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 explore 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.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They 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 They 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

2014 County Executive’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities - Education Award
2014 Individual Artist Award for Choreography from the MD State Arts Council
2014 Individual Artist Award for Choreography from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) 2013 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
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Budget (FY2014)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for ClancyWorks Dance Company is: Less than $500k

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