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Washington Ballet’s Program at THEARC by Katrina Toews

Katrina Toews, Director of the Washington Ballet's program at THEARC writes about creating a real ballet training program within what has been an "outreach" community.

White Do-Gooderism in DC’s Dance Education Scene by Jonathan Carrington

Jonathan Carrington, Executive Director of Dissonance Dance Theater, writes about the problems of white teachers bringing traditionally white dance forms to minority communities.

The DC Improvisation Festival Present, and Past by Maida Withers

Maida Withers, founder of the DC Improvisation Festival writes about the festival's past, and present, and shares a video with excerpts from the recent performances.

Rima Faber on Pola Nirenska

Rima Faber writes about Pola Nirenska, one of the founders of the dance community in Washington, D.C.