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Dance Place in Edgewood to Break Ground on Renovation

July 11, 2013
Contact: Carolyn Kamrath

Dance Place in Ward 5 

To Break Ground On Renovation


The Dance Place Board of Directors & Co-Directors Carla Perlo and Deborah Riley will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM to celebrate the expansion and renovation of Dance Place beginning mid-August.

After 32 years of being the “hub of dance” for Washington, DC, Dance Place is ready for an expansion and a major renovation.  While under construction from August 2013-February 2014, we will present performances in a variety of theaters and host daily classes at two locations on 8th St NE.  Performance and class details can be found at

Remarks by

Lionell Thomas, Executive Director, DC Commission of Arts and Humanities

Jason Schupbach, Director of Design Programs, National Endowment for the Arts

Carla Perlo and Deborah Riley, Co-Directors, Dance Place

And others

Performance by

Dance Place Summer Campers

Project Partners

Artspace Projects Inc.

Hickok Cole Architects

Bognet Construction

About The Moving Forward Campaign

Dance Place is undergoing a $5 million capital campaign, “Moving Forward.” The campaign has the following three aspects: expansion and renovation of our main facility, program enhancement and the establishment of a building and cash reserve to improve the financial underpinning of the organization that will sustain our spirit of creativity for the next thirty years. To date, $3.07 million has been raised towards the $5 million goal.


Moving Forward Campaign Steering Committee

Kathy Freshley

Jannes Waples Gibson

Jalal Greene


Denise Rollins

Wendy Shapiro

Leila Smith

Douglas Wheeler


WHAT: Dance Place Groundbreaking Ceremony

WHEN: Tuesday, August 6 at 4:30pm

WHERE: Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017; two blocks from Redline Brookland/CUA Metro station; free and convenient parking

Dance Place’s Groundbreaking Ceremony is an invitation-only event. 
To attend, Media RSVP or 202-269-1608.


About Dance Place:

Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences, and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational program. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC. 

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