About the DC Dance Summit


$ 55 Full Weekend Pass (all sessions) [Early-Bird rate ends 9/6]
$ 75 Full Weekend Pass (all sessions) [AFTER 9/6]
$ 40 Single Day Pass (daytime activities until 6pm)
$ 10 Single Evening Pass (evening performances and events)
$ 15 Pre-Summit Masterclass with BodyCartography

Undoing Racism Workshop 
FREE for members of Dance Metro DC and Dance Loft on 14
$20 or Pay-What-You-Wish for Non-Members

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Hosted by Dance Loft on 14 in partnership with Dance Metro DC, BalletNOVA, Dance Exchange, Dance Place, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The International Association of Blacks in Dance,  Indian Dance Educators Association, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Joy of Motion Dance Center, and others TBD.

Master Classes:
Hip Hop / Street Dance with Cameron Bennett of Culture Shock
Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad of BodyCartography Project (Minneapolis, MN)
Yoga with Sara Bradna
Modern Dance with Adrienne Clancy of ClancyWorks Dance Company
Modern Dance with Helen Hayes of Joy of Motion
Ballet with Michele Jimenez of Washington Ballet
Contemporary Dance with Christopher Morgan of Dance Place
Classical Indian Dance with Vijay Palaparty of Spilling Ink
Hip Hop / Contemporary Fusion with Emma Presing of Capitol Movement
Contemporary Dance with Florian Rouiller
West African Dance with Sylvia Soumah of Coyaba Dance Theater
Afro Caribbean with Jamie Thompson
Ballet with Constance Walsh of BalletNova
Step with Brian Williams of StepAfrika!


ICONSMART Choreographic Method with Vladimir Angelov
Cultural Strategy and Fundraising in Dance with Stephen Clapp of Dance Metro DC
Growing Our Gardens with Matthew Cumbie of Dance Exchange
Feldenkrais Method with Seth Dellinger
Injury Prevention: Knees and Ankles with Performance Plus PT
Dance Journalism with Lisa Traiger


Sample Classes:
Choreo Lab with Sylvana Christopher
Hip Hop with Nate Jackson of the NateTion Project
Bharathanatyam with Shruthi Mukind of the Natyabhoomi School of Dance
ZOCA Dance Fitness with Tanya Nuchols
Kizomba (Angola) with Alex Rodriguez
Taekwondo with Brian Wright of DC Taekwondo


Board Member Roundtable: What does leadership look like?
Navigating Dance Presenting: Building Relationships Over Time


Special Sessions:
Undoing Racism (facilitated by Organizers from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Youth-led Learning Exchange with IMPACT Dance (Fusion Dance) and Teen Exchange (Dance Exchange)
Open Audition
DJ Dance Parties!


Capitol Movement
Robert Bubama / Terre Dance Collective
Erica Rae Smith-Gooden / Raediant Movement
Tarik O’Meally / UNUM Dance Collective
Motion X Dance DC
Sarah Beth Oppenheim / Heart Stück Bernie
Vijay Palaparty / Spilling Ink
and others TBD…



The undoing-racism workshop will be a central piece of Dance Metro DC’s contribution to the Dance Summit and will be facilitated by organizers from The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (http://pisab.org). The ½ day undoing-racism workshop will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 9:30am-2:30pm and is intended for artists, administrators, educators, board members and anyone who engages with community members as part of their work in dance. The aim of this undoing-racism workshop is to increase awareness of ongoing equity issues in our community and to bring local dance practitioners into the national conversation about racial equity.

Dance Loft on 14 is DC’s exciting new multi-purpose dance facility with four spacious studios and a black box theater. Dance Loft is home to numerous dance companies, working artists and general dance enthusiasts. Dance Loft is delighted to create and host this inaugural DC Dance Summit which will include the launch of Dance Loft’s 2017-2018 presentation season.

Click Here to learn about Opportunities at the DC Dance Summit
Click Here to View or Download the Press Release
Click Here to learn about the Undoing Racism training with PISAB