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.



The DC Dance Journalism Project will be relaunching in the coming months with the concentration of Professional Development for writer. Through this project we hope to develope well articulated writers and 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 start with Professional Development training through engagement of 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 be provided tickets to performances and recieve feedback on their reviews.

Keep a look out for more information to come and an open application process.

We will be seeking writers who have some familiarity with the worlds of dance and journalism. We will be 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 Michelle Hayes

Any questions can be emailed to:

Michelle Hayes at michelle@dancemetrodc.org