ACW Dances is an emerging modern dance company based in Arlington, VA. Our mission is to engage with and contribute to the metro-DC community, with the vision that art should be accessible to all demographics. Through performance of new modern dance work, collaborative projects with artists of all disciplines, and open discussions, the company aims to entertain and educate while furthering the artistic discipline of modern dance.
Arlington Artists Alliance
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County. We serve our community by engendering deeper cultural experience and expression. The Alliance is open to all local artists who live, work or have studios in Arlington and want to display their work. We encourage and support professional and emerging artists and artist colleagues who find the creative process rejuvenating and who seek to deepen their artistic excellence.
Arlington Arts Center (AAC)
The AAC is a private, nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work by artists in the Mid-Atlantic States. Through educational programs, exhibitions, and subsidized studio spaces, the AAC serves as a bridge between artists and the public. The goal is to increase awareness and appreciation of, and involvement in, contemporary art in Arlington County, VA and the greater metropolitan area.
Arlington Philharmonic Association
The mission of the Arlington Philharmonic Association is to build a first-class symphony orchestra in Arlington, to make classical music accessible to every Arlington resident, to promote the value of classical music in our civic life, and to build strong, creative partnerships with schools, local government, businesses, and other organizations.
(The) Arlington Players
The Arlington Players is a nonprofit volunteer theater company. Our mission is to produce artistically challenging theater in the grand style, cultivating an environment of artistic excellence and education for artists, audiences and the community of Arlington County, Virginia, by providing opportunities to advance knowledge, skills and participation in the theater arts.
Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus
The Arlington, Virginia, Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society: Provides an opportunity for men to come together and experience the joy of harmonizing in the barbershop style. Embraces and performs a cappella music, with the barbershop harmony art form as its primary focus. Offers weekly chapter meetings that are well planned, musically satisfying, and fun. Enriches and energizes each member through fellowship, fun, and the joy of singing.
BalletNova Center for Dance
BalletNova offers creative opportunities for professional choreographers, teachers, and dances and inspires public appreciation of dance as an art form through performance, education, and outreach.
Bangladesh Center for Community Development, Inc.
Work for the betterment of the Bangladeshi Community. To foster moral, cultural and spiritual heritage among our children. Promote educational and developmental cultural activities.
Bowen McCauley Dance
Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) is an Arlington-based contemporary dance company founded in 1996 by Lucy Bowen McCauley. BMD’s mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the community by making contemporary dance accessible to all through our performance and outreach activities. Celebrating 20 years of meaningful and well-managed service to the northern Virginia community, BMD continues to operate under a simple yet powerful concept: that dance is for everyone regardless of age or ability.
Cambodian American Heritage, Inc.
Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc. (CAHI) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1980. The mission of the organization is the preservation of Cambodian arts and culture here in the United States.
Centro Cultural Peru, Inc.
The Centro Cultural Peru is a non-profit Corporation whose operations are laid under the following principles: a) To share the arts and culture of Peru with the youth and children of Peruvian and Hispanic heritage in the Washington DC Metro area, and to do so with a focus on the development of a dance program. b) To preserve and promote Peru’s folk dance and music and to share it with the wider Washington DC Metro area. c) To promote mutual respect between the youth, the parents, and members of the local community in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC.
Company Danzante Contemporary Dance
Company Danzante Contemporary Dance cultivates and promotes excellence in contemporary dance while contributing to the vitality of the community through performances, artistic collaborations, educational programs, and outreach activities.
Dance Asia’s mission is to showcase the diversity of Asia through the Art of Movement; to raise public awareness on the intricacies of Asian dance forms; to promote and cultivate interest in Asian dance culture; to create synergy & fusion between Asian dance forms and other styles of dances.
Dominion Stage enriches the local Arts community by expressing, through live theatrical productions, the different stories of contemporary, traditional and unique subject matter in our community. Dominion Stage provides a place for new and continuing education and personal development for participants on the stage, in technical roles, and as support and leaders/administrators behind the scenes.
Educational Theatre Company
The Educational Theatre Company is a group of professional theater artists who seek to change the world by helping to unlock the creative and collaborative potential of children through school and community based programs.
Encore Stage and Studio
Encore Stage and Studio provides children and youth in Arlington with high-quality theatrical performance and educational opportunities. Our mission is to build life-long appreciation for live theater by involving young people in all aspects of theater arts — onstage, backstage, in the classroom, and in the audience.
Each year, our partnerships have grown and strengthened, helping us to enhance and improve each year’s production, adding more local performers and bringing in well-known artists from around the United States and Argentina. Our community festival features classic Argentinean performances of folklore, tango, pop, and rock, in addition to displays and booths, which feature other aspects of Argentine cultural traditions.
First Draft at the Rose Theatre Co.
FIRST DRAFT at The Rose Theatre Co. is a non-profit audience building organization dedicated to developing audiences for the arts alongside new plays, supporting community artists and partnering with area theaters looking to produce new work. Our programming gives special attention to developing plays that represent populations who have been either under-served and/or under-represented by the theater community at large. All of our Arlington programming is FREE OF CHARGE in the hopes of encouraging audiences to become life-long patrons for live performance theater in Arlington.
Halau O’ Aulani
Halau O’ Aulani’s mission is to teach and perpetuate the cultures, traditions, and values of the peoples of Hawai’i through dance, language, arts, music, history, and customs. The organization also provides performances and cultural presentations primarily to Arlington County and surrounding communities. The public performances enhance students’ skills in artistic presentations.
Indian Dance Educators Association
IDEA is a community of dance professionals, dedicated to serving one another through increased artistic opportunities. Through our programs, we bring a greater awareness of the unique artistic gifts brought to the America’s great cultural tapestry by dancers from India. IDEA enhances the greater Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area community by enriching cultural landscape, providing educational opportunities for Americans interested in South Asian dance traditions, and showcasing the transcendent beauty of India’s magnificent dance styles to art lovers everywhere.
Jane Franklin Dance
Jane Franklin Dance celebrates movement and makes dance accessible to a wide range of audiences through public performances, community engagement, dance education and collaborations with artists from other disciplines.
(The) National Chamber Ensemble, Inc.
The Mission of the National Chamber Ensemble (NCE) is to entertain, as well as to provide opportunities to appreciate and enjoy the art of chamber music by bringing together performers, audiences and composers. The NCE produces high-quality chamber music performances for the general public at a reasonable cost. Through our performances and commissions of original musical works, we present a full range of chamber music repertoire from the classics to the contemporary. The most important goal of the NCE is to build a sense of closeness between performers and audience that enhances the feeling of community and a deeper musical experience.
Old Dominion Cloggers
Old Dominion Cloggers mission is to preserve and promote clogging, a traditional American percussive step dance form having its roots in British Isle and African American dance and tap, through giving exhibitions, offering classes to the public, and attending national conventions and workshops.
The mission of Opera NOVA is to promote, foster, sponsor, educate, and develop the understanding, taste and love of opera and its constituent arts throughout our diverse community and across generations.
Peters Alley Theatre Productions
Peters Alley Theatre Productions produce premier quality theater that inspires and entertains audiences. Mentors talented Actors, Directors and Designers by providing opportunities to practice their craft in a nurturing, collaborative and professional environment. Creates an accessible and affordable venue within the community of Arlington County so its residents may experience professional theater as audience members, performers, and technicians.
Potomac Harmony Chorus
Potomac Harmony Chorus teaches the uniquely American art form of four-part harmony-known as barbershop harmony-to women; to encourage continued improvement in the craft through education and competition; and shares our appreciation for barbershop harmony with the general public.
Prio Bangla’s mission of Cultural Exchange is simply the trading and transferring of ideas, customs, beliefs, etc. between cultures. An exchange of students, artists, athletes, etc., between two countries to promote mutual understanding.
(The) Pro Bolivian Committee
The Pro Bolivian Committee initiated its activities in 1987 and was incorporated, as a corporation in 1988 in the State of Virginia It is a non-profit Charitable Organization with a 501-C (3) status. The Pro Bolivian Committee is dedicated to preserve and showcase the Bolivian folkloric and cultural heritage. The Pro Bolivian Committee is a grass roots organization with over 2000 youth members.
Requiebros Spanish Dance Group
Carmen de Vicente’s unique credentials and in-depth knowledge of Spanish Dance make her an exceptional resource for not only beginner and advanced students, who want to master this wonderful art, but for instructors as well.
Sentimiento Peruano USA Dance School
Sentimiento Peruano USA Dance School shares the many dances of Peru, particularly the national dance entitled Marinera Norteña.
Shristee Nrittyangon Inc.
Shristee Nrittyangon Inc. motto is to spread the message of “Peace through Dance.” Our goal is to help young children in need. Additionally, Shristee intends to organize and promote many cultural activities through our cultural exchange program.
Signature Theatre, Inc.
Signature Theatre, located in Arlington’s Shirlington Village attracts 80,000 patrons annually to its bold productions of challenging new and established musicals and plays.
Synetic Theater advances and enriches the theater arts in the Nation’s Capital through its unique performance style, which fuses the classical elements of drama, movement, dance, mime, and music into a distinct form of non-realistic theatre.
Teatro de la Luna
Teatro de la Luna’s mission is to promote Hispanic culture and foster cross-cultural understanding between the Spanish- and English-speaking communities of our region via Spanish-language Theater and bilingual performing arts. We forward our mission by producing plays, by teaching theater workshops for adults and children, by organizing poetry marathons and by producing International Festivals of Hispanic Theater. All of these activities provide opportunities for community dialogue, participation, reflection and support.
UrbanArias is a six-year-old opera company dedicated to producing short, contemporary operas. Everything we produce is 90 minutes in length or shorter; everything we produce was written within the last 40 years. Our mission is to expose Northern Virginia and DC-area audiences to engaging, accessible, entertaining operas, to provide a professional venue at which both established and emerging composers can present their shorter works, and to commission dynamic, engaging new pieces that fit our parameters. In essence we aim to demystify opera and serious music for those who find it too intimidating, and reveal it for the compelling art form that it is.
Vietnamese Cultural Society of Metropolitan Washington
The Vietnamese Cultural Society of Metropolitan Washington (VCSMW) is a not-for profit, cultural society for the exclusive purpose of preserving and promoting Vietnamese culture in the Metropolitan Washington area.
Washington Balalaika Society
The Washington Balalaika Society (WBS) is a community based-orchestra of 55 musicians organized to preserve and perform the rich musical heritage of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern European countries on traditional instruments and in costume. WBS is the largest Russian folk orchestra in North America and our goal is to expand awareness and appreciation of this musical genre by performing for a broad range of audiences in a variety of venues.
Washington Shakespeare Company Avant Bard
Founded in 1990 as Washington Shakespeare Company of Arlington County, WSC Avant Bard is a performing arts organization dedicated to producing classic works, both time-tested and contemporary, emphasizing a provocative, bold approach in an intimate setting, and showcasing the best emerging talent in the region mentored by seasoned, professional theatre artists. Avant Bard’s mission is expressed through its commitment to artistic excellence, collaboration, talent development, and educational and social outreach. Avant Bard strives to ensure that all people can attend performances by keeping basic ticket prices at a modest level and regularly offering more Pay What You Will performances than any other area company.