Organizers of Dupont Circle Snowball Fight and World Cup Watching Will Bring “Dance in the Circle” Festival Sunday, May 13

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From an email:

I’m a local resident and organizer of 2010’s World Cup fan festival and snowball fights in Dupont Circle Park, and I would like to let you know about another event that I am organizing for next month: Dance in the Circle (DITC).

The six-hour dance festival, scheduled for April 21st, will be the first of its kind in Dupont Circle Park, featuring a dance floor, speaker system, lights, DJ booth, and 10 local-area dance companies doing performance and instruction in a variety of styles, all free & open to the public.

Press release after the jump.

We would like to inform you about the next big production coming to Dupont Circle: Dance in the Circle (DITC), an all-ages event that will be free and open to the public.

In the Circle Productions, an affiliate of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, will stage the dance festival in Dupont Circle Park on April 21, 2012.

The six-hour dance festival will feature a variety of performance and instruction segments on a parquet floor near the Circle’s iconic fountain. A team of DJ’s and a sound system will supply the music.

Ten established dance companies in the DC metro area have agreed to participate, including the Bomb Squad Dance Team, Calico Cloggers, Capitol Movement, DanceAntonini, Dance Dimensions, DanceEthos, darlingdance, DCypher Dance (Joy of Motion Dance Center), Furia Flamenca and Urban Artistry.

DITC organizers also created the Official Dupont Circle Snowball Fight of February 2010 and co-produced Soccer in the Circle, Washington’s biggest-ever World Cup fan festival in June 2010.

WHO: In the Circle Productions, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets
WHAT: Dance in the Circle
WHERE: Dupont Circle Park
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012 (rain date: Sunday, May 13, 2012)

UPDATE: Moved to Sunday, May 13 because of rain forecast.

7 Comment

  • I will definitely be there- how cool is this? Spice up the Circle a bit. I cannot wait to dance and enjoy this event!

  • They should do this in Grant Circle next. If there was ever a traffic circle that needed to be spiced up, it’s Grant.

  • These guys have put in a lot of work on these events and I’m happy to see them coming to fruition!

    You can come back the next day and check out one of the original dance in Dupont Circle events- the Sunday afternoon dance of the Washington DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) (Lindy hop is the original swing dance). Also a 501c3 DCLX is an annual event that promotes swing dancing throughout the metro region.

    The dance is from 1-5pm Sunday April 22nd and there will be a small band starting at 3. Come check out some authentic swing dancing and music. carry on the weekend long outdoor dance party.

  • The When should also include the time. Which 6 hours? 10-4? 5-11?

    • no Salsa planned, although we will have Flamenco, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Urban (and there’s Swing in the Circle the next day!)

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