CMI Kidz

CMI Kidz brings together aspiring young dancers, ages 5-12, who have a love for dance but may or may not have prior dance training. Weekly classes offer the chance for kids to stay healthy and active while engaging and challenging their young minds with new movements and choreography. Additionally, classes and performance opportunities build their confidence in their daily lives as well as on stage. Under the direction of Taylor Hawkins and Vihky Smith, the CMI Kidz program offers training mostly in the style of hip-hop with additional opportunities to learn fundamental dance technique.

See what the kids have to say about what the CMI Kidz Program means to them.

CMI Kidz – Dexter Video
CMI Kidz – Max & Cam Video
CMI Kidz – Khloe


Upcoming Season

October 2021 – May 2022

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of all of our dancers and faculty, the 2021-2022 CMI Kidz season will require us to follow DC health guidelines.  This currently states wearing masks indoors.

  • October 1, 2021: In-Person Auditions
    • If your child is unable to audition in person please email
  • Weekly Classes/Rehearsals Every Friday and some Saturdays
    • October 2021 – May 2022: Classes and rehearsal will be held at Capitol Hill Sport & Health at 315 G St, SE on Fridays from 6:30-8:30 PM
    • October – March 2022 will require some Saturdays from 1-4 PM to prepare pieces for our concert March 4-5, 2022 Thus far October 2 and 16th at CHAW will be held on Saturdays
  • March 4-5, 2022: Concert at Capital Turnaround Theatre in DC
    • (Full day during school hours on March 4th for Free Day of Dance Concert for DC Public Schools and Concert Saturday evening March 5th)
  • April 2022: Cherry Blossom Festival Performances
  • Additional Performance Opportunities as announced
  • Photo shoot one weekend as well for the entire company- date TBA


Company Member Benefits

  • 8 months of weekly Friday night classes with specialized training and choreography 
  • Performance opportunities throughout the season
  • Exclusive workshops with local artists
  • A CMI Kidz-branded company jacket


Program Costs

  • Tuition: $600
    • Payment plan available with 4 installments:
      1st Payment due by November 19
      2nd Payment due by December 10
      3rd Payment due by January 14
      4th Payment due by February 11
  • Uniform Fees: $90
    • Due by October 2nd at Saturday Rehearsal
    • Returning members may order individual pieces, if necessary.

*Financial assistance is available to dancers in need of aid.