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The Capitol Movement Pre-Professional Company is comprised of versatile, ambitious dancers, ages 11-17, who aspire to build dance into their profession. Under the direction of Nicole Klett, they train at an elite level in hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, tap, and choreography development, preparing for local performances and the next steps in their careers. With access to some of the best choreographers in the business, Pre-Pro shows are unforgettable. The main season runs from July through November each year, culminating in a large professional level production that features the Company. Pre-Pro also perform throughout the winter and spring at a variety of local shows, galas, festivals, and beyond.
On November 22, 2015, the Capitol Movement Pre-Professional Company blew away their nearly sold out crowd with an evening full of talent, versatility, precision, and grace.
2015 marked our 6 year anniversary and to celebrate we kept things fresh. Premiering all brand new, never-before-seen works, sparked by brilliant international and local choreographers, Movement of the People proved that dance is very much alive and thriving in the DMV!
Get the movement in your home – Check out Pre-Pro DVDs and past performances:
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:
2-month installment plan: $450 payment in July and August
3-month installment plan: $300 payment in July, August, and September
We recently asked some of our up-and-coming young dancers why they enjoy CMI. Here are a few of their replies: