The Washington Post Sunday - - SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW - Crit­ics’ rec­om­men­da­tions are in­di­cated by ar­rows. Ac­cess our in­ter­ac­tive list­ings to find the lat­est show­times, venue in­for­ma­tion and more events at wash­ing­ton­post.com/goin­gout­guide.

7 Born 2 Dance Stu­dio: 15th Semi-An­nual Awaken the Dancer Within Youth Recital. Show­case fea­tures per­for­mances by the stu­dio’s fac­ulty and stu­dents. At North­ern Vir­ginia Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Rachel M. Sch­lesinger Con­cert Hall and Arts Cen­ter. 7 Knock on Wood Tap Stu­dio’s An­niver­sary Show­case and Re­cep­tion. Spe­cial guests in­clude cur­rent and past per­form­ers from Capitol Tap, Tap­pers With At­ti­tude, Step Aside and Shan­non Dunne Dance. At Mont­gomery Blair High School. 7 Born 2 Dance Stu­dio: 15th Semi-An­nual Awaken the Dancer Within Adult Show­case. Show­case fea­tures per­for­mances by the stu­dio’s fac­ulty and stu­dents. At North­ern Vir­ginia Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Rachel M. Sch­lesinger Con­cert Hall and Arts Cen­ter. 7 2015 Step Afrika! Home Per­for­mance Se­ries. The pro­fes­sional dance com­pany ded­i­cated to the tra­di­tion of step­ping de­liv­ers a per­for­mance that in­cludes dance, body per­cus­sion and spo­ken word. At Howard Uni­ver­sity, Ira Aldridge Theater. 9 Open Re­hearsal: The Royal Ballet. Dance schol­ars of­fer an in­sider’s look at the Royal Ballet. At the Kennedy Cen­ter, Opera House.

9 The Royal Ballet. Bri­tain’s largest ballet com­pany re­turns for the first time since 2009 with Car­los Acosta’s new full-length “Don Quixote.” At the Kennedy Cen­ter, Opera House. Through June 14. 10 Dance Com­mit­tee Presents Sy­netic

Theater. Fea­tures dance high­lights from Sy­netic Theater’s He­len Hayes Award-win­ning artis­tic direc­tor, Paata Tsikur­ishvili. At the Arts Club of Wash­ing­ton.

12 Bowen McCauley Dance. Per­for­mance will fea­ture ex­cerpts from “Victory Road,” Bach’s “Cha­conne in D Mi­nor” and “Danc­ing Through the Decades.” At Lub­ber Run Am­phithe­ater. 12 Lim­it­less: A Gala Cel­e­bra­tion of Bound­aries. A gala to ben­e­fit the artists of Con­tra­dic­tion Dance. At ReCreative Spa­ces. 13 Cabaret Show. Show in­cludes dance, mu­sic, com­edy and a si­lent auc­tion. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Reema J. Samaha Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship Fund. At West­field High School. 13 Four Sea­sons In­ter­na­tional Dance Show­case. Pro­gram fea­tures a va­ri­ety of dance styles, in­clud­ing Broad­way, In­dian, tango and the pa­sodoble. Guest artists in­clude The Ber­rend Dance Cen­ter and the Xue­juan Dance En­sem­ble. At Mont­gomery Col­lege Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter. 13 City Dance Con­ser­va­tory Dancers in Con­cert. In­no­va­tive and orig­i­nal work by the school’s world-class teach­ing fac­ulty. At the Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

13World Dance Theater. In­spired by the Amer­i­can dancer Isadora Dun­can, the per­form­ing arts com­pany merges the worlds of dance, mu­sic, theater and pro­duc­tion. At Dance Place. Through June 14. 14 City Dance: Chil­dren & Youth Con­cert. The young tal­ents of City Dance show­case the tech­niques they have worked all year to mas­ter. At Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more. 14 Des­tined to Dance Recital Con­cert. The pro­fes­sional dance com­pany’s an­nual recital. At Joe’s Move­ment Em­po­rium. 14 In Jazz We Trust: Mu­sic in Mo­tion. An evening of dance works that ex­am­ine the tra­di­tion of jazz mu­sic. Chore­og­ra­pher Princess Mhoon and dancers will look at the re­la­tion­ships be­tween lovers and what it means to be an Amer­i­can, ex­am­ined through the lens of jazz mu­sic. At the At­las Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. 15 Danc­ing With the Stars: Live! Pro­fes­sion­als per­form dances from the ABC com­pe­ti­tion se­ries. At Warner Theatre. 20 Dance Theatre of Har­lem Per­for­mance.

The per­for­mance is the com­pany’s only Mid-At­lantic ap­pear­ance for 2015 and fea­tures “Com­ing To­gether,” a new ad­di­tion to the com­pany’s reper­toire, by chore­og­ra­pher Na­cho Du­ato. At Mor­gan State Uni­ver­sity, Mur­phy Fine Arts Cen­ter. 20 New Re­leases Chore­og­ra­phers Show­case 2015. The show in­cludes works by es­tab­lished and emerg­ing chore­og­ra­phers. At Dance Place.

23 The Pol­ish Na­tional Ballet. The com­pany will per­form three con­tem­po­rary bal­lets, in­clud­ing Pas­tor’s “Mov­ing Rooms.” At the Kennedy Cen­ter, Eisen­hower Theater. Through June 24.

24 Cham­ber Dance Project. The two reper­toire pro­grams fea­ture a live string quar­tet on­stage col­lab­o­rat­ing with seven soloist dancers from the Jof­frey, At­lanta, Mil­wau­kee and Wash­ing­ton bal­lets in the works of four chore­og­ra­phers. At the Har­man Cen­ter for the Arts, Sid­ney Har­man Hall. Through June 28.

24 Hub­bard Street Dance Chicago. A per­for­mance by the con­tem­po­rary dance troupe. at Wolf Trap, Fi­lene Cen­ter. 30 Na­tive Pride Dancers. Na­tive Amer­i­can cul­ture is demon­strated in this per­for­mance by world cham­pion fancy dancer Larry Yazzie and the Na­tive Pride Dancers. At Wolf Trap, Chil­dren’s Theatre- in- the- Woods.


8 Ill­style and Peace Pro­duc­tions. The mul­ti­cul­tural, mixed-gen­der dance com­pany’s per­for­mance work fo­cuses on the move­ment and spirit of hip-hop. At Har­mony Hall Re­gional Cen­ter. 9 Cap­i­tal Fringe Fes­ti­val. The fes­ti­val cel­e­brates its 10th year with more than 120 theater, dance and mu­sic per­for­mances, free live mu­sic and a beer gar­den. At Lo­gan Fringe Arts Space. Through July 26. 10 Raphael Xavier. Part of the D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Fes­ti­val, the dancer and chore­og­ra­pher brings hip-hop tech­niques to the stage. At Dance Place. Through July 11. 11 Ball­room With a Twist. Pros from “Danc­ing With the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” bring dances such as the samba, waltz, fox­trot, quick­step and jive to the stage. At the Mu­sic Cen­ter at Strath­more.

14 Na­tional Ballet of China & Na­tional Ballet of China Sym­phony Orches­tra: The Peony Pav­il­ion. Fus­ing clas­si­cal West­ern ballet with tra­di­tional Chi­nese dance, this per­for­mance tells the story of star-crossed lovers through cos­tumes and po­etic stag­ing. At Wolf Trap, Fi­lene Cen­ter. 15 Anna Me­nen­dez. The Fla­menco dancer and chore­og­ra­pher was a past re­cip­i­ent of the Artists’ Fel­low­ship award from the D.C. Com­mis­sion on the Arts and Hu­man­i­ties. At Har­mony Hall Re­gional Cen­ter. 17 Danc­ing with Siva. Per­for­mance fea­tures Kalanidhi dancers ac­com­pa­nied by a live en­sem­ble of mu­si­cians. At the Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter of Greater Wash­ing­ton.

22 Foot­works Per­cus­sive Dance En­sem­ble. The com­pany has toured in­ter­na­tion­ally since 1979, in­clud­ing tak­ing part in a Smith­so­nian tour of Ja­pan. At Har­mony Hall Re­gional Cen­ter.

23 African Ac­ro­bats. The Kenyan group show­cases the ac­ro­batic tech­niques from China and Africa and with mu­sic from East Africa. At Publick Play­house. Through July 24. 29 Skher Brown and the Capoeira Is Cul­ture Per­form­ers. Watch and learn about the dance fight art form of Capoeira An­gola. At Har­mony Hall Re­gional Cen­ter.


1 Fu­ria Fla­menca. Fla­menco chore­og­ra­pher Estela Velez de Pare­dez unites with com­poser and mu­si­cian Guillermo-Juan Christie and Mid­dle Eastern dancer Yil­lah Natalie in an ex­panded ver­sion of their sold-out 2014 show “Recor­dando La Al­ham­bra.” At Dance Place. Through Aug. 2. 5 Sum­mer Per­for­mances for Young Au­di­ences: Foot­works. Foot­works Per­cus­sive Dance En­sem­ble com­bines the el­e­ments of clog, step and tap into a fast­paced dance pro­duc­tion. At Hyl­ton Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. 13 En­er­giz­ers Cre­ative Arts Camp Con­cert. The camp show­case fea­tures dance, mu­sic and more. At Dance Place. Through Aug. 14.

27 Savion Glover. A per­for­mance by the Tony Award­win­ning tap dancer. At the Howard Theatre. Through Aug. 29.


Hub­bard Street Dance Chicago, a con­tem­po­rary troupe, is sched­uled to per­form June 24 atWolf Trap.


The Royal Ballet, Bri­tain’s largest ballet com­pany, re­turns to the Kennedy Cen­ter for the first time since 2009 for per­for­mances of Car­los Acosta’s new “Don Quixote” from June 9-14.

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