Dance – Imagination Stage

DANCE

Dance education is essential to the creative and kinesthetic development of young people and their awareness of using movement as a form of artistic and creative expression. Click the “register” button to find our course catalog.

 

Winter/Spring Classes are now on sale! Take advantage of our Winter/Spring class discount! If you register your student for one of our 6- or 14-week classes, the second registration price is 20% off!*


*Discount can only be applied one time. Both registrations must be processed in the same transaction to receive discount. Discount can only be applied to 6-week and 14-week winter/spring semester classes and can not be used towards tuition for acting, musical theatre, or film conservatories, performance ensembles, or dance academies.

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INTRODUCTORY DANCE CLASSES

(GRADES K-12)

Imagination Stage offers fun, non-competitive dance classes for students of all abilities, meeting the needs of dancers at every stage of their development.

Dance classes help young children improve their coordination, cultural expression, and social awareness. For older students, dance classes are essential for the well-rounded musical theatre performer. Imagination Stage encourages all theatre performers to take dedicated technique classes in dance as well as acting and singing.

 

INTENSIVE DANCE THEATRE PROGRAMS

(GRADES 7-12)

Dancers with an interest in a more intensive dance training environment can look to the following programs for a more focused application of ballet, modern, and jazz styles. 

ISTAGE DANCE THEATRE

An intensive, performance-based ensemble for dancers who demonstrate a strong foundation in dance technique. The ensemble culminates in a dance performance showcase in the Spring semester. 

**EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY** The IStage Dance Theatre group has been invited to participate in the 15th International Delhi Children’s Festival this December! We have ten spots available for students to join our intensive, performance-based ensemble for dancers who demonstrate a strong foundation in dance technique. The group will join over 10,000 children from India and other countries to present their ideas, dreams, and hopes for the future. Audition dates are July 26 and August 4 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Learn more and book a spot by contacting Marcia Howard at mhoward@imaginationstage.org.

  

ISTAGE DANCE ACADEMY

This program focuses on classical dance training in ballet and modern styles. Students develop proper alignment, strength, and endurance while also applying their training to higher level choreography.

DANCE

STAFF

 

MARCIA HOWARD

Dance Liaison

Marcia Howard is the Senior Faculty of Dance Education at Imagination Stage. She has choreographed many student productions at Imagination Stage and was the choreographer for the 2004 professional production of Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. She is a performing company member with Coyaba Dance Theater and on faculty at The Dance Place, (Washington, DC). Ms. Howard is also an Adjunct Professor at American University, teaching West African Dance. Highlights include performances in Seoul, Korea, Dance Africa Chicago, Dance Africa Washington DC, performance for Michael Jackson at the Ethiopian Embassy, and for Oprah Winfrey in Washington, DC.

CONTACT

Marcia Howard

Senior Faculty, Dance Education

301-280-1643

mhoward@imaginationstage.org

Imagination Stage