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

Session Dates

September 24-December 18
(No class on November 19, 20, 26, 27 unless we need a make up day)

Fall session based on 8 classes + built-in make up day, followed by December Solstice session of 3 classes

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
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm / 3-4 years old
Wednesdays, 4:25-5:25 pm / 5-7 years old


Class Location

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: 

-September 24 & 25: Fall classes begin
-November 19, 20, 26, 27: No class unless we need a make up day
-April 24, 2020: We Are Takoma Performance
-May 16, 2020: Duncan Community Celebration

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,