Bowen McCauley Dance

WISH LIST: $100: 4 pairs of ballet shoes; $500: 1 full rehearsal day for the professional company; $1000: 2 mini-performances for students in an outreach program

Founded in 1996 by dancer, teacher, and choreographer Lucy Bowen McCauley, whose dual training in music and dance is the hallmark of her choreography, BMDC is known for its live music, talented corps of dancers, and the intense musicality of its artistic director and founder. Through performances, workshops, and community outreach, BMDC energizes audiences with its signature style and introduces people of all ages to the joy of dance. The Company offers Spanish/English residencies, master classes, workshops, and performances to over 12,000 youths, seniors, and people with disabilities – including free weekly dance classes, in collaboration with the Parkinson Foundation, to people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners in Virginia and Maryland; a free, year-long dance residency to majority-minority students at Kenmore Middle School; and free daytime concerts and instruction to entire Arlington public school populations. Winner of numerous honors and awards, Bowen McCauley’s work has been called “courageous and well-crafted” by the Washington Post, which also describes the group as one of the area’s “premier” dance companies. Your spirited participation is invited!