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Upcoming Community Events

Competition, Women, and Camaraderie

Saturday, October 1 at 5:00 pm
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Free for members or to stream/$10 general public
In Dance Nation, a pre-teen dance troupe navigates ambition, friendship, and desire as they claw their way to the Nationals in Tampa Bay. The journey is anything but easy. As Abby Lee Miller of TV’s Dance Moms warns, “Do it right, because somebody, sometimes your best friend, is waiting for you to screw up so she can take your place.” Olney Theatre Center assembles a panel of women who clawed their way to the top of their fields to discuss how competition and sisterhood coexist. Panelists for this event will include Miss Maryland 2022 Kayla Willing as well as Dr. Chandni Shah, a clinical psychologist who grew up immersed in dance as an essential element of her South Asian cultural background and is also trained in a classical style of Indian dance known as Bharatnatyam.

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Community Dance Team Showcase!

Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 pm
1938 Original Theatre

Living in the DMV we’re surrounded by many amazingly talented competitive diverse dance teams. To celebrate our production of Dance Nation, we’ve invited local high school and college level teams who compete in Step Dance, Irish Dance, Dance Twirl, Cheer and South Asian Dance to strut their stuff on the Olney Theatre stage. Featured groups will include Baila4Life Latin Dance Group, Montgomery County Public Schools’ Latin Dance Competition Winners and students from Centerstage Academy of the Arts and Culkin School Of Irish Dance. Come experience the energy and excitement as each team presents their unique dance style dancing to win, in our case, the hearts of the audience! 



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