The Atlas Performing Arts Center welcomes applications from performing artists and companies for our INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018. INTERSECTIONS is a performing arts festival which presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining.

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Dance Loft on 14 seeks p/t Work Study Intern

Dance Loft on 14 – Work Study Intern
Work Study Internship

Job Summary:
Under the direction & supervision of the Studio Manager, the Work Study Intern will provide customer service for all Dance Loft clients. The Work Study Intern reports directly to the Studio Manager.

Scope of Responsibility:
This position serves as the point of contact for clients, renter’s and students at Dance Loft on 14. The Work Study Intern will be responsible for student check-ins for all Dance Loft class offerings, cleaning and maintenance of the facility, and other tasks as assigned. Administration responsibilities scheduled for up to 6 hours/week (including evenings & weekends).

Work Study Interns will receive unlimited access to Free Dance Loft Classes, Events and Workshops in exchange for one 6 hour shift each week. Interns can also accrue 1 hour of rehearsal time for every 2 hours worked.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain cleanliness of the studio. Cleaning and trash removal are required.
  • Assist with Student check-ins and payments for all Dance Loft classes.
  • Assist with social media updating and client emailing.
  • Serve in a professional & courteous manner with the highest regard to the customer.
  • Attend required staff meetings.
  • Perform all job tasks within the rules & guidelines of Dance Loft on 14.
  • Work as a team player with co-workers & in conjunction with other programs.
  • Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehension of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical & Hip Hop Dance techniques & styles. Comprehension of Movement, Meditation-based, Yoga & Acrobatics, a plus.
  • Ability to collect payments from students
  • Ability to provide stellar customer service.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to walk up or down stairs.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer, Google

Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent. Preference given to candidates with experience in Dance, Theatre, and/or arts-related field; or working toward a degree in the aforementioned.


  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Must own a smartphone.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

To Apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to etta [at] include “Work Study Internship” in your subject line. This is a part-time employment opportunity: Minimum and Maximum of 6 hours per week.

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Open Application for “Who’s Watching Whom Showcase” with Glade Dance Collective


Glade Dance Collective

Apply by 7/1 for Inclusion in Who’s Watching Whom Showcase 7/22

Submissions due: July 1, 2017

Showcase: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 PM

Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD, 20912 United States

How are you responding to the current moment? What issues, feelings, stories, or tweets are driving you to create?

Glade Dance Collective invites choreography relevant to life in 2017 for an informal showing at Dance Exchange on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 7 PM. This is an opportunity to create something new or dust off an old piece that feels newly relevant. Work does not need to be polished, and works-in-progress are invited to submit.

Pieces in the showcase may be up to 7 minutes long. Youth choreographers are welcome to apply their work to the showcase; a parental permission form will be required before the performance. There is a $15 submission fee.

The showcase is presented independently, and is NOT affiliated with Dance Exchange.

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CALL FOR ARTIST – The Shed Gallery


The Shed Gallery


July 15 & 16

The Bathtub Republic


Calling artists and performers! We want you (and your work!)

The Shed Gallery – A new DIY art gallery space in NE DC is looking for visual and performing artists interested in showing new work.

THE SPACE: We do have some lighting, and there is an outlet, but we are a pretty low-tech operation. Please also know that this is an unfinished, open space, and as such is vulnerable to the weather.

WHEN: The show will be the weekend of July 15th and 16th, with an open house in the afternoon of one or both of those days.

HOW: We are open to all mediums – installation would likely happen in the afternoon and evening on Friday, July 14th, but we are open to other arrangements depending on the scope of your work.

MONEY?: Sorry, the shed gallery is not at the moment a money making machine. You will receive professional quality photos of your work, and free snack access.

Fill out the google form to give us an idea of your work and what you want to do – please reach out to us by June 23rd, and we’ll get back to you by July 1st!

And feel free to send any questions to We look forward to hearing from you.

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Apply for DAnCEacostia! Festival


DAnCEacostia! Festival

Apply for DAnCEacostia! Festival

Applications due June 18th at 11:59pm

Festival dates August 9th-13th

Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington DC 20020

Performance opportunity! Apply to perform this August at the DAnCEacostia! Festival – we are looking for professional groups AND youth groups for this paid performance opportunity.

Find the downloadable applications here:

Applications are due June 18th at 11:59pm, email with any questions.

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Dance Educators Training Institute with ClancyWorks and Baltimore County Public Schools


ClancyWorks and Baltimore County Public Schools

Dance Educators Training Institute

August 7 – 11, 2017 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

UMBC Department of Dance
PAHB 231, 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore MD 21250

What is the ClancyWorks Dance Educators Training Institute (DETI)?
We believe that outstanding teaching takes place when educators are passionate and engaged in their own artistic growth! ClancyWorks Dance Company and Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Dance co-present intensive professional development programs for artists teaching dance, called the Dance Educators Training Institute (DETI). These week-long workshops are designed to enable participants to delve deeper into their artistic pursuits and to enhance their pedagogical techniques in a challenging and supportive environment.

Who is DETI Intended to Serve?
Sessions are open to the public, with a particular interest to serve choreographers, performers, highly experienced dance educators as well as teaching artists who are just beginning to work in the field of dance education. Administrators and participants from various arts and educational disciplines are invited and encouraged to attend the workshops.

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Workshop For Dance Teachers Features Strategies To Compensate for Movement Dysfunctions

Workshop For Dance Teachers Features Strategies To Compensate for Movement Dysfunctions

Presented by Body Dynamics and Virginia Dance Coalition –

August 12-13, 2017

Body Dynamics and Virginia Dance Coalition partner together to present Instructor’s Guide to Refining Dancer Movement – Spine, Hip, Ankle/Foot, a two-day workshop for dance teachers/educators on August 12 – 13, 2017 at the Body Dynamics facility at 410 S. Maple Avenue, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22046.

This two-day workshop will provide dance teachers/educators with tools to observe dancer’s movements for compensatory strategies due to stiffness, tightness, or difficulty with controlling movement. BDI has assembled key movement assessments and exercises to help improve dancer’s movement patterns.

BDI will provide a certificate of completion to each participant, and, upon request, documentation to support application for CEU credits.

The lectures and movement sessions will be provided by Physical Therapists and Movement Specialists/Trainers from the Body Dynamics Performing Arts Medicine Team, who direct and manage the Health and Wellness Program for The Washington Ballet.

The Virginia Dance Coalition is an organization of dancers, dance teachers, companies and studios who are dedicated to promoting awareness of dance in Virginia, and inspiring audiences and students through performance, education, collaboration and advocacy.


*EARLY BIRD RATES (Register BEFORE July 1, 2017): VADC Members: $235/Non-VDC Members: $285 which includes 1-year membership to VADC

*Note: Early bird registrants will be entered into a raffle to win: one FREE dancer screening at Body Dynamics, a CD of level-specific dance conditioning exercises, and one FREE Orthotriage visit for strains and sprains at Body Dynamics.

Regular Rate (If register AFTER July 1, 2017): VADC Members: $250/Non-VADC Members: $300 which includes 1-year membership to VDC

Click HERE to register and see detailed schedule. Registration is limited to the first 30 participants, so make yours early!

For further questions please contact Jenna Calo at

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