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Washington Reflections Auditions Are Here!

Founder & Artistic Director of The Dance Institute of Washington and former principle dancer for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Fabian Barnes, is looking for talented young men and women with a strong passion for dance as well as a technically trained background in Ballet and Modern dance to bring the Washington Reflections to life during the new performance season. Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 4th at 3 p.m.! Dancers are required to R.S.V.P. for the audition; to R.S.V.P. please call (202)-371-9656 or email CRobinson1@danceinstitute.org.

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New Drop-In Dance Classes!

The Dance Institute of Washington is expanding its drop-in dance class lineup and is introducing two NEW dance classes *Drum Roll* Modern African and Contemporary Jazz!

  • We will be offering 1 FREE Modern African dance class on Wednesday May 7th, at 7 p.m.!
  • We will also be offering 1 FREE Contemporary Jazz dance class on Wednesday, May 14th, at 7 p.m.! You don't want to miss out!
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Free Doonya Dance Class!

The Dance Institute of Washington will be offering a FREE Doonya Bollywood workout class On Wednesday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m.! Doonya is a Bollywood-dance inspired workout that works everything from your head to your feet! Don't miss an amazing free dance class!

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Free Hip Hop Class

The Dance Institute of Washington will be offering a FREE Hip Hop dance class next Monday, April 14th at 7 p.m.! In light of Spring Break, the class will be opened up to both adults AND teenagers! If you're looking for a fun and intense way to start your week, stop by DIW and enjoy this free class!

" 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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DIW Is Now Hiring Summer Dance Instructors!

The Dance Institute of Washington is now accepting resumes from dance instructors interested in participating in our Summer 2014 Dance Intensive! Interested Instructors please send your resume as well as a head shot to hperry@danceinstitute.org and cc kpilgrim@danceinstitute.org.

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" Dance Like No One Is Watching... " - Mark Twain

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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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Watch Out For Our Shooting Stars!

Tickets For The Dance Institute of Washington's 2014 Spring Recital, "Shooting Stars", Will Go On Sale On Monday, April 21st!
The Recital Will Be Held On Saturday, May 17th at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus!
We're Striving For A Sold Out Show So Please Make Sure To Get All Of Your Tickets Early!

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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! You can enjoy watching the sunset while at the barre during the evening, look out at the snow fall during the winter, or enjoy the beautiful sunlight during the summer! Come take class at the Dance Institute of Washington today!

Summer 2014 Dance Intensive Click here »
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, May 3rd, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • 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!