Bethesda Celebrates Dance (Video)

The 10th annual “Dance Bethesda”, a weekend celebrating dance, will feature a formal dance concert showcasing area companies at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 8. The event, produced by Bethesda Urban Partnership (Bethesda Up) and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, will take place at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway in downtown Bethesda. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Purchase tickets online at Bethesda Up website or at the door.

Choreography by Bethany Disque Photo | Bethesda Up

Choreography by Bethany Disque
Photo | Bethesda Up

The dance groups performing include Agency 9 (hip-hop), Bethany Disque (contemporary), Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (contemporary), Company Danzante (contemporary), Company E (contemporary), Nomad Dancers (inspired by traditions of India, Persia, Central Asia, Middle East and Turkey) and Word Dance Theater (modern dance). Visit Bethesda Up website to learn more about each dance group.

The weekend celebration also includes dance lessons and dance parties at the Open Studio Night Friday, March 7 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Participating dance studios include:

Dance Bethesda Dance Studio
8227 Woodmont Ave.
Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Salsa, Swing (7-8:30 p.m.)
Social Dance Party (8:30-10 p.m.)
**Special discounts on class cards and private lesson packages will be offered during the Open House.

Dansez! Dansez!
8020 Norfolk Ave.
Zumba, Hip-hop, Haitian Folklore, Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba (8-10:30 p.m.)
**Sat. March 8; Meet-up for Ages 21+; $10/person; 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Joy of Motion
7315 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 180
Hip-hop (8:30-9:30 p.m.)
Jazz (9:30-10:30 p.m.)

The Mindfulness Center
4963 Elm Street, Suite 100
Nia Dance (7-9:30 p.m.)

Video from Dance Bethesda 2012 featuring Soul in Motion:

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