In recent years, Dupont Circle has been elevated beyond its workaday identity as an all-purpose hangout and meeting spot to something a little more organized. In the winter, a loose collective of groups puts on a massive snowball fight. Today, the same folks—along with Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets—have pulled together a massive dance party peppered with a handful of kooky local dance groups like Hoop Dance D.C. and Northern Virginia’s Calico Cloggers. Today, troupes will perform and instruct attendees for a straight six hours—assuming the weather plays nice. This Dance in the Circle is a rain date for the original April 21 event. If this one is rained out, too, we’ll just have to wait till fall to get our public hula-hoop on.
“Dance in the Circle” runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dupont Circle, Connecticut Avenue and Dupont Circle NW. Free and open to the public. danceinthecircle.org.