National Water Dance 2020

Credit: Cecily Davis

Dancing For Our Lives

April 18, 2020
Chattahoochee River, Paces Mill (permit pending)

DanceATL will be performing on the Chattahoochee River as part of National Water Dance 2020.

“National Water Dance is first and foremost a Movement Choir—a collective body of dancers and movers physically engaged in drawing attention to and action on water issues. For 2020 our focus is on the climate crisis.

We believe in the power of dance as a means to somatic empathy—Dance speaks to the physical connection we have with ourselves as ecological systems existing in community with all other systems. We understand that in order to save the Earth we must first recognize that we are in interdependence with all living things. National Water Dance is creating a community of dancers that reestablishes our connection with each other.”

All dancers are welcome to participate, meaning all levels, styles, and ages are accepted! Dancers who attend rehearsal are welcome to choreograph sections of the work. Please note the rehearsal schedule below.
If you plan on dancing with us, please join our Facebook group for updates.

Volunteers are needed to help with coordination, event set-up and strike, and live streaming the performance. Please email with your interest.

Community Partners:
Volunteers from League of Women Voters Georgia will assist with voter registration.
A representative from Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will facilitate a dialogue about the challenges the Chattahoochee River experiences.
Druid Hills Dance Center has graciously donated rehearsal space.
If you would like to contribute to DanceATL’s performance, please email Jacque Pritz at

Rehearsal Schedule

Come to one rehearsal, or come to all!

At Druid Hills Dance Center: 3334 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Decatur, GA 30033

Optional (and highly encouraged) rehearsals:

Sunday, March 1 at 10:30am-12pm
Sunday, March 22 at 10:30am-12pm
Sunday, March 29 at 10:30am-12pm
Friday, April 17 at 6:30-8:30pm

Mandatory rehearsal:

Mandatory dress rehearsal at 2pm onsite Paces Mill location
Performance at 4pm onsite Paces Mill location

Rehearsal clip to opening gesture phrase
Rehearsal clip to closing gesture phrase