Petworth Dance is a free outdoor dance series presenting an eclectic set of performances on the lawn of the Petworth Recreation Center located at the corner of 8th and Taylor Street NW.  The Petworth Dance series goal is to bring the art and joy of Dance to the Ward 4 district by introducing the community to a wide range of dance artists, while creating a new space for thriving DC dance companies to perform.

Through the support of Dance Metro DC, ANC Ward 4, Crossfit Petworth, Lighthouse Yoga Center and Home Depot, the Petworth Dance series has had a spectacular two season run! Please consider supporting the efforts in helping the series continue for years to come. You can make an awesome contribution at our GoFundMe page

A new addition to the series is presenting site specific dancers in our neighborhoods First Fridays. Want to learn more or get involved email me at

2017 Performances:

Site specific dancers showcase at First Fridays, 6pm-9pm

June 3rd-Brynna Shank

August 4th-Shanna Lim

October 6th-Sadie Leigh

Summer Outdoor Dance

Saturday, August 5th, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Lawn at the Petworth Recreation Center

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2016 Artist Schedule alongside the Petworth Jazz Project:

May 28th:

Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group

Countess Winfrey’s Student Dance Ensemble

Kalanidhi Dance

June 25th:

Moveius Contemporary Ballet

Ronya-Lee Anderson

September 24th:

Classical Ballet Theatre

National Hand Dance Association


2015 Artist Schedule:

May 9th:

Maru Montero Dance Company

Motion X Dance DC

Rick Westerkamp with DancEthos

 June 13th:

Company Danzante

July 11th:

Light Switch Dance Theatre

August 8th:


Coyaba Dance Theater

September 26th-shared show with the Petworth Jazz Project

ACW Dances

Laura Quiroga and Artists