Capitol Movement
Community and Events

Community & Events

Since its inception, CMI has worked with many community organizations to fulfill its mission to build better lives through dance. CMI currently partners with DC Public Schools, Horizons at the Maret School, the Dance Institute of Washington, Dance Metro DC, the WNBA Washington Mystics, the NBA Washington Wizards, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's office, and the Maya Angelou Foundation. Students in each of our outreach programs take part in ongoing dance instruction, which culminates in a performance for family and friends. During this time, students are exposed to many forms of dance, including hip hop, jazz, modern, and contemporary. They learn basic steps and practice a specially choreographed routine for their mini performance. Some students will even get to perform for an audience of 500+ peers at the Capitol Movement Project during our annual "Free Day of Dance" program and/or on the basketball court in front of up to 18,000 fans during an NBA or WNBA game.

The lessons learned in classes and rehearsals reach far beyond the new steps and tricks dancers encounter, regardless of the dancer's age. Our dance programs build confidence, stress teamwork, teach commitment and discipline, and open doors to dreams.

Capitol Movement Events Calendar

At Capitol Movement, Inc. (CMI) it is our mission to build better lives through dance. CMI offers studio classes, workshops, conventions, and dance concerts as well as guest performances and partnerships with other area organizations.

Please visit this calendar often - we are continually updating it with all of the "Latest Movements"!

Date/Time Event Place Description
July 7, 2017
6:30 pm-9:15 pm
Pre-Professional Company Audition Capitol Movement Studio
Located in Sport & Health, Capitol Hill,
315 G St, SE, Washington, DC
For the serious aspiring dancer looking to accelerate their training and performance opportunities.

Elevate your dancing to the next level! With access to some of the best instructors in the area, along with guest choreographers who are nationally celebrated, Company dancers trains at an elite level in preparation for thriving careers in dance. Previous choreographers have included: WilldaBeast, Laura Edwards, DuJuan “DJ” Smart,Jr. Kassidy Bright, Joshua Allen, and many, many more.

Please note: Results will be announced immediately after auditions and rehearsals begin the very next day, Saturday, July 8 and continue every weekend through November 2017. If a dancer is selected for the company a parent must also attend a mandatory meeting during the afternoon of Saturday, July 8, preceding rehearsal.

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July 21, 2017
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Lauren Garret
Fusion Workshop
Capitol Movement Studio
Located in Sport & Health, Capitol Hill,
315 G St, SE, Washington, DC
Lauren has been a faculty member at Intrigue Dance Intensive for 6 seasons. Most recently, she performed in an episode of “Atlanta” on FX produced by Donald Glover. Previously she had the opportunity to work with one of her childhood idols, Matt Cady (America’s Best Dance Crew, Madonna, So You Think You Can Dance Poland) and went on to become his full-time assistant. Lauren traveled and worked with Matt on many different jobs all over the U.S. and Canada, and performed his choreography as a solo at Carnival Choreographer’s Ball and the Fanny Pak Release Party. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA, where she continues to perform professionally and travels to share her passion with dancers all over the nation.
$25 CMI Company Member
$30 Non-CMI Member

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September 15, 2017
6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Auditions for Capitol Movement Dance Company Capitol Movement Studio
Located in Sport & Health, Capitol Hill,
315 G St, SE, Washington, DC
A regularly sought after, versatile and crowd pleasing group, Capitol Movement Dance Company members have toured overseas for "Freedom Tours" partnered with Armed Forces Entertainment, performed for the unveiling of the new Ferrari F12berlinetta, appeared throughout the DC area as features and guests of dance productions, and taught a multitude of classes to all ages, levels, and socioeconomic ranges. Once in the company, dancers are required to attend two monthly classes at Capitol Movement Studio on Friday nights and rehearse on most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to prepare for Capitol Movement events and special external guest performances.

Audition Schedule
6:30-7:30 pm Hip Hop ($17)
7:30-9:00 pm contemporary/jazz ($17)
$30 to do both auditions

Although not required, dancers are encouraged to attend both auditions.

**Please note – decisions will be announced immediately following auditions. Dancers selected for the Company should be prepared to stay for a welcome greeting from 9-10 pm.

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