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Community Dance Day at BlackRock
The following information was submitted by BlackRock Center for the Arts:
Over 20 Dance Groups to Participate in
Community Dance Day at BlackRock on May 12
WHO: BlackRock Center for the Arts
WHAT: Community Dance Day
WHERE: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 1 to 4 p.m.
PRICE: FREE and open to the public, no advance reservations
CONTACT: 301-528-2260, website is www.blackrockcenter.org
BlackRock Center for the Arts is hosting its first Community Dance Day. Sixteen different dance studios and schools will present over 20 short dance performances featuring talented, up-and-coming professional and non-professional dancers ages 8-adult working in a wide array of dance styles. Groups will perform on BlackRock’s Mainstage and outdoor stage.
Community Dance Day is one week before the inaugural BlackRock DanceFest, which features performances by six highly accomplished professional dance companies: ClancyWorks Dance Company; Life, Rhythm, Move Project; Dance Place Step Team; Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company; Maryland Youth Ballet; and Karen Reedy Dance.
Dance studios/schools applied to participate in Community Dance Day and were selected by a jury comprised of Karen Bernstein, Artistic Director of BlackRock DanceFest; Charlotte Sommers, BlackRock Executive Director; and Kimberly Marshall, BlackRock dance faculty member. The selected companies are from Montgomery County, Frederick County, Md., Washington and Northern Virginia. They are:
- Hope Garden Ballet Academy
- BlackRock Center for the Arts
- Metropolitan Ballet Theatre
- Glade Dance Collective
- Mich-Mash Productions
- Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center
- Capitol Tap
- Kuchipudi Kalanidhi
- Furia Flamenca
- Danz-N-Motion, LLC
- Duffy School of Irish Dance
- Two Left Feet Dance Studio
- Deepa Chadha Dance School
- Sahara’s Treasure
- Watkins Mill High School — Organization of Latin American Students Dance Team
No advance reservations are needed; dancing in the aisles is encouraged.
For further information about BlackRock, call the center at 301-528-2260 or visit www.blackrockcenter.org. BlackRock is located at 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland, near the intersection of Middlebrook Rd. and Route 118 (Germantown Rd.).
More About Blackrock Center for The Arts
Blackrock Center for the Arts is the creative center of Germantown. They offer a variety of classes for adults and children of all ages such as guitar, painting, hip-hop, ballet and much more. In addition, Blackrock regularly hosts arts and music performances. See their website for more details.