Dance Exchange

Organizational Member
Member since September 17, 2014


The mission of Dance Exchange is to ignite inquiry, inspire change, and connect people of all ages more deeply to the questions at the heart of our lives through dancemaking and creative practices. Dance Exchange collaborates across generations, disciplines, and communities to channel the power of performance as a means for dialogue, a source of critical reflection, and a creative engine for thought and action.


Dance Exchange is a Takoma Park, MD-based non-profit arts organization committed to dance making and creative practices that engage individuals and communities of all ages to cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and their world. Founded in 1976 by Liz Lerman and under the artistic direction of Cassie Meador since 2011, Dance Exchange creates dances by asking four questions: Who gets to dance? Where is the dance happening? What is it about?  Why does it matter? 

Dance Exchange exists to:

  • Evolve the creative practices that grow from our dancemaking and continue to discover their value across diverse communities and disciplines.
  • Develop new practitioners who contribute to the evolution of these creative practices.
  • Advance the field of dance by championing artists and audiences to think beyond the stage and towards the many ways that dancemaking can have an impact on our world. 

Dance Exchange is a 501 (c)(3) organization. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

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