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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 lightswitchdancetheatre@gmail.com

LSDT will hold weekly classes at CHAW for the community. We hope to engage you in the art of dance through Contemporary forms taught by LSDT and the DC Dance Teaching Artists. Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:15pm in the Dance Studio. Information can be found on their website and class passes can be purchased here

Questions about Dance? Email Dance Department Chair Laura Vucci at Education@chaw.org

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