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Washington, D.C.: Dance

Washington DC Dance: Dance Around Washington DC

Below are our Washington DC Dance recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Washington DC Art.

CityDance Ensemble

CityDance Ensemble was founded in 1996 to further expand the horizons of contemporary dance in the Washington, DC area. The company offers classes and training programs in dance, and regular free performances – a myriad of inspirational opportunities for dancers and audiences.

Founded by Paul Gordon Emerson, who recently left the company after ten years’ tenure for other artistic endeavors, CDE is now under the direction of Alexe Nowakowski. Under Nowakowski, …more…

Dance Place

Public Transportation: Good (conveniently located two blocks from the D. C. Brookland/CUA Red Line stop)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: Dance Place regularly presents local and visiting dance companies throughout the year. Generally a different company performs every week for two-three days (fewer companies in the summer months)
Ticket Prices: Prices vary across events, but tickets generally range between $20 and $30. For …more…

Suzanne Farrell Ballet

As one of George Balanchine’s muses, Suzanne Farrell’s mission has been to maintain the Maestro’s choreography in its original form. Her intimate contact with Balanchine has given her profound insight into the inspirations behind the known and little-known ballets he created, and she has deftly mounted these brilliant ballets for her company.

Using open and closed positions, unconventional ways of phrasing movement sequences, and an intrinsically unique way of handling corporal …more…

Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet School was founded in 1944 by Mary Day, a Washington native who sought to establish her hometown as an elite training ground for talented young dancers. Further inspired by later travels to the Soviet Union, Miss Day expanded her organization in the 1960s to offer training in both dance and academics, modeling it after the famed Russian Academy of Ballet. Out …more…