• Presenting Today's Best Dance Presenting Today's Best Dance

    Presenting Today's Best Dance

    In addition to bringing the highest caliber dance to local stages through the OnStage series,  CityDance believes it’s critical to help students build a bridge to the professional world. The companies in OnStage participate in residencies at the school. Watch the video below to see Dance Theatre of Harlem in Residence.

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  • Training Tomorrow's Professionals Training Tomorrow's Professionals

    Training Tomorrow's Professionals

    CityDance School & Conservatory students work with professional artists from around the world and learn a wide range of genres, all of which is rooted in a strong Vaganova ballet base. Listen to CityDance Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler discuss her curriculum and why Vaganova is such an essential element in the Ballet Video below.

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  • Teaching In Our Communities Teaching In Our Communities

    Teaching In Our Communities

    CityDance reaches into the community, providing programming at over 25 sites across the DC-metro region, free performances to over 5,000 students each year; in-school and after-school programs to 500 students every week; and camps to over 400 students every summer. Check out the video below to see students from the flagship DREAM program dancing up a storm at their annual Washington Wizards halftime performance!

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CityDance OnStage

CityDance OnStage presents national and international companies at the region’s most prestigious performance venues; supports emerging choreographers, local and beyond; and provides unparalleled opportunities for our students to work and perform with professional artists.

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School & Conservatory

Providing high-level dance training including an intensive pre-professional program that prepares young dancers for professional careers

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Community Programs

CityDance Community Programs bring the vision and energy of dance and movement to students and schools in Washington, D.C. and throughout our region.

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Studio Theater

The CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore is our 125-seat black box performance space.

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Oct 9-11: VelocityDC Dance Festival returns for its sixth year! CityDance's Conservatory dancers and OnStage Ignite artists light up the stage, joining an all-star lineup from across the region.

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We are excited that CityDance Conservatory Alumnus Kevin Pajarillaga is coming back to perform in the CityDance faculty artists’ show “Fresh Visions” this Saturday. Kevin taught hip-hop during...

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The mission of CityDance is to advance the art of professional dance performance and education in the Washington area by reaching out to the community, into the studio and onto the professional stage.