Partnership Development

Members of the board of directors of Dance Metro DC communicate with and work directly with partners to determine the most pressing needs of the dance community and identify strategies and programming to address those needs with the most positive potential impact.

DC Dance Journalism Project – This program 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.

Choreographic Institute at Dance Loft – In partnership with Dance Loft on 14 and Dance ICONS, this 9-month rigorous training curriculum is designed specifically to help choreographers in the 21st century excel as professionals in the field.

Petworth Dance Project – The Petworth Dance Project Summer series features eleven DC area dance companies with styles ranging from Modern, West African, Ballet Folklorico, Contemporary, and more. The Project’s goal is to bring the art and joy of Dance to our neighborhood by introducing the community to a wide range of artists, while creating a new space for thriving DC dance companies to perform.

2015 VelocityDC Dance Festival – VelocityDC is a special partnership between the Dance Metro DC, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Washington Performing Arts. Designed to showcase and promote the exceptional artistic quality of the DC region’s dance community, VelocityDC positions Washington as a top arts and dance destination nationwide.