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Friday, August 28 - Sunday August 30, 2020

A FREE virtual dance retreat to Restore, Release, and Resolve

Register via Eventbrite HERE!

About the Festival


Inner Spaces is seeking to create a space to boldly dance forward, to Restore, Release, and Resolve throughout a weekend of focused energy and attention. Some of our favorite local instructors agreed to collaborate, teach and guide the community through healing movements and meaningful discussions. Dance educators and dance enthusiasts are invited to experience this healing and collective awareness. The retreat is designed for us to celebrate each other's talents, express ourselves through our chosen art form of dance and entice stronger network building.


Inner Spaces Dance Festival 2020 will include:

  • an opening event with Michelle Ava and Angela Ingram on Friday, August 28;

  • a wide range of high energy classes and celebratory events on Saturday, August 29;

  • a Saturday night "performance" with Maurice Johnson and social hour to follow;

  • more proactive and healing styles of classes throughout the day on Sunday, August 30;

  • opportunities to speak and engage with instructors through chat circles before and after class

  • a closing event that brings together the momentum to move us forward!


Registration is free and via Eventbrite. Sign up here!

Inner Spaces is a live, virtual event held on Zoom. Participants will receive the link to the classes via email the day of their ticketed admission. Feel free to attend as many classes as you like throughout the weekend. All are encouraged to attend the Closing Ceremony at 7:00pm, Sunday.

Admission is free, but your support of our dance educators is appreciated and encouraged. Faculty will receive a stipend thanks to the generosity of the community. There will be an additional opportunity to compensate your instructor, with payment handles shared by the moderator of each class!

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Schedule (Regularly Updated - Check back!)

Festival Faculty Bios

Friday - RESTORE

  • 5:30-6:30pm: Angela Ingram, Afro Cuban Modern

  • 7:00-7:30pm: Michelle Ava, TranscenDANCE Flow - Moving From the Inside Out

  • 7:30-8:30pm: Michelle Ava, Retreat Opening & Welcome

  • 8:30-9:30pm: Welcome Social Hour, Moderator: Jozanne S. Summerville

Saturday - RELEASE

  • 9:30-10:00am: Jocelyn Isaac, Book Reading: Jocelyn Learns to Dance

  • 10:00-11:00am: Lori D'Orazio, Barre & Warm-Up

  • 11:00-12:00pm: Carolina Hernandez, From East to West: Bollywood, Raks Baladi, Colobmian Salsa

  • 1:00-2:00pm: Tony Elder, Jazz FUNk

  • 3:00-4:00pm: Vincent Williams, Dream Girls Jazz

  • 6:30-8:00pm: Maurice Johnson, All Levels Street Jazz

  • 8:00-10:00pm: Live performance + Social Hour, Moderator: Jozanne S. Summerville

Sunday - RESOLVE

  • 9:00-9:30am: Quynn Johnson, Book Reading: Lucky's Tap Dancing Feet

  • 9:30-10:30am: Sylvana Christopher, Tempo - All Ages

  • 11:00-12:00pm: Lauren Borchard, Explore & Express Modern

  • 1:00-2:00pm: Tamara Henry/Stephanie Vadala, Open Rhythm Jam Session

  • 2:00-3:00pm: Tanya Nuchols, Traditional Filipino Dances

  • 3:00-4:00pm: Dr. Janelle S. Peifer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Mindfulness and the Creative Flow

  • 5:00-6:00pm Alana Hill, Throwback Hip Hop

  • 7:00-8:00pm: Closing Circle,  Rachael Coad

Moderators for the weekend:

  • Jessyka Bagdon

  • Megan Hastie

  • Carolina Hernández

  • Sarah Laughland

  • Mallory Miller

  • Jozanne Summerville

  • Stephanie Vadala




When dancing from home, please remember to be safe with your body and know your limits. Make sure you have parental permission if you are a minor, a safe space to move around in, and do not attempt anything that you do not feel 100% comfortable with. By participating in these classes, you are agreeing to waive any and all liability of DMV Coalition of Dance Educators (DMVCODE) and its instructors.

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