Developing talent and broadening horizons, one child at a time.

Our Mission

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.
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Three Blocks from Columbia Heights Metro Station

The Dance Institute of Washington
3400 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Fabian Barnes - Founder

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.  
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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.
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