The highest intelligence in the freest body.

- Isadora Duncan



Dance Classes to Create and Inspire

Duncan Dance classes for children offer a non competitive environment designed to encourage healthy emotional, creative, and physical development. Dicki Johnson Macy BC-DMT, M.Ed.,LMHC, IDMA, has for the past 25 years, encouraged children trained in this technique, to remain responsive to beautiful music and to the joyful movements inspired by nature. Self esteem, grace, reverence, reciprocity and artistry are inherent to the work. A sense of rhythm and harmony develops as children dance the reconstructed choreographies to the music of Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven, and Mozart. Dicki has recently trained Word Dance Theater teachers in her pedagogy and now your children too will be offered this beautiful Duncan curriculum.


Class Details

Summer Intensive

August 26-30, 2019
Ages 4.5-7 and 8-14
Details and how to register >>


Session Dates

Fall 2019
September 24-November 20

(8-week session + built in snow make up days on November 19 & 20)

December Solstice 2019
December 3-18
(3-week mini session dancing through winter solstice celebrations around the world)

Class descriptions >>

Day / Times / Age Groups:

Fall + December Solstice 2019
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm / 5-7 years old
Tuesdays, 4:25-5:25 pm / 8-10 years old
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm / 11+ years old
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm / 3-4 years old
Wednesdays, 4:25-5:25 pm / 5-7 years old

FALL 2019 REGISTRATION OPEN >>

Class Locations

Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

The Dance Exchange is a two-block walk from the Takoma Park Metro station (Red Line). Directions from Metro: Exit the Metro and walk straight Carroll Avenue towards the 7-Eleven. Continue for one block to Maple Avenue. Turn left on Maple Avenue and arrive at 7117 on your right.  The main entrance and parking lot is at the back of the building.


Class Updates: 

-August 26-30: Summer intensive
-September 17: OPEN CLASS; $5 per person to try before session begins!
-September 24 & 25: Fall classes begin


Please note that Word Dance Theater is not directly affiliated with the Dance Exchange and that all questions related to our youth program should be directed to the Director of Youth Programs, Rebecca.lallande@gmail.com.