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Dance in Arlington.
These three dance groups are a sample of the rich dance culture which exist in the Arlington, Virginia area.
Arlington Center for Dance
Arlington Center for Dance opened in the Fall of 1981 and operates on a semester basis. The Center accepts children and adults at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels into a year-round program. The Center's four excellent studios feature sprung floors and high ceilings and are air-conditioned.
We are proud to have assembled a highly qualified and competent teaching staff. The Journal has noted we are in "the forefront of area dance," and attracting "the best performers and teachers." Washington Dance View, in citing our working knowledge of injury prevention and care of the body, says that "If you send your children to ACD, you're sending them somewhere where people care about their bodies, and [have a working] knowledge of what young dancers can and cannot do."
Many young dancers training at the Center have auditioned for and performed with internationally known companies, including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Stuttgart, Joffrey, Ballet West, and the Royal Ballet.
Due to the quality of our staff, serious dance students receive individual attention and some of the finest training available. Individuals seeking personal enrichment and exercise are able to attain their goals in a comfortable, enjoyable environment
Bowen McCauley Dance
Bowen McCauley Dance was founded in 1996 by choreographer, dancer, and teacher Lucy Bowen McCauley. Lucy's deft blending of modern and ballet along with her wit, energy, sensuality, and strong musicality, has won her many fans. Her skillful use of individual dancers' natural talents has won her the loyalty of some of the finest performers in the DC area. In late 1996 the dance company was incorporated and received recognition as a non-profit organization by the IRS. The company is governed by an independent, volunteer board of directors drawn from the local community.
The actual birth of the Dance Factory was February 1976. We started off at a place called "Red, The Barber's". Red had an adjoining karate school—kick off your shoes, jump up on the big ol' mat and dance—oops, watch out for the leaky roof—puddles and all.
We have come a long way since that humble beginning. Our wonderfully relocated site is next to the Virginia Square Metro, still in beatiful downtown Arlington, Va. Our 3,000-sq.-ft. cushioned oak ballroom has entertained OVER 1/4 MILLION DANCERS.
We have 4 separate teaching areas inside the ballroom and we offer dozens of Swing, Latin, and Ballroom classes monthly. Our superb staff instructs some of the best private and group classes in the industry. We're big, we're popular, we're inexpensive, we're good, and we're fun!
For those already acquainted with ballroom dancing, we encourage you to come to ourFriday Night Open Dances, which include lessons (usually 6 to choose from), along with plenty of practice time. They're huge, and the material taught is challenging. If you'd like to learn to dance, take advantage of our Introductory Special of 3 free lessons (1 private, 1 group, and 1 Friday Dance). Don't miss the fun... Call now! 703-528-9770