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Dance - Adults

CHAW dance classes provide both recreational and technique building opportunities for novices and veterans alike.  Excellent instruction in a nurturing environment emphasizes the benefits and importance of movement, builds skill and confidence, and offers a creative place for people to share a passion for dance. #CHAWdance

Studio Attire

  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing or tights and leotard.  Tutus are welcome.
  • Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times (jazz, tap, ballet, sneakers).
  • Long hair should be pulled back.
  • Yoga mats, hand weights and rollers are available to borrow on a first come, first served basis.

Light Switch Dance Theatre

CHAW's resident dance companyLight Switch Dance Theatre (est. June 2013,) is a sites- specific project based company dedicated to multi-disciplinary performances in non-traditional spaces.   Founder and Artistic Director, Sandra C. Atkinson, creates socially conscious art driven by the human condition. LSDT strives to make every space an interactive artistic place. For more information about LSDT, contact Sandra Atkinson at


Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results…fast.  It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling, Shakira’d-be-proud dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn.  You won’t see a single leotard or legwarmer—we promise. What you will see is sweat, swagger and high intensity endorphin-packed workouts that leave the 80’s behind. For more information about Jazzercize, contact Rebecca Westcott at(202) 299-9146 /

Questions about Dance? Email Dance Department Chair Laura Vucci at

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