced movers, afterschool youth programs for ages 8-18, performances, and collaborations between community members of all ages and Dance Exchange artists. Free!

For more information about summer public events, contact alisonw[at]
or call 301-270-6700.