Professional Development

Dance Metro DC’s Professional Development series aims to provide resources and tools that enhance business development and capacity building skills for professionals in dance. Professional Development sessions will be offered throughout 2018 and will be facilitated by experts in the field from throughout the national capital region and beyond.

Dance Metro DC will provide four Professional Development training series:

  1. Leadership Development Series
  2. Teaching Artist Training Series
  3. Dance Journalism Project
  4. Anti-Oppression training

Please check back soon for additional activities to be announced soon…

past sessions:
Teaching Artist Training Series:
Anatomy/Injury Prevention: Ankle & Knee
with Danelle Dickson, Performance Plus Physical Therapy
DC Dance Summit 2018 September 21 @ Dance Place
Teaching Artist Training Series:
Curriculum Building: Design, Reflect and Refine
with Crystal Davis, University of Maryland
Friday, June 22 @ 10am-12:30pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 2-3pm
Leadership Development Series:
Anatomy of a non-profit (part I)
with Ed Spitzberg of Spitzberg Advisors
[This session is FREE]
Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 3-5pm
Leadership Development Series:
Strategic planning for dance projects and organizations (part II)
with Ed Spitzberg of Spitzberg Advisors
March 16-18, 2018
Undoing Racism training with PISAB
Through a partnership between Dance Exchange and Dance Metro DC, organizers from The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) will return to DC to share their signature 2 1/2 day Undoing Racism training. PISAB focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Their workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism. Click here for more information.
February 19 – June 25, 2018
Dance Journalism Project
Dance Metro DC’s 2018 Dance Journalism Project is a professional development program for dance writers in the DC metropolitan area. Participating writers will work in a cohort environment through a series of 10 professional development sessions aimed at building critique skills focused on writing reviews for dance performances. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017@ 5:30-8:30pm
Career Management for Dancers
Turn your skills into income producing sideline work while pursuing your dance career. Facilitated by Patch Schwadron, former dancer and Senior Career Counselor working with Resources for Dancers at the Actors Fund.
Monday, October 3, 2016@ 6:00-8:30pm
Resource Night for Dance
Join Dance Metro DC for an evening of regional networking, information about existing resources for dance, and an LOI (letter of inquiry) writing workshop.
Monday, September 12, 2016@ 6:00-8:30pm
The Focus Effect – Creating Integrated Marketing Strategies that Transform
Your Audience Relationships and External Communications.