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.
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.Watch Video!
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.Watch Video!
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!Watch Video!
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.
School & Conservatory
Providing high-level dance training including an intensive pre-professional program that prepares young dancers for professional careers
CityDance Community Programs bring the vision and energy of dance and movement to students and schools in Washington, D.C. and throughout our region.