Dance Bethesda Kicks Off With Free Dance Lessons, Parties Friday
Get your groove on at a Bethesda dance studio Friday and catch award-winning performers at Round House Theatre Saturday.
Get your dancing shoes ready. Dance Bethesda is set for this weekend, and the event will kick off Friday night with free dance lessons and parties at downtown Bethesda dance studios from 8 - 10:30 p.m.
Step to salsa, rumba, ballroom or Latin at Dance Bethesda Dance Studio's free open house and check out hip-hop, tap, folklore and salsa at Dansez! Dansez!. You can also stop by Du-Shor Dance Studio for free lessons and demonstrations in salsa, swing and tango and the Mindfulness Center for Nia dance.
From 6:30 - 9:45 p.m., catch the beat with intro to jazz, intro to hip hop and Afrobeat at the Joy of Motion Dance Center.
Then, at 8 p.m. Saturday, award-winning local dance troupes will light up the stage at Round House Theatre. The seven performers were the top troupes amongst 50 who auditioned for the event. They include:
- Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (contemporary)
- Furia Flamenca (flamenco)
- Jason Ignacio (contemporary)
- Karen Reedy Dance Company (contemporary)
- Silk Road Dance Company (Central Asian)
- Teelin Irish Dance Company (Irish)
- The Washington School of Ballet (ballet)
Tickets are for $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online at www.bethesda.org, and remaining tickets will also be available at the door.
The event is produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.