Contradiction Dance works with our partners in art (pARTners!) to engage with the community through movement-based workshops, performances and classes in schools, corporate environments and more.  Email Kelly King to inquire about bringing Contradiction Dance to your organization.

Arts & Education Partners

Alison Waldman
Alison Waldman is a photographer, graphic designer, writer and performer based in Washington, DC. A Contradiction Dance company member since 2011, she designs all of the company's marketing materials and photographs her peers in rehearsal and class. Alison collaborates with fellow artists and offers classes and workshops in movement for adults and kids. View her work and book her at

DEA Youth Dance Program

Contradiction Dance became a programming partner with the DEA Youth Dance Program in 2015, providing after school dance classes and in-school performances. We currently serve five schools in the DC Metro area. 


Joe's Movement Emporium

In fall 2014, Contradiction Dance began a residency at Joe's, one of our favorite venues.  It is used as our primary rehearsal space and we will also hold classes, workshops and performances. This residency will also allow us to grow our creative collaborations with the greater Washington, DC community.   

Story Tapestries: Arianna Ross
Our companies share a passion for artistic exchange, education, and literacy across mediums for all ages. From writing arts-integrated curricula for schools to performing on concert stages the world over, our combination of storytelling and dance inspires, enriches, and empowers all of those who share in the experience.

DC International School
Contradiction Dance conducts after-school dance classes at DC International School. Artistic Director Kelly King will be teaching Contemporary Technique and company member Alison Waldman will teach Latin Dance. We are thrilled to begin this new partnership to share our love for dance with those who need it most - our kids. 

Community Partners

Anacostia Arts Center
Contradiction Dance has performed in the nooks, crannies and galleries of Anacostia's newest arts center as part of our on-going site-specific series #DanceAboutDC as well as several full evening-length pieces in their black box. We have also thrown after-parties with their in-house cafe. Contradiction Dance premiered Boundaries in Dec. 2014 at Anacostia Arts Center. In the summer of 2016, Contradiction Dance was named a resident company. 

ReCreative Spaces
Co-founded by company member Emily Arden, ReCreative Spaces is focused on an initiative to build community through short-term arts-oriented programming in unused, under-used, and unlikely spaces.  Working with property owners and developers seeking to drive awareness and traffic into unleased spaces, ReCreative Spaces creates site-specific programming and events that cultivate artistic expression, community building, social collaboration, and civic participation.

Contradiction Dance founder, Kelly King, is the co-founder of The Movement Movement. The Movement Movement brings you clarity, movement, and productivity... the results you want in business and life. We believe we are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance. Are you ready to kick the sitting habit? 
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Contradiction Dance is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.