Category Archives: Art, Dance and Performance

Dance Place’s Open House & Brookland Family Day Was Fun For All Ages

Dance Place Brookland NE Washington DC

On Saturday, September 29, Dance Place hosted an Open House as part of their Brookland Family Day. The event was well attended and boasted tons of activities for everyone. Of course, dancing was the highest priority on the agenda. Free classes in Modern Dance, Afro Jazz, Zumba, African Dance, Hoop Dance, Hip-Hop, Creative Movement, Ballet/Tap, and Step were offered. There were also fun outdoor activities such as balloon sculpture, juggling, hoop making, and jewelry making. The fun-filled afternoon was capped off with a free sampler dance performance including modern, African, step, hoop and more. Dance Place is located at 3225 8th St.

Dance Place Is Offering Free Classes And Activites For Brookland Family Day This Saturday

Photo courtesy of Dance Place, Copyright Enoch Chan 2011

This Saturday, September 29, Dance Place is hosting an Open House as part of their Brookland Family Day. Dance Place is located at 3225 8th St. NE. Here is an overview of activities. Check out their websites for specifics and to sign up. Come on out and have some fun!

10am – 3:30pm Free Adult and Kids Classes – Modern Dance, Afro Jazz, Zumba, African Dance, Hoop Dance, Hip-Hop, Creative Movement, Ballet / Tap, Step

12 pm – 4 pm Free Outdoor Activities – Balloon sculpture, juggling, hoop making, line dancing and more

4 pm – Free Sampler Dance Performance inlcuding modern, African, step, hoop and more

Artist Rajan Sedalia Teaches Graffiti Art In Brookland

Last night, Brookland artist Rajan Sedalia taught a class on the basics of graffiti art next to the Artspace Lofts. I thought – why not? So I jumped in and learned something new. It was a lot of fun, I met some new folks, and got a greater appreciation for how graffiti is made. Rajan plans to offer more classes on graffiti and other arts as well. If you are interested, visit his Meetup page and sign up for alerts. A follow-up graffiti class is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:30 – 7:30. The cost is $10 per person and all supplies are provided.

Brookland In Photos – Yard Art Edition

I just adore gardens that move beyond the expected and incorporate art and sculpture. This Brookland home showcases a creative “tree sculpture”. Instead of uprooting and removing a dead tree, its limbs are adorned with very cool blue glass bottles and tiles. I think it is just fabulous. Also pictured is a sculpture lying amid a pretty ground cover. I just love the contrasts in color and texture.

Ward 5 Happy Hour – Great Art & Good Times At Brookland’s Menkiti Group

Vanessa Monroe’s “Providing Rhythm for the Environment”

Tonight the Menkiti Group hosted over 50 Ward 5 neighbors and friends for a joint Ward 5 Happy Hour and Art Enables event. A good time was had by all. Some of our favorite pieces of work are pictured below. The fabulous art will remain on display for some time, so stop by the Menkiti offices at 2600 12th Street, NE and support a great cause.