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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!
At Capitol Movement Studio (located in Results, the Gym, 315 G St, SE, Washington DC)
$20 registration fee
*Please note - if accepted into the Company, rehearsals begin the very next day, Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 pm and continue every Saturday through the summer and fall.
With access to some of the best choreographers in the DC area as well as international celebrity choreographers, Pre-Pro shows are unforgettable. Previous guest choreographers include WilldaBeast Adams, Brittany Fegans and DJ Smart, Joshua Allen, Emma Bradley, and beyond… Who will surprise us in 2015?!
On November 22, 2014, the Capitol Movement Pre-Professional Company blew away their nearly sold out crowd with an evening full of talent, versatility, precision, and grace. 2014 marked our 5 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: