danceDC Weekend Event Guide 3/26-3/27

National Cherry Blossom Festival

TAKE Dance performs at the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival starts tomorrow March 26th. The event kicks off with Family Day at the National Building Museum. Shizumi Kodomo Dance Troupe and The Washington Ballet are scheduled to perform! Immediately following Family Day is the opening ceremony featuring New York City based TAKE Dance, who recently performed at Dance Place. Other Cherry Blossom Dance Festival performances are listed below. Where will I be? Selling tickets at Culture Shock DC’s 2011 Youth Showcase. Come support these young, talented dance groups and do some dancing of your own at the Youth Showcase Workshops on Sunday at DC Dance Collective. Have a great weekend, everybody!

Saturday, March 26th

Sunday, March 27th

  • 12pm-12:30pm: CHERRY BLOSSOM The Warrenton Ballet Company at Performance Stage at Sylvan Theater
  • 12pm-2pm: Workshops with nicholas leichter dance at Dance Place
  • 12pm-3pm: Culture Shock Youth Showcase Workshops at DC Dance Collective
  • 12:45pm-1:15pm: CHERRY BLOSSOM Gamelan Wrhatnala USA at Performance Stage at Sylvan Theater
  • 1:30pm: Proteges III at the Kennedy Center
  • 3pm-3:30pm: CHERRY BLOSSOM Rhythmaya School of Dance at Performance Stage at Sylvan Theater
  • 6pm: Khuree Tsam Mongolian Ritual Dance at Artisphere (Arlington)
  • 7pm: nicholas leichter dance presents The Whiz at Dance Place
  • 7pm: SOLD OUT Studio to Stage Showcase at Joy of Motion/Friendship Heights

danceDC Weekend Event Guide 1/21-1/23

It’s the first weekend event guide of the year. Sorry it took me so long to get my act together. In addition to providing a listing of events, I’m hoping to share information I’ve overheard through Twitter, Facebook and the Interwebs. You hopefully have already heard the news but just in case:

American Ballet TheatreCulture Shock DC has moved from the CityDance Center at Strathmore to DC Dance Collective in Friendship Heights. Company master class is every Thursday at 7:30pm.

As of February 12th, BTI Dance will be located at 1643 Connecticut Avenue NW. They will be offering free classes opening weekend.

New Chicago Dance Studio recently opened in Greenbelt, Maryland. They are located at 7505 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 003.

Gary Beauford is no longer teaching Wednesday nights at Joy of Motion/Friendship Heights. He is currently on tour with UniverSoul Circus.

Friday, January 21st

Saturday, January 22nd

  • 11am-12pm: Master Class with TAKE Dance at Dance Place
  • 12pm-6pm: KODACHROME Anniversary Season II Workshop V at The Weight Club in University Mall (Blacksburg)
  • 1:30pm: American Ballet Theatre at the Kennedy Center
  • 5pm: Britney Spears Pop Video Workshop with Quynn Johnson at Joy of Motion/Atlas
  • 7:30pm: American Ballet Theatre at the Kennedy Center
  • 8pm: TAKE Dance at Dance Place
  • 8pm: Deviated Theatre presents “Sway” an original dance opera at Joe’s Movement Emporium (Mt. Rainier)
  • 8pm: Peru Negro with Eva Ayllon: Festejo at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts (Fairfax)

Sunday, January 23rd

  • 1:30pm: American Ballet Theatre at the Kennedy Center
  • 4pm: TAKE Dance at Dance Place
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