Youth Programs Registration is Open!

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 on Thursday afternoons September – June. To learn more, contact Sam Horning at samh[at] or 301-270-6700 ext. 19.

Teen Exchange (ages 13-18)

Thursdays September 7, 2017 – May 24, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM

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 associate artist Elizabeth Johnson 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.

Tuition for Thursdays only:

  • Full year: $500
  • Fall session only (September – December, 2017): $225
  • Winter/Spring session only (January – May, 2018): $325

Teen Exchange participants also have the option to join Foundations in Contemporary DANCE, Dance Exchange’s public evening technique class, on Tuesdays 6:30-8 PM in an optional package with their Teen Exchange participation.

Teen Exchange + Foundations in Contemporary DANCE Package deal:

  • Full year: $850
  • Fall session only: $375
  • Winter/Spring session only = $525


Youth Exchange (ages 8-12)

Thursdays September 7, 2017 – May 24, 2018
4:15 – 5:15 PM

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. Youth Exchange is led by Dance Exchange artist and Programs Director Sam Horning.


  • Full Year = $450
  • Fall semester only (September – December, 2017): $200
  • Winter/Spring session only (January – May, 2018): $275


Youth Arts Night

Thursday, May 24 2018
7 PM

An annual celebration of young artists! An evening of performances by our Youth and Teen Exchange plus other local young artists who want to share their talent. Music, dance, theatre, poetry, visual art, and more. Interested? Contact Sam Horning at samh[at] for more info.