DIW Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence

We want the community to know that while we celebrate 30 years of excellence, DIW continues to uphold Fabian's visionary mission: namely, that all youth and families have equal access to classical ballet and diverse dance; and that the African American experience is celebrated through high quality art works from both local and visiting artists, students and professionals alike. We recognize that forming partnerships with businesses would strengthen DIW's ties to its community and we are excited to share some of our ideas on taking the organization to the next level. 
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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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The Dance Institute of Washington
3400 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20010
202.371.9656
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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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