DC Dance Journalism Project

To request a reviewer, dance artists and/or companies with upcoming performances may submit a request via the submission form linked below.


Dance Metro DC is delighted to announce the launch of the DC Dance Journalism Project, a special partnership between Dance Metro DC and Rachel Turner.


The DC Dance Journalism Project seeks to fill the void of reviews for dance in the national capital region. From our experience, it is rare for companies not performing at the Kennedy Center to get a review. We believe this lack of media coverage to be a disservice to dance artists in the region and to the community as a whole. The DC Dance Journalism Project will engage a group of writers to attend dance performances throughout the DC area and provide thoughtful reviews to be published on Dance Metro DC’s website and promoted through social media channels. Writers will meet monthly to discuss, coordinate, and learn through guest speakers and dialogue. Writers will be provided tickets to performances and paid $25 per article.

There are potential future opportunities through Dance Metro DC’s upcoming Dance Journalism Residency program (to launch spring 2017). Selected writers will receive a larger honorarium to engage in a partnership with a dance company over time. The writers will be charged with producing copy through four specific writing assignments and will work to further develop themselves as thoughtful and informed dance critics. 

We are seeking writers who have some familiarity with the worlds of dance and journalism. We are seeking individuals who can bring a unique and compelling voice to the dance writing scene. We are also seeking individuals who are interested in developing their critique skills and are willing to provide and receive peer edits and attend group sessions which may include discussions of trends in the dance community and guest speakers. The application deadline for writers has passed. For inquiries about become a writer for the DC Dance Journalism Project, please contact Rachel Turner.

Any questions can be emailed to:

Rachel Turner
DC Dance Journalism Project