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. Dance Journalism Project
  2. Anti-Oppression training
  3. Dance Artist teacher training series (TBA spring 2018)
  4. Leadership Development Series (TBA spring 2018)

February 19 – June 25, 2018 – APPLY NOW
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.


March 16-18, 2018 – REGISTER NOW
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.


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








past sessions:

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.