Welcome to All the Modern Dances, home of the ACW Dances company!  ACW Dances is a sponsored project by Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) based in New York (since 5/10/13).  To learn more, visit the Support page.

ACW Dances is an emerging modern dance company based in Arlington, VA.  Our mission is to engage with the metro-DC community through performance, workshops, and collaborative projects.  Led by artistic director Abigail Wallace, ACW Dances creates choreography that is highly athletic and daring, revealing human interactions in space and time.

Abigail’s mission as an artist is to engage with the community around her through performance and collaborative projects.  ACW Dances operates on the premise that art needs to be accessible regardless of economic status and that artists should be paid for their time, hard work, and talent.  It is Abigail’s goal to offer at least two free performances yearly, along with one ticketed performance.  Often after a performance audiences are invited to stay for a moderated Q&A discussion based on Liz Lerman’s critical response process.  In this way, ACW Dances is able to connect to the community directly, which furthers communication and understanding, giving the work deeper meaning and context.


AUDITIONS! I am looking for up to three dancers, male and female, to join the ensemble for a small project and performance series over the 2015-16 season. Dancers must be strong in modern, improvisation, and contact improvisation techniques, and have an interest in working collaboratively.

Rehearsals, performances, and pay: we meet every-other Saturday beginning in September, 12-2 pm, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA. There will be two Friday full-company showings, one in November and one in March, at 2700 S. Lang St, Arlington VA. Performances as of now are scheduled for March 27, 2016 and the week of May 2-7, 2016. The project pays $200. If you are interested in this opportunity, please attend rehearsal on 9/19/2015. Be ready to engage in partnering, improvisational exercises, and learning a modern dance phrase. Please contact Abigail at acwdancesco (at) gmail.com for more information and to register for the 9/19/2015 open rehearsal.

Next performance: catch Abigail showing a series of solos at Petworth as part of the Petworth Dance Project on September 12, 2015 (barring rain of course!).

SHOP TO SUPPORT THE COMPANY at Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria, VA, on November 18 from 7-9 PM! It’s easy: you show up and buy some beautiful holiday presents, and the store gives us a percentage of the proceeds. All the dancers will be hanging out at the event, so it’s a great chance to meet us, too!

We were nominated for “Best Dance Company 2014” by Maryland Theatre Review!

Check out “The Interpersonal Underworld” mention on Art Beat!

We were honored by DC Theater Scene with a 5-star rating for our show, which ranked us BEST OF FRINGE 2014!

ACW Dances’ ongoing projects are detailed under the “current projects” heading as information becomes available.  You can find out more about my personal philosophy and dance aesthetic on the “about me” page, as well as the story behind the inception of All the Modern Dances.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this site and engage with my work.  I welcome communication, am open to teaching, choreography, and performance gigs across America and abroad, and collaborations of all kinds.

Follow @ACWDances on Twitter and Instagram, like ACW Dances on Facebook, and visit Fractured Atlas to learn more!

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