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Dance Bethesda Performers, Participating Studios Announced

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 2/4/2013, 2:30pm  ET

Dance Bethesda, the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s ninth annual weekend dance festival, is set for March with a just announced schedule of seven professional performers and choreographers.

BUP said 50 Washington area dance companies submitted audition pieces for the event, which features a performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Round House Theatre (4545 East-West Highway). That show will include Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, the Furia Flamenca flamenco dancers, Jason Garcia Ignacio, the Karen Reedy Dancy Company, Silk Road Dance Company, Teelin Irish Dance Company and The Washington School of Ballet.

Tickets for the Round House performance are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

The seven performers in the show were selected by a panel of three local judges.

The event also includes free lessons and open houses at Bethesda dance studios. From 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, five area studios will offer free lessons in a range of styles including salsa, ballroom, hip-hop and swing.

For more information on participating studios or on the Round House Theatre show, visit the event website.

Flickr photo via joyofmotion