ClancyWorks Dance Company reaches thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds, bringing high-quality dance performances and programs to the DC metropolitan area. Its modern dance ensemble performs for audiences at school assemblies and senior citizen centers, and on local, national, and international stages.

In the Arts in Education program, students learn that creative movement can help them solve conflicts, learn respect and tolerance, achieve common goals – and even get better grades. Need to tackle astronomy concepts? A dance-integrated curriculum gets kids connecting their movements to the workings of our solar system. Want to dismantle bullying and racism? Physical expression helps unlock complex emotions.

Last year alone, ClancyWorks offered 57 educational programs, primarily in Montgomery County schools that serve low-income students. It also runs programs for dancers young and old in recreation departments and retirement communities, and provides professional training to arts instructors from the DC area and beyond. Dance knows no boundaries: you can help ClancyWorks take its next leap.

Areas & Constituents Served:

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where We Operate: DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 5; MD-Statewide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George’s County; VA-Fairfax County; Washington Northeast; Downtown / Logan Circle; Germantown; Gaithersburg; Montgomery Village; Rockville; Aspen Hill; Wheaton; Silver Spring; College Park; Baltimore; Catonsville; Oaklee; Hagerstown; Belle View / Groveton

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students

Schools We’ve Work In: Shepherdstown ES; Bancroft ES; Barbara Ingram School for the Arts; Cleveland ES; Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. ES ; Deep Creek MS; Emeritus at Potomac; Fountaindale ES; Friends Community School; Gaithersburg ES; Guilford Elementary MS; Lansdowne HS; A. Mario Loiederman MS; Moravia Park ES; Neelsville MS; Our Lady of Victory School; Payne ES; Springbrook HS; Stedwick ES; Viers Mill ES; Washington Grove ES; Watkins Mill HS; West Potomac HS; Western Heights MS; Argyle MS; Forest Oak MS; Montgomery Village MS; Montgomery Blair MS; Wheaton HS; Patapsco HS; West Springfield ES

Awards & Recognition:

  • 2016 TEDxMidAtlantic Speaker on Academic Achievement & Dance Education
  • 2015 Education Awards from Montgomery County Executive Committee
  • 2014 National Dance Education Organization’s (NDEO) Teacher of The Year Award
  • 2014 County Executive’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities – Education Award
  • 2014 Individual Artist Award for Choreography, Maryland State Arts Council
  • 2014 Individual Artist Award for Choreography, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County
  • 2013 NDEO Outstanding Dance Educator of the Year Award
  • “Spotlight-grabbing moves with fabulous partnering.” — Los Angeles Times
  • “Enter Clancy world. It’s an endless pas de deux, trios, quatre, cinq and six conjured up in mists and shadows by wizard of invention Adrienne Clancy. Dancers project an enchanting quality of selflessness …a tour de force of unpredictable partnering” — Washington Post
  • “Exciting and vibrant piece of dance architecture…fresh combinations constantly appealing to the eye.” — Albuquerque Journal

Dance is a powerful force for positive change in our world.
Whether with audiences in live performance, with students in schools, universities and afterschool programs, or  in workshops for dance educators, public school teachers, seniors and many other groups, the members of ClancyWorks Dance Company engage with each individual to shift perceptions, build community and bring about positive social action through the artistry of dance.
Thank you for joining us in pursuit of our mission!

Donate online today by clicking the “GIVELOCAL Together” above 
Or, mail your contributions to:

ClancyWorks Dance Company
PO Box 3111
Silver Spring, MD 20918


Dance Educator's Training Institute

DETI is Going Virtual!

Our annual Dance Educator's Training Institute (DETI) is scheduled to take place August 17-19, 2020.

This year, we've decided to take DETI online, due to COVID-19.

While we are saddened not to be able to hold DETI in person, we are excited to welcome people from around the world, who might not otherwise be able to join us! We will have more information about DETI Online in the coming days.

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