by Borderstan.com May 14, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,480 1 Comment

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Sunday's "Dance in the Circle" event in Dupont Circle: Click for the slide show. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

We got pics! You watch them as a slide show or pick and choose from the set of photos from Sunday’s Dance in the Circle.

This time the weather cooperated. Dance in the Circle, rescheduled from April 21, was blessed with clear skies and cool spring weather yesterday. Ten dance companies performed between 3 and 9 pm — with help from the crowd, of course, especially during the open dancing hour at 8 pm.

The companies participating Sunday were DancEthos, Dance Dimensions, Calico Cloggers, Urban Impact, DEVIATED THEATRE, YaLa Fitness, darlingdance company, Urban Artistry, Hoop Dance DC, Urban Artistry, – 9 pm: Open dancing

The event was organized by co-producers Daniel Kramer and Michael Lipin and featured nine local dance companies.

Sponsors

Dance in the Circle was made possible with support from the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, as well as local sponsors Attache Property Management, LaKritz/Adler Real Estate Investments, the office of DC Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, Axis Salon, BGR, Diego’s Hair Salon, Mr. Yogato and Books-A-Million and Borderstan.com). You can still make a donation by visiting the Dance in the Circle website.

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by Borderstan.com May 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm 0

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Plenty of sun (we hope) this Sunday for "Dance in the Circle" (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Cecile Oreste of danceDC. You can follower her on Twitter @dance_DC or email her at cecile[AT]borderstan.com.

Dance in the Circle, which was rescheduled due to a rainy weather forecast the weekend of April 21, comes to Dupont Circle this Sunday from 3 pm to 9 pm. The free dance festival is being organized by co-producers Daniel Kramer and Michael Lipin and will feature nine local dance companies.

Most of the performers include dance companies that originally signed on for the April 21 event such as DancEthos and darlingdance company. They have also added a new edition to the lineup with Joy of Motion Dance Center’s teen hip hop performance company Urban Impact. Below is the event lineup:

  1. 3 pm – 4 pm: DancEthos, Dance Dimensions
  2. 4 pm – 5 pm: Calico Cloggers, Urban Impact
  3. 5 pm – 6 pm: DEVIATED THEATRE, YaLa Fitness
  4. 6 pm – 7 pm: darlingdance company, Urban Artistry
  5. 7 pm – 8 pm: Hoop Dance DC, Urban Artistry
  6. 8 pm – 9 pm: Open dancing

Dance in the Circle was made possible with support from the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, as well as local sponsors Attache Property Management, LaKritz/Adler Real Estate Investments, the office of DC Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, Axis Salon, BGR, Diego’s Hair Salon, Mr. Yogato and Books-A-Million (and, yes, Borderstan.com). For more information and to make a donation, please visit their website.

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by Borderstan.com April 20, 2012 at 6:15 am 1,067 1 Comment

The Dance in the Circle Festival will now take place Sunday, May 13. (Courtesy of Dance in the Circle)

Dance in the Circle has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 13. The organizers decided that with this week’s rainy weather forecasts that rescheduling was the only option. The event was originally scheduled for tomorrow, April 21, from 3 to 9 pm.

The free dance festival in Dupont Circle is being organized by co-producers Daniel Kramer and Michael Lipin and will feature 12 local dance companies.

Dance in the Circle was made possible with support from the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, as well as local sponsors Attache Property Management, LaKritz/Adler Real Estate Investments, the office of DC Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, Axis Salon, BGR, Diego’s Hair Salon, Mr. Yogato and Books-A-Million.

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by Borderstan.com April 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm 1,462 0

From Cecile Oreste of danceDC. You can follower her on Twitter @dance_DC or email her at cecile[AT]borderstan.com.

Featured image: “Early Spring, Dupont Circle” by ok-oyot in the Borderstan flickr pool, March 20, 2011.

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Coming to Dupont Circle on Saturday, April 21. (Courtesy of Dance in the Circle)

Dance in the Circle, a free dance festival in Dupont Circle organized by co-producers Daniel Kramer and Michael Lipin, is coming up this Saturday, April 21, from 3 to 9 pm. The festival features 12 local dance companies including DEVIATED THEATRE and YaLa Fitness, which were added to the lineup since our last post about the event.

“After exactly a year of preparation, it’s hard to believe that we’re just a few days away from show time. I’m thrilled that so many local businesses have stepped up to support this project and that a dozen local dance companies have joined us to bring a new type of festival to Dupont Circle Park,” said Lipin. “We are pumped up to again enliven and activate one of DC’s most cherished public spaces,” added Kramer. Kramer and Lipin helped organize “Soccer in the Circle” back in 2010.

To raise funds for the upcoming festival, Kramer and Lipin are hosting a fundraising happy hour on Wednesday, April 18, from 6 to 10 pm at 18th Street Lounge. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to the Facebook event and be prepared for a night of dancing.

Dance in the Circle was made possible with support from the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, as well as local sponsors Attache Property Management, LaKritz/Adler Real Estate Investments, the office of DC Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, Axis Salon, BGR, Diego’s Hair Salon, Mr. Yogato and Books-A-Million.

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by Borderstan.com March 19, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,322 0

From Cecile Oreste of danceDC. You can follower her on Twitter @dance_DC or email her at cecile[AT]borderstan.com.

Featured image: “Early Spring, Dupont Circle” by ok-oyot in the Borderstan flickr pool, March 20, 2011.

In the Circle Productions, the team that helped organize the “Soccer in the Circle” World Cup fan fest and created the Official Dupont Circle Snowball Fight, presents Dance in the Circle on Saturday, April 21. (You can also find them on Facebook)

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Coming to Dupont Circle on Saturday, April 21. (Image courtesy of Dance in the Circle)

Dance in the Circle is a six-hour dance festival with performances and instruction in a variety of styles inclu ding flamenco, hip hop and modern. Participants include local dance companies: the Bomb Squad Dancers, Calico Cloggers, Capitol Movement, Dance Dimensions, DanceAntonini, DancEthos, darlingdance, DCypher Dance, Furia Flamenca and Urban Artistry.

Dupont Circle resident Michael Lipin is one of the festival’s co-producers. After co-producing “Soccer in the Circle” and Dupont’s snowball fight, he caught the “event-organizing bug” and wanted to bring yet another exciting event to the neighborhood. “As someone who has enjoyed dance for years, but only took up classes recently, I thought a dance festival would be just as fun to put together, and just as unique for the Circle,” he said.

“Dupont Circle is a great gathering spot and has always been an active, creative community hub,” added Co-Producer Daniel Kramer. “From the Snowball Fight and Soccer in the Circle, it is clear that people will come to a fun event in Dupont. Dance appeals to people of all ages and is inclusive in its variety of styles, so we thought it a natural fit for our next production.”

Although the event has been fun to organize, it has also been a challenge. From recruiting dance companies to participate, to seeking permits from local authorities, and securing the support of the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, there has been no shortage of tasks to complete. And the work is still not done.

“We’ve raised a small amount of the necessary funds, but still need several thousand dollars more between now and the event. Please consider making a small donation via the PayPal link on our Facebook page and website. All donations are tax-deductible. Every little amount helps! The Dance in the Circle team also is recruiting sponsors who can have a booth in the park (or even naming rights for the dance floor) in return for donations of specific amounts,” said Lipin.

For more information about Dance in the Circle, visit their website or like their Facebook page. If you would like to inquire about sponsoring a booth at the event, please contact danceinthecircle[AT]hotmail.com.

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