Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




As an administrative intern at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD I had the opportunity to study this organization in a transitional phase following the departure of its founder Liz Lerman. I worked with Dance Exchange from September 6th, 2012 to December 16th, 2012. During that time I updated their media and donor lists, social media outlets, maintained the social media outlets, and assisted in the planning and execution of their HOME events, among other tasks. This paper will serve as an organizational analysis of Dance Exchange. Following this analysis, I will offer suggestions on how Dance Exchange might proceed so as to best benefit the organization and help them continue to be a presence in the field of modern dance.


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