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A versatile and powerful group, the Capitol Movement Pre-Professional Company is comprised of guys and girls, ages 11-17, who aspire to become professional dancers. Under the direction of Nicole Klett, they train in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and tap, preparing for performances and the next steps in their careers. This program is structured to give dedicated dancers more performance opportunities and accelerated training!
So much more than your average youth show, Movement of the People packs a powerful punch into one explosive evening. In a demonstration of astounding versatility, Pre-Professional Company dancers showcase their talents in hip hop, contemporary, modern, jazz, and tap, premiering new works by Stephanie Jojokian, Nicole Klett, Shontal Snider, Marcellus Borland, Danielle Harris, and Ashley Clausnitzer. Special treats include choreography by international hip hop artist – Will “WilldaBeast” Adams, and nationally acclaimed artisans – DuJuan “DJ” Smart and Brittany Fegans, who have all toured the world spreading their love for dance.
With access to some of the best choreographers in the DC area as well as international celebrity choreographers, Pre-Pro shows are unforgettable. Their full evening production is held in November each season, and never disappoints! Get the movement in your home – Check out Pre-Pro DVDs!
Proving that dance is alive in DC, our talented young dancers have performed throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia at special events including:
Most of the dancers in this company train with CMI in addition to other studios, high school dance programs, dance teams, etc. Pre-Professional Company members must take 7 classes per month; at least 2 of which must be at the Capitol Movement Studio. A variety of styles are offered weekly on Friday nights. View the studio schedule here. In addition to the weekly classes, dancers will rehearse with select choreographers for repertoire pieces on Saturday afternoons and evenings, and some Sunday afternoons.
The Pre-Professional Company rehearses six months out of the year - July through December. Fees are collected in two- or three-month installments between July and September. These fees cover the full six months of the Program, including:
2-month installment plan: $375 payment in July and August
3-month installment plan: $250 payment in July, August, and September
We recently asked some of our up-and-coming young dancers why they enjoy CMI. Here are a few of their replies: