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.