Matthew Bennett, Nathan Victoria, Aaron Jackson and Donnie Walker in Tiffany Haughn’s “Tete a Tete.” Photo: Amanda Kilgour ©

DancEthos Season 9

Peacock – Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church

222 M Street SW Washington, DC

Tuesday 7/16 at 6:30pm
Friday 7/19 at 7:30 pm
Friday 7/26 at 6:15pm
Saturday 7/27 at 7:00pm

 Featuring the choreography of:
Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn, Mat Elder, Sarah Beth Oppenheim, Erica Rebollar

 Exploring the gamut of modern dance with works that range from minimalist to athletic, absurd to earnest, and hilarious to contemplative. Audiences are transformed and mystified by the unexpected and unconventional language of movement. 

 Tickets on sale June 17th at:

Directions and parking info:
There is limited street parking in the neighborhood. Always check signs for availability.
The closest and most accessible metro station from this venue is Waterfront Metro (Green Line).
Bus routes 74, A9, P6, V1 and W9 are all accessible from this venue, as well as the SW Neighborhood Shuttle for transportation within the neighborhood.
The two closest Capital Bikeshare stations are 1) 4th and M Street SW and 2) Maine Avenue and 7th Street SW.

Saturday, May 4 at 8pm
Sunday, May 5 at 7pm

Dance Place Artist in Residence Sarah Beth Oppenheim premieres two new works for her own company Heart Stück Bernie and the artists of DancEthos. Combining the heart and soul of DancEthos with the bark and tumble of Heart Stück Bernie, Oppenheim’s work unseats you but always promises payback with interest. This shared evening is a give-and-take of surrender and endeavor.

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$30 Admission
$25 Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)
$15 College Students and Children (17 & Under)

Advanced Sales – ends one week prior to performance weekend
$25 Advanced Sales Admission
$20 Advanced Sales Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)

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DancEthos presents Part and Parcel

DancEthos presents Part and Parcel for their first performance as a Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Resident Company on March 2ndand 3rdat JOMDC’s informal and intimate Jack Guidone Theatre in DC. Join DancEthos for an evening of dance exploring not just the performance, but the process, and not only the artists’ viewpoints but also the audience’s. Choreographers Tiffany Haughn, Mat Elder, Kelly Fisher and Meredith Barnes are featured in a concert that emphasizes how the audience is an essential and integral part of the performance experience. The performance promotes audience interaction and feedback by offering them the opportunity to ask questions of the choreographer, as well as listen to the creator’s thoughts on the intent of the work and the choreographic process. The show also features guest company DanceArtTheater and JOMDC’s adult performing ensemble LEAP.

 Where: Jack Guidone Theatre located in Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Friendship Heights location at 5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC

When: Saturday March 2ndat 8:00pm and Sunday March 3rdat 7:00pm

Ticket info:

$15 in advance seniors/students/military

$18 in advance adults

$18 at the door seniors/students/military

$22 at the door adults

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Few classics evoke the holiday spirit like the soaring melodies of Handel’s Messiah, especially when experienced live. This holiday season, DancEthos invites you to enjoy this beloved masterpiece like never before—as the soundscape for an evening of modern dance, choreographed by Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn. Nearly fifty rising stars of the Instrumental and Vocal Music Departments of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts will lend their talents to a company of twelve “incredibly skilled dancers whose movement seems to come from the soul” (DC Metro Theater Arts2015).

Who – DancEthos with The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Instrumental and Vocal Music Departments
What – Presenting Handel’s Messiah
Where – George Washington University’s Betts Theatre located in The                     Marvin Center at 800 21st St NW Washington DC
When – Sunday December 16th at 3:00 and 7:00pm

If taking metro, take the blue, silver or orange lines to Foggy Bottom. There are also multiple MetroBus routes that stop at the University.
If Parking – University Parking Garage (in Science and Engineering Hall)
Access via H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets – in the Science and Engineering Hall
Hours: Open 24/7
This self-service garage for visitors, accepts all major credit cards for payment (no cash).
Rates: 1 hour: $10; Weekend Daily Maximum: $12

In advance on line sales: (link below)
$20 general admission
$15 students, seniors, military
$10 children 12 and under

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At door prices on day of show:
$25 general admission
$20 students, seniors, military
$15 children 12 and under

Transformations presented by DanceArtTheater
DancEthos will present an intimate and tender duet excerpt from Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn’s new full-length work “The Messiah”.

Other local companies performing include:

DanceArtTheater, Kista Tucker Insights, Alex and Alyssa Bar, Errant Movement, KrasH!Dance, Dancin Unlimited, Sara Lavan/Local Motion Project, Sundays on Tap, and Albert Quesada from ACME

When: Saturday November 10 at 7:30pm and Sunday November 11 at 2:00pm
Where: Fredgren Studio Theatre located in Ballet Nova Center for Dance: 3443 Carlin Sprigs Road, Falls Church VA

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a season-opener concert of new works
Jasmine Andrews | Jocelyn Isaac | Michelle Michaels
DancEthos | Glade Dance Collective | MotionX Dance DC | UpRooted Dance

September 22 at 8 PM | September 23 at 7:00 PM
Jack Guidone Theatre @ Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights
5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC

DancEthos Season 8

“Drawing the Universe”
Baltimore Theater Project at 45 W. Preston St. Baltimore MD 21201
Friday March 23rd at 7:00pm
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DancEthos will be featured, along with LucidBeings, in “Drawing the Universe” presented by BlueShift Dance as we premiere guest choreographer Sylvana Christopher’s quintet.   Each company explores the stuff we’re made of, from the subatomic, to the emotional, to the political, to the global, to the universal.

DancEthos with The West Shore Piano Trio and guest company MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet
Lang Theatre at the Atlas Performing Arts Center at 1333 H St. NE Washington, DC
Saturday May 19th at 3pm

DancEthos presents a collaborative concert with the West Shore Piano Trio and guest company MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet.  In addition to our 19 “incredibly skilled dancers whose movement seems to come from the soul” (DC Metro Theater Arts), the program features the choreography of Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn, Sylvana Christopher, Diana Movius and Emmanuel Williams. Don’t miss this “crash course of the wide range of contemporary dance styles” (Washington City Paper).

DancEthos, “a local treasure” (DC Metro Theater Arts 2015), is known for performances that are collaborative experiences. Our fall show proves to be no different, as we are proud to collaborate once again with The West Shore Piano Trio as well as guest choreographers Candra Preshong, Da’Shown Rawl, Briana Ashley Stuart and Rachel Turner. We will also present guest dance companies fusiondance and RawArts Dance at the newly renovated Dance Loft on 14 Theater in the Petworth area of D.C.

You have three opportunities to see this wonderful collaborative experience:
Friday November 3rd at 8:00pm
Saturday November 4th at 6:00pm
Sunday November 5th at 2:00pm

Receptions will immediately follow the Saturday and Sunday shows.

Dance Loft on 14 Theater
4618 14th St NW, Washington DC

DancEthos Season 7

Saturday April 8th at 7pm and Sunday April 9th at 2pm
Kreeger Auditorium at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd,
Rockville, MD 20852

As is our signature, DancEthos will present a varied and dynamic program featuring the work of 6 diverse choreographers. We are also excited to be sharing the stage with the brilliant dancers of guest company Gin Dance Company. With dances ranging from intimate and evocative to fierce and explosive, tender and introspective to energizing and whimsical, this performance is sure to have something for every audience member!

This show will feature the choreography of DancEthos Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn, DE company members Jenny T. Flemingloss and Elizabeth Odell Catlett, and guest choreographers Rick Westerkamp and NYC based Mat Elder. We are also excited to be presenting the work of  Gin Dance Company’s Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff



Saturday, February 18th, 7:30pm

Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night of dance and refreshments? Want to get a taste of some of the fantastic companies that perform in the DC area? Want to join us in exploring the variety of ways that two bodies can interact through dance and the variety of relationships that can be explored?

We’ve got just the event for you…

Errant Movement presents “Two of Us,” a showcase of dance duets in celebration of Valentine’s Day and an exploration of the many ways that two bodies can relate through art. The show will feature performances by Errant Movement, Ashani Dances, DanceArtTheater, DancEthos, Direct Effect Dance and Fitness, fusiondance, Hannah + Lucia (NYC), Nomadic Artist, Kista Tucker Insights, the SAPAN Institute, Shay Turner & Oralee Skeath, Sylvana Christopher & John Lee, and RawArts Dance.

Dance Loft Theater, 4618 14th St NW



February 24th at 7:30pm
James Lee Theater
2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church VA 22042

The FUSE Festival hosted by fusiondance.
Join us for an explosive evening of unforgettable artistry that celebrates artists from all over the DC/MD/VA area.

Tickets: $20 pre-sale/$25 door
pre-sale tickets available via PayPal using the address:
Facebook: fusiondance
Instagram: @fusiondancecompany1

Friday September 30th at 7pm
Georgetown Day School Black Box Theatre
4200 Davenport St, NW, Washington, DC 20016

D.A.N.C.E. – DC Area New Companies Experience
In addition to DancEthos, other participating companies include DanceArt Theatre, Gin Dance Company, Motion X and DC Bhangra Dance Crew. This performance is sponsored by the Samuel J. Rosenfeld Family Grant.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale September 6th at this link, or can be purchased at the door (cash or check only).

Sunday October 23rd at 4pm
THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20020

DancEthos is honored to be guest artists in Gin Dance Company ‘s performance entitled “Inner Voice”. GDC artistic director Shu-Chen Cuff will premiere her newest works “Hello! Goodbye!” and “Zoom In” danced by DE dancers, as well as presenting some older company favorites. DancEthos artistic director Tiffany Haughn will be premiering “1 by 1” which she created on GDC, as well as her evocative and intimate 2014 duet “Convergence”. It’s sure to be a refreshing, inspiring, and thought provoking performance.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased from the link below.
Gin Dance Company Presents… ‘Inner Voice’ | THEARC

Wednesdays November 2nd, 9th and 16th from 6:30-8pm
Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St, NW, Washington DC, 20011

DancEthos Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn will be teaching professional level master classes open to the public. More info coming soon.

Come dance with us!
DancEthos Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn teaches an on-going adult drop-in Intermediate/Advanced Modern class at Joy of Motion Dance Center on Tuesdays form 7-8:30pm. JOM is located at 7315 Wisconsin Ave in Bethesda.

View past DancEthos seasons.