The Dance Institute of Washington



Biography

As an extension of the Kennedy Center's Dance Theatre of Harlem Community Residency (DTH Residency) program, the Center sponsored a local summer dance program at the Dance Institute of Washington. The five-week summer dance program included classes in ballet technique, pas de deux, jazz, and character; and also offered seminars related to dance. Fabian Barnes, Founding Director of the Dance Institute of Washington and a former principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), and Deane Anderson, a former dancer with DTH, were instructors for the Summer Dance Program. In addition, Kellye Gordon-Sanders, principal dancer with DTH, taught a one-week technique class. The summer dance program culminates in a performance by the students on Friday, August 11, 2000, on the Millennium Stage. Participants in the program are students who participated in Phase II of the 1999/2000 Kennedy Center's DTH Residency.

The Dance Institute of Washington is dedicated to:


~ building self-esteem, discipline and a drive for excellence among at-risk children and youth through dance training and arts education;
~ providing professional performance opportunities for dance students, and
~ enhancing Washington's rich cultural diversity.

The DTH Residency is a ballet training program that provides audition master classes, training, lecture/demonstrations, performance and scholarship opportunities annually for approximately 175 young people ages 7 to 18 who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Watch Past Performances

Video 8/11/2000: The Dance Institute of Washington and The Kennedy Center/Dance Theatre of Harlem Community Residency Program

Dance Institute of Washington presents the culminating performance of the Kennedy Center/Dance Theatre of Harlem Community Residency Program.

Video 8/6/1999: The Dance Institute of Washington

The Dance Institute of Washington presents a performance of movement and form.

The Dance Institute of Washington