Capitol Movement
Capitol Movement Dancers

Partnership & Outreach Opportunities

As CMI strives to build better lives through dance, we are continuously looking for supporters and partners in our mission. Currently CMI partners with:

  • DC Public Schools
  • Horizons at the Maret School
  • The Dance Institute of Washington
  • Dance/Metro DC
  • The NBA Washington Wizards
  • The WNBA Washington Mystics
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Homes Norton's Office
  • The Maya Angelou Foundation

DC Public Schools works with CMI to provide free dance programming to DC students for the entire school year in order to build self-esteem, improve fitness levels, and teach self-discipline. This partnership allows us to reach children between the ages of 4 and 14 at schools and recreation centers in multiple Wards of the District.

Horizons at Maret is one of 14 affiliates of the National Horizons Student Enrichment Program, based in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the only Horizons program in the Washington, DC. area. Horizons at Maret aims to prevent a summer decline in academic retention, foster a love of learning, bolster academic achievement, and improve school attendance. CMI plays a key role in the Horizons program by introducing children to dance through classes and performances over a five-week period during the summer.

See information about our Capitol Kidz to learn about our work with the NBA Washington Wizards and WNBA Washington Mystics.

Recent Achievements

  • From 2007-2010, CMI welcomed over 3,000 DC public school students and 100 senior citizens to the Lincoln Theater and the Lisner Auditorium during the "Free Day of Dance".
  • Since 2006, over 600 children, in all Wards of the District of Columbia, ages 4-17, have participated in CMI dance camp programming at Horizon's at the Maret School, DCPR's Discovery Camps, and DCPS' Out of School Time after-school programs and summer camps.
  • Preliminary results from a Yale University study of Horizons programs indicate a measurable impact: measures of motivation for learning among Horizons students around the country have shown statistically significant improvement.
  • To date, 11 dancers have received monetary scholarships to study at elite training programs across the country and 60 dancers have received scholarship tuition to participate in CMI Companies and events.
  • In 2007, 16 year-old Latonya Swann was granted a $700 award to pursue technical training in ballet at the Dance Institute of Washington. Latonya quickly emerged as a star, performing with the CMI Pre-Professional Company, training through CMI classes and workshops, and instructing two different CMI Summer Camps. Most recently Latonya wowed the world on BET's Born to Dance, beating out hundreds of ambitious dancers and winning the entire contest.

Make an Impact with CMI

Are you interested in building better lives through dance? We'd like to hear from you! No group is too small or idea too large. Tell us about your thoughts on partnership potential and let's make an even bigger impact together.

Contact Amber Yancey