Capitol Movement
Capitol Movement Dancers

Pre-Professional Company

A versatile and powerful group, the Capitol Movement Pre-Professional Company is comprised of guys and girls, ages 11-17, who aspire to become professional dancers. Under the direction of Nicole Klett, they train in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and tap, preparing for performances and the next steps in their careers. This program is structured to give dedicated dancers more performance opportunities and accelerated training!

Pre-Professional Company Performances

Movement of the People: Fresh 5
Featuring the Capitol Movement Pre-Professional Company
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7 pm
At Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center (7995 George Ave, Silver Spring, MD)


As we celebrate our 5 year anniversary, we will take a new leap and perform only premiere work during this year’s Movement of the People: Fresh 5. Enjoy an evening of never before seen choreography, sparked by brilliant international and local choreographers, in an electrifying display of versatility and sheer talent. This cast will AMAZE!

With access to some of the best choreographers in the DC area as well as international celebrity choreographers, Pre-Pro shows are unforgettable. Their full evening production is held in November each season, and never disappoints! Special choreographers for 2014 include DuJuan “DJ” Smart and Brittany Fegans - nationally acclaimed artisans, and local talents including Emma Bradley, Nicole Klett, Becca Nelson, Shontal Snider, Danielle Harris, and more.

Get the movement in your home – Check out Pre-Pro DVDs and past performances:

Proving that dance is alive in DC, our talented young dancers have performed throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia at special events including:

Capitol Movement Dancers
  • Cherry Blossom Festival Family Days 2014
  • VelocityDC Dance Festival 2013 – on the main stage of Sidney Harman Hall
  • Capitol Movement Project Guest Performance at the Kennedy Center
  • Metro DC Dances at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre
  • DC Dance Festival
  • DC Hip Hop Festival
  • Jazz and Tap Festival

Participation Requirements
Training and Classes

Most of the dancers in this company train with CMI in addition to other studios, high school dance programs, dance teams, etc. Pre-Professional Company members must take 7 classes per month; at least 2 of which must be at the Capitol Movement Studio. A variety of styles are offered weekly on Friday nights. View the studio schedule here. In addition to the weekly classes, dancers will rehearse with select choreographers for repertoire pieces on Saturday afternoons and evenings, and some Sunday afternoons.


The Pre-Professional Company rehearses six months out of the year - July through December. Fees are collected in two- or three-month installments between July and September. These fees cover the full six months of the Program, including:

  • Weekly classes at Capitol Movement Studio – covers up to eight classes per month, for six months (up to $720 value!)
  • Multiple performance opportunities at local events such as the DC Hip Hop Festival, Jazz and Tap Festival, Metro DC Dances, Basketball Gala, and others
  • Rehearsals with highly acclaimed instructors to prepare for commissioned projects
  • Performance featuring the Pre-Professional Company at a local Theatre in November 2013 (covers costumes and theatre fees)
  • The opportunity to audition for pieces in the Annual Capitol Movement Project, which features the Capitol Movement Adult Dance Company

2-month installment plan:   $450 payment in July and August

3-month installment plan:   $300 payment in July, August, and September

*Financial assistance is available to dancers in need of aid. For more information, contact the
Director of the Pre-Professional Company, Nicole Klett or view our Scholarship information.
Why CMI?

We recently asked some of our up-and-coming young dancers why they enjoy CMI. Here are a few of their replies:

  • "I have been a member of Capitol Movement since the beginning and not only have I grown as a dancer, but as a person. I love CMI, it's a part of my life"
  • "I love CMI! It provides me with opportunities to further my dance experience and improve my skills as a dancer."
  • "[I dance with CMI] to maintain the styles of dance that I know, with instruction from great teachers, and to become more of a well rounded dancer."
  • "This company has given me lots of opportunities and chances to dance with some of the best in the DC area."
  • "My dream is to attend Julliard and just dancing as a competition style dancer doesn't allow me to be as versatile as I should be as a dancer."
  • "CMI made it evident that they truly are a beneficial dance institution because I felt as if my technique grew tremendously just over the year I have been in the Pre-Professional Company."
  • "From the videos I have seen on You Tube of Capitol Movement, I believe that this company will supply me with the dance education that I deeply desire."
  • "Capitol Movement is where my heart is, this company is part of the reason I am who I am today."
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