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Dance Class - Light Switch Dance Theatre

Light Switch Dance Theatre will offer bi-weekly Thursday night classes (7pm-8:20pm) 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. We hope you will come move with us each week as we strive to make dance accessible to all levels and generations.

Drop In Class: 
$10 for Adults (18yrs/up)
$8 for DC Dance Community (with valid Dance Metro DC card)
$5 for Students (14yrs-17yrs with valid ID)

Eastern Market Stop (Orange/Blue Line)
Street Parking

Sandra Atkinson, LSDT Artistic Director/Founder is the Chair of the VPA Dance Department at Northwestern HS where us teaches, mentors, and creates work for the VPA Dance Program. She also the Founder/Artistic Director of Light Switch Dance Theatre where she create socially conscious multidisciplinary work to be performed in non-traditional spaces. She is most known for her work The Girl Child Project, RedLines, Gravity and NEST for LSDT.

She has a B.A. in Dance from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a M.A. in Performing Arts: Dance from American University. Sandra currently teaches at Montgomery College (Rockville, MD), Black Rock Center fort he Arts (Germantown, MD), and City Ballet (Hagerstown, MD). She has also taught at American University (Washington, DC), Goucher College (Baltimore, MD), Community College Baltimore County (Essex, MD), American College Dance Festival, Washington Ballet School, Dance Place (ReVision Dance Company class), and for Equinox Dance Company. Sandra has and continues creating works for Agora Dance Company, Equinox Dance Theatre, Jane Franklin Dance Company, Next Reflex Dance Collective, City Ballet, American University and Montgomery College Dance Company. Sandra has performed professional Helanius Wilkins, Next Reflex Dance Collective, Peter Dimuro, Jane Franklin Dance, Carla & Company at Dance Place, and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. In 2012, Sandra was awarded the Smithsonian Faculty Fellowship from Montgomery College. She is currently serving on the Dance SLO/Assessment Committee and CVPA Curriculum Committee for PGCPS. As well as, serving as a Judge for the Helen Hayes Awards through TheatreWashington. 

LSDT Mission: 
Light Switch Dance Theatre (est. June 2013) creates socially conscious art driven by the human condition that aims to give a voice to the voiceless. We are a project based dance theatre company that presents multi-disciplinary work in non-traditional spaces. LSDT strives to make every space an interactive artistic place where real social issues are addressed to evoke social change through the arts. We are Fractured Atlas sponsored company.

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