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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.

General Questions about Dance Classes at CHAW? Email

Light Switch Dance Theatre

CHAW's resident dance companyLight Switch Dance Theatre (est. June 2013,) is a site-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

NOWDance by LSDT is a series of open level contemporary dance forms offered to the community. Through this six week series of dance classes, participants will experience several genres of dance with the goal of exploring how dance functions in the 21st century dance space. Every class will be taught by a LSDT Teaching Artist with some local guest artists from the DMV. Students will have the opportunity to perform movement learned throughout the series. Come dance with us at CHAW!

Specific Questions about Light Switch Dance Theatre? Email Artistic Director Sandra C. Atkinson at

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