We know the arts are vital in helping us create the world we want to live in. They offer a visceral and vivid understanding of the places where we live and work that continually allow us- as individuals and as communitiesto show up whole, present, and connected. And we know they help us take action.

Through the challenges of these times, we must lead our actions with inquiry. By asking questions, we are better equipped to move through discomfort- we can better hold the complexity and nuance necessary to imagine a brighter world. It is not enough to simply move forward, though we must shape the opportunities before us to meet the challenges and complexity of these times. We must create new opportunities that offer resilience and support to continue imagining and creating the world we need. As we forge ahead into our fifth decade of socially relevant dancemaking, we want to share with you a question that is helping lead the way for us:

How do weas artists, as an organization, as a country—
meet and respond to this moment in time?

Dance Exchange is answering this question through our residencies, performance work, engagements with communities of all ages, and bridging disciplines through movement. This way of responding, one that allows us to show up whole, present and connected, is vital in helping us create the world we want to live in. The momentum of our response, together, is possible because of individuals like you.

Take action today by donating to Dance Exchange — your gift of any size will help us continue bringing communities together to inspire action and catalyze change.

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To donate by check, make payable to Dane Exchange and mail to:

Dance Exchange C/O Silvia Roberts
7117 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

To process a gift another way, contact Silvia Roberts at 301-270-6700 ext. 20 or


Dance Exchange is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Generous contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals are crucial in demonstrating the high level of community commitment to the Dance Exchange mission. These contributions enable the company to continue making dance a real part of people’s lives through performance and interaction with a broad range of audiences and community collaborators. 

Dance Exchange is supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Maryland State Arts Council, the USDA Forest Service, The Gwendolyn and Morris Cafritz Foundation, The Embrey Family Foundation,  The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, and the Takoma Foundation.