Developing talent and broadening horizons, one child at a time.
The Dance Institute of Washington is dedicated to: building self-esteem, discipline and the drive for excellence among at-risk children and youth through dance training and arts education; providing professional performance opportunities for dancers; enhancing Washington’s rich cultural diversity.
Mr. Barnes founded the Dance Institute of Washington in 1987 during his summer break from DTH. He wished to give DC youth the opportunities that DTH gave him – to develop talent, confidence and discipline.
Our continued outreach to local communities and at-risk youth can only succeed with support from engaged people like you. Your donations make a real difference and we sincerely thank you for your patronage.