DC Dance Performance Series: SPRINGBOARD

Photo by Stephanie Vadala from DancEthos Featuring the West Shore Piano Trio, fusiondance and RawArts Dance, at the Dance Loft on 14, 2017 

Photo by Stephanie Vadala from DancEthos Featuring the West Shore Piano Trio, fusiondance and RawArts Dance, at the Dance Loft on 14, 2017 

As part of Dance Loft on 14's commitment to serving both our neighborhood and the professional dance community throughout the DC area, Dance Loft will present regular performance series in our stunningly renovated historic 1920's theater, with a goal of providing a platform for DC dance artists and companies to present and share works. This performance series will begin with SPRINGBOARD, followed by summer and fall. 
 

Springboard

SPRINGBOARD Dance Concert Series will allow artists to "spring" into a new part of town, try a new theater and cultivate new Ward 4 audiences. 

The first series, SPRINGBOARD, will begin and end with evenings of Open Marley where artists may present work or previews of works in progress in an intimate and supportive setting. Friday, March 30 will begin the three-weekend performance series of completed works by artists and companies in the DC region. Selected and by the Dance Loft, presenting artists will show their work in our 120-seat theater. 

Artists are encouraged to apply for the performance series with works that are complete now or will be in polished form by March 30th; unpolished or in-process works are encouraged to apply for our Open Marley nights as an integral part of the program's purpose. For the Friday & Saturday evening performances, artists should indicate if they wish to apply for a full evening, half evening, or partial evening presentation of their work on their application. SPRINGBOARD will be publicized and fully presented by the Dance Loft, and all proceeds after 80 tickets per weekend will go to the performing artists. 


Seasonal series

Dance Loft on 14 will present additional weekends throughout the year in order to provide opportunities for performance year round. Summer, Fall, and Winter weekends will be announced as the seasons approach.

Photo by Stephanie Vadala from DancEthos Featuring the West Shore Piano Trio, fusiondance and RawArts Dance, at the Dance Loft on 14, 2017 

Photo by Stephanie Vadala from DancEthos Featuring the West Shore Piano Trio, fusiondance and RawArts Dance, at the Dance Loft on 14, 2017 

Spring Dates

Open Marley:
Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm
Sunday, April 15 at 7 pm

Performances: 
Friday, March 30 & Saturday, March 31
Friday, April 6 & Saturday, April 7
Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14

Each weekend will feature a specified dance genre based on the applicants and invited artists: urban, contemporary, ballet, percussion, or culturally specific. Applicants should note genre and all weekend availability on application. 

 

Application for performance

Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5 pm.
Decisions will be emailed by February 19th.

Independent artists, choreographers, new & established companies, and dancers of all genres are encouraged to apply. There are no application fees for the performance series or Open Marley Nights. If selected for a performance weekend (not Open Marley night), the artist/company will be required to submit a $250 refundable deposit to confirm their place in the program, which be returned after the artist performs the selected work(s), along with their share of ticket proceeds (any ticket sales that exceed 80 per weekend).

Application for performance weekends >>
Application for open marley >>