SpeakeasyDC returns to Dance Place for a third season to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend, bringing yet another much-anticipated performance of hilarious and moving true stories about romance, infatuation, dating, relationships, and sex.
Speakeasy DC is a nonprofit group that promotes autobiographical storytelling. Last night eight storytellers took the stage at Dance Place and brought the house down with true tales about love that were moving, humerous, endearing, sometimes sad, and each one engaging. There will be another performance of the Sucker For Love show tonight, Saturday February 16 at 8pm, followed by a dance party with DJ Quinntessential. Tickets are general seating and are $25 per person. Even if you can’t make tonight’s show, Dance Place’s performance calendar is worth checking out. There are interesting shows just about every weekend – why go downtown when we have great talent and entertainment steps away? Also, SpeakeasyDC will be back on June 15th, with a Father’s Day Special. Dance Place is located at 3225 8th Street, NE.
Anyone who passes by the Brookland Artspace Lofts on a regular basis has spotted this very cool van. The name “Quest Skinner” appears in various places on the van, so I googled it and found out that Quest Skinner is a (surprise!) really accomplished DC artist. I am so glad the Lofts came to our neck of the woods, it really has enriched the presence of the arts here.
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.