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Featuring: Dance for PD​® Certified Teacher Lucy Bowen McCauley

Lucy Bowen McCauley is the Artistic Director, choreographer, and creative energy behind Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC). Since founding the company in 1996, she has created over 100 works ranging from lyrical ballets to highly physical contemporary pieces set to rock music. Her choreography offers an unconventional array of genres and blends balletic lines, quirky gestures, and modern dance’s earthiness. Her work explores the interplay between music, dance, and drama. Washingtonian Magazine named her among those “who have helped transform Washington into one of the nation’s liveliest centers in performing arts.”

A dancer since childhood, Lucy’s early training at the Jordan School of Music & Dance in Indianapolis, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Traverse City, Michigan, provided her with a profound appreciation for both music and musicians that is so striking in her work. At age 18, she accepted a scholarship to the Joffrey School in New York City where she performed with the Joffrey Concert Group.

She also danced with the Maryland Ballet, the Virginia State Ballet, DC Contemporary Dance Theatre and Daniel West Dancers, and was a founding member of Eric Hampton Dance. She pioneered a unique stretch technique 30 years ago, Bowen McCauley Stretch, which has been featured in USA Today, Dance Teacher, and The Washington Post. Lucy currently serves on the industry’s trade association, Dance/USA – National Leadership Council for Dance. Past board service includes the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Arlington Economic Development Commission.

Throughout her career, Lucy has received numerous awards and recognition for her excellence in dance. Most recently, she has been honored with the Woman of Vision Award from the Commission on the Status of Women, the prestigious Pola Nirenska Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and the Lifetime Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance Education. Lucy has received the Alumni Path of Inspiration Award from the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the STAR Award for Artistic Excellence from the Arlington Commission for the Arts. She is a recipient of the Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington from the American Association of University Women and the James B. Hunter III Arlington Community Hero Award, which recognizes people who make an ongoing difference in the Arlington community.

Lucy is an active member of Dance/USA and just recently appointed the Inaugural Chair of the National Leadership Council for Dance. Past Board service includes the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Arlington Economic Dev. Commission.

BMDC has been offering free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease in multiple locations since 2009 and is the only Dance for PD licensed affiliate in the DC metro area. Lucy has also been teaching her unique and kinesthetic stretch technique for over 30 years to athletes and non-athletes alike. Bowen McCauley Stretch incorporates a series of continuous and static movement along with deep breathing to reduce stress, increase mobility and offer over all improved well being.


Bowen McCauley Dance Company’s Dance for PD programming is currently offered online, through live classes and on-demand videos. Please click here for more information about live classes. For on-demand classes, click here.

Silver Spring |

Dance for PD®
Tuesdays 2:45-4:00 PM
Drop-ins welcome
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: Bowen McCauley Dance Company
Lead teacher: Lucy Bowen McCauley
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Improvisation, Ballroom, and Choreography from BMD Repertoire

Maryland Youth Ballet
926 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD

For more information: Visit the MYB website

Baltimore (T)

Dance for PD®
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Drop-ins welcome

Sponsoring organization: Bowen McCauley Dance Company
Lead teacher: Ellen Talles

Todd Dance Studio in the Decker Sports and Recreation Building
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd,
Baltimore, MD 21204

For more information: contact Ellen Talles by email or phone at (410) 878-7164

Chevy Chase (T)

Music & Movement
Wednesdays, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Lively creative class open to all adults that combines singing and dancing, featuring material drawn from Broadway show tunes and popular songs.
Introductory class free; registration and fee required for multi-week sessions; drop-in fee $20 per class; no fee for family members and care
partners. Fee reductions are available for those with financial need.

Sponsoring organization: Chevy Chase at Home
Lead teachers: Robert Sacheli (dance), Roy Barber (music)

Chevy Chase Village Hall
5906 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

For information: Visit; email; or call 301-657- 3115.

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