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The Summertime Has Never Looked This Good

We've Added Two New Classes To Our Community Dance Program; Step Dance & African Dance! Our Summer Intensive Program Is Also Packed With Amazing Classes, New Professional Dance Instructors, And More Performance Opportunities!

Call (202)-371-9656 Today Or Visit Us In The Heart Of Columbia Heights At 3400 14th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20010!Call (202)-371-9656 Today Or Visit Us In The Heart Of Columbia Heights At 3400 14th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20010!

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Registration For The Fall Is Now Available!

The Dance Institute of Washington is now enrolling students for our Fall 2014/Spring 2015 semester! Registration is now available for Pre-Dance, The Ballet Series, Community Dance, Junior Youth Ensemble, and the Pre-Professional Dance Program! For more information, click here!

" To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. " - Agnes de Mille

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Our Mission

Is to build self-esteem, discipline, and the drive for excellence among at-risk children and youth through dance training and arts education. We strive to provide professional performance opportunities to all dancers, and enhance Washington's rich cultural diversity.

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" To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. " - Agnes de Mille

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Dance Lives In The Heart Of Columbia Heights!

The Dance Institute of Washington provides dancers with a state of the art rehearsal/performance space and is located in the heart of Columbia Heights, with Ruby Tuesday, Target, Chipotle, Marshalls, and many more great shopping and eating spots all within a short walking distance!

While in the Dance Institute of Washington's studios, you can enjoy watching the sunset while at the barre in the evening, look at the snow fall during the winter, or enjoy the view of a vibrant neighborhood setting that Columbia Heights provides on daily basis!

Come take class at the Dance Institute of Washington today!

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The Dance Institute of Washington's Youth Step Ensemble Wants You!

The Dance Institute of Washington's Community Step Ensemble is now officially underway! As we move forward with rehearsals and grow as an ensemble, we invite more young men and women with a passion for Stepping to join! The Youth Step Ensemble is an extension of the Dance Institute of Washington's Community Dance Program and we are encouraging dancers/steppers ages 8-17 to join the DIW family!

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Contact Information
The Dance Institute of Washington is located
conveniently near the Columbia Heights station!
3400 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-371-9656
Summer 2014 Dance Intensive Auditions:
  • Saturday, June 7th, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 21st, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 28th, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m.

Dancers between the ages of 11-21 are encouraged to audition! Please arrive half an hour early to register and receive your audition #.

The Washington Reflections Professional Dance Company:

  • Sunday, May 4th, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

Talented young men and women between the ages of 18 to 25 with a strong passion for dance as well as a technically trained background in Ballet and Modern dance are encouraged to audition!

Next, on the "Auditions" page, which is accessed by scrolling over the "Special Events" tab and clicking "Auditions", the following language regarding the Washington Reflections should be featured and replace the language underneath the "Washington Reflections Professional Dance Company" title. Language is below:

  • Sunday, May 4th, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

Talented young men and women between the ages of 18 to 25 with a strong passion for dance as well as a technically trained background in Ballet and Modern dance are encouraged to audition!