By Punch Pulse Correspondent Lindsey Clark
I am not ashamed to admit that I have seen all four of the Step Up movies (some of them more than one time), and that I am an avid watcher of So You Think You Can Dance. I l-o-v-e to watch people dance (since I cannot, in fact, actually dance myself), and for that reason I’m very excited about this Saturday’s dance performance at Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park. Hosted by Culture Shock, D.C., the East Coast Dance Concert will feature performances by their professional and youth teams, as well as several international dance teams, and the event will celebrate Culture Shock’s 10 Year Anniversary. And just in case you’re strapped for cash this weekend, the event is free, open to the public, and doesn’t require any tickets!Â If you fancy yourself a dancer or aspire to be one, Culture Shock will also be hosting workshops – open to every level – the following day at Dansez Dansez Studio in Bethesda.Â And, in true Step Up style, the workshops will culminate in a freestyle dance battle – and what could be better than a dance battle?Â NOTHING.Â That is what.
Culture Shock Inc. is a professional dance company and non-profit organization that focuses on youth outreach – their mission is to empowerÂ their participants through the positivity of music and dance.Â The event begins with a pre-show at 6pm, and the performance starts at 7:30.Â The Carter Barron Amphitheatre is located in Rock Creek Park at 16th and Colorado NW.Â For more information on Culture Shock, D.C., and the performance event and workshops, visit cultureshockdc.org.
As the Punch Premiere Correspondent, Lindsey covers all things film and theater related. When not writing for Pamela’s Punch, Lindsey serves as an Executive Assistant at the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (www.pcah.gov). Aside from writing and seeing as much theater as possible, Lindsey enjoys the arts, live music, spending QT with her dog, Lincoln, and being little sister to fellow Punch Correspondant Niki Clark. Follow her on twitter @lindseykayclark. Contact Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.