Venue Details

17 Star Starred
Dance Place
3225 8th Street, NE Washington, DC 20017
202-269-1600
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Member Tips

Funster
Be prepared for warm temps followed by cold periods at this venue
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Funster
Seats are fairly close together legroom- wise and not all that comfortable
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Leslie
Easy parking in the neighborhood
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Goldstar Member
Casual but it is indeed a space where temperatures fluctuate!
info Jan 25 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Yep, you may want to bring a seat cushion
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Funster
They do have a small snack bar
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Reviews & Ratings

51 ratings
3.9 average rating
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100 events
37 reviews
45 stars
attended Apr 02 2011

It was so wonderful. It was a fusion of ballet and traditional Indian dance. Love the story telling and their costumes were colorful. I was so impressed by the group... continued

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 22 2011

Great show. Interesting choreography and music. The venue was very cozy, although the seating could have been more comfortable (folding chairs) but it wasn't bad.

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37 events
14 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

If I could I would request 1000% refund.
Total waste of everybody's time, dance floor usage, dancers' talent, gas to drive to the show, effort in dressing up for the... continued

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Website

http://www.danceplace.org/

Quotes & Highlights

“The heart and home of Washington dance.” —_Washington Times _

Description

April 20-21, 2013: *Karen Sherman*

In One with Others, Minneapolis-based artist Karen Sherman re-purposes dance, words and scrap lumber to consider biography, personal mythology and social legacy. Using choreography both desperate and delicate, the piece grapples with desire, communication, humiliation and destiny.

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**May 4-5, 2013: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

*Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents dynamic works from its modern dance repertoire. The Denver, Colorado, based company is inspired by the African-American experience and its repertory is rooted in contemporary and ethnic dance and multi-disciplinary traditions worldwide. The colorful program includes the 2012 premiere of Fusion by Jeanguy Saintus. Funded in part by NEFA and the NEA. 

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May 10-11, 2013: Arachne Aerial Arts & In-Flight Theater 

*Two companies at the forefront of aerial performance, Baltimore’s In-Flight Theater and Washington’s award winning Arachne Aerial Arts, collaborate on a bold new piece based on the myth of Demeter and Persephone. A 15-foot metal weather vane rises at the heart of an original story exploring mothers, daughters and the seasons. 

May 18-19, 2013: Christopher K. Morgan & Artists with skybetter and associates 

DC based Christopher K. Morgan & Artists joins forces with NY based skybetter and associates for an evening of contemporary dance employing sinuous and abstract movement combined with detailed musicality. Performance includes Inclement Weather, choreographed by Sydney Skybetter, centering on the hallucinogenic memory of a beloved, lost grandmother. Co-presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

June 22-23, 2013: Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion 

Peter DiMuro leads a band of dancers/choreographers including Asanga Diomask, Anna Menendez, Christohper K. Morgan, Urban Artistry and more, to create dances to the preludes of Rachmaninoff in Future Preludes. Dance genres include Hip-Hop, Hula, Flamenco, Sri Lankan dance and contemporary performance. 

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**June 29-30, 2013: alight dance theater Featuring Wayles Haynes & Angella Foster

A fusion of dance, shadow play and live music, artistic director Angella Foster’s Stargazing tells the story of the starry night from the spectacular death of a star to the backyard splendor of Bee Branch, Arkansas. Resident Artist Wayles Haynes weaves together family lore, fashion and mid-century Americana in The 50’s Front. 

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