Dance Metro DC strengthens the professional field of dance by providing resources, services and direct support to professionals in dance throughout the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Dance Metro DC works to make the conditions possible for dance to thrive in our region and aims to help professionals in dance contribute deeply to the economic and cultural vitality of the national capital region. Dance Metro DC program activities are organized in three program priorities:
Communications and Networking
Relational Development Over Time
Creative Resource Sharing
Communications and Networking activities include maintenance and ongoing updates to the online Dance Events Calendars and Dance Community Directory, release of the weekly Dance eNews, and dedicated eblast services.
Relational Development Over Time activities include a member benefits program, the DancePass program, daytime lecture/demonstration performance opportunities, community dialogue and convenings, and individualized consulting.
Creative Resource Sharing activities include an ongoing professional development workshop series, presentation grants, peer/mentor creative feedback sessions, a choreographers’ commission and a rehearsal space subsidy lottery.