Come enjoy Petworth Dance at the Petworth Park on Saturday

Come enjoy Petworth Dance at the Petworth Park on Saturday

Petworth Dance is excited to present another season of FREE outdoor performances on August 5th at 8pm at the Petworth Park (8th and Taylor Streets NW).
 

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Petworth Dance Project looks to neighbors to get ready for 2017 season

Petworth Dance Project looks to neighbors to get ready for 2017 season

As summer approaches (and it is, sooner than we think!), the next season of the Petworth Dance Project is getting organized. Founded in 2015, the Dance series is a complex and expensive program, as it involved professional dance troupes and choreographers from the top studios and companies in the DMV. 

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Enjoy the comedic dance "And1!" by Petworth's own Sara Herrera at the Fringe Festival

Enjoy the comedic dance "And1!" by Petworth's own Sara Herrera at the Fringe Festival

Join Petworth Dance Project's Sara Herrera at the Capital Fringe Festival, as her company ArasDance presents AND 1!, a dansical parody and a comedic look inside the world of dance! Only 4 shows left! 

 

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Join a fundraiser for Petworth Dance Project

Join a fundraiser for Petworth Dance Project

On Thursday, April 7th, Petworth Dance Project will host a fundraiser at Petworth Citizen. Come out to support our own local and amazing neighborhood outdoor performance series from 6:00-8:00pm in the Reading Room! 10% of profits from food and beverages will support the upcoming season. 

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Get your holiday dance on while supporting the Petworth Dance Project

Get your holiday dance on while supporting the Petworth Dance Project

Whether you’re a fan of exercise, dancing or just the Petworth Dance Project, there’s a great way to support all three!

Petworth resident Sara Herrera is offering specially themed dance classes for the beginner and the dance diva, set up similar to Zumba, where choreography will be repeated with each song, so plenty of time to master the moves. The next class is Friday, December 18th at 7:30pm at Crossfit Petworth.

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Get your dance on and help support the Petworth Dance Project

Get your dance on and help support the Petworth Dance Project

Sara Herrera-Kopetchny, who started the Petworth Dance Project this past summer, is looking for ways to bring the dance and non-dancing communities together, while supporting the Project. Her solution is a dance class series for all levels to enjoy. And while you dance and enjoy, you also get to help fund the 2016 season. Pretty cool. And it starts this Friday, Nov 20th at 7:30pm.

Learn more about the dance classes for everyone -- and how you can support this great Project >

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Photo gallery: Season finale of Petworth Jazz & Dance Projects (huge)

Photo gallery: Season finale of Petworth Jazz & Dance Projects (huge)

The final Petworth Jazz Project of the 2015 season was Saturday, September 26th. This time it was a combo event with the Petworth Dance Project, giving Petworth's newest cultural program some much needed exposure. 

As I've said before, these two shows are really stand-out events that help make Petworth a wonderful neighborhood.  See the full (and quite large) photo gallery, after the break.

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Don't miss: last Petworth Jazz & Dance Projects this Saturday

Don't miss: last Petworth Jazz & Dance Projects this Saturday

You know Summer is coming to an end when the Petworth Jazz Project has its season finale show. But don't frown, this show sounds like it'll be awesome. 

It's also a combo show with the Petworth Dance Project, which was rained out a couple of weeks back. Between Baba Ras D for the kids (and c'mon, you like him too), Dance, Jazz and some tasty Timber Pizza, Petworth Park is going to be THE place to be on Saturday night, September 26th. 

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Petworth Dance Project has been canceled for tonight

Alas, the rain is chasing the dance away. This evening's Petworth Dance Project has been canceled. They're looking to combine it with the Petworth Jazz Project on Saturday, September 26th. Should make for an outstanding show at Petworth Park at the end of the month!

I'll post more about the final Jazz Project show of the season as we get closer to it.

Don’t miss Petworth Dance Project’s last performance on Saturday

Don’t miss Petworth Dance Project’s last performance on Saturday

The Petworth Dance Project is one of the best gems in the Petworth cultural crown, and the last performance for this summer is this Saturday, September 12th. (Read my first article about the Dance Project and what it means to live in a neighborhood.)

This wonderful event has drawn a small but dedicated crowd that grows each performance. It would be great to give them a big send-off for the last show of the season. So bring a picnic meal and some drinks and enjoy a great experience.

Read more about the free dance program after the break:

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Petworth Dance Project this Saturday

The fourth Petworth Dance Project is set for this Saturday, August 8th at the Petworth Park (8th & Taylor St NW). There's a special kids' dance class at 6:30, and then the first dance starts after that.

Saturday's dance project should be special, as one of the companies performing is Aras Dance, led by Sara Herrera-Kopetchny, who runs the Petworth Dance Project. Also performing is Coyaba Dance Theater.

Timber Pizza Co. will have their mobile brick oven on-site for fresh pizza -- 10% of the proceeds go to support the Petworth Dance Project, so come hungry for culture and mozzarella and basil! 

In an effort to continue to help raise funds for the Petworth Dance Project, Sara Herrera-Kopetchny will be teaching a dance class on Friday night. If you have ever wanted to try contemporary dance, here's your chance to learn. More info.

Friday August 7th from 7pm-8:30pm at Dance Loft on 14th, All levels, 18 and up, $10 cash only at the door. 

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.



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Petworth Dance Project charms with third performance

Petworth Dance Project charms with third performance

The Petworth Dance Project third performance was on Saturday, July 11th at Petworth Park (8th and Taylor St NW). This time was a bit unusual, even for Petworth, as the first performance was in the spray park. And it was a cool experience.

"It's all about community," Sara said after the show with a big smile. "It's great to be able to do this in Petworth."

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