The Capitol Movement Pre-Professional Company is comprised of versatile dancers, ages 11-17, who aspire to become professional dancers. Under the direction of Nicole Klett, they train in hip hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and tap, preparing for performances and the next steps in their careers. Proving that dance is alive in DC, our talented young dancers continually captivate packed crowds with energy, charisma, power, and sheer talent.
Hot off a third season, the Pre-Professional Company continues to pack a powerful punch into their performance. In a demonstration of astounding versatility, the CMI Pre-Pro wowed a full house on November 17, 2012 during their 3rd Annual Movement of the People Dance Concert. Get the movement in your home – Check out Pre-Pro DVDs!
Next up? Auditions for the Company are scheduled for July 12, 2013 and rehearsals kick off the very next day. The 4th Annual Movement of the People Dance Concert will go down in November 2013…
Past Pre-Professional Performances
Proving that dance is alive in DC, our talented young dancers have performed throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia at special events including:
Movement of the People Dance Concert - November 12, 2011
Capitol Movement Project Guest Performance at the Kennedy Center
9th Annual Metro DC Dances at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre
DC Dance Festival
Children's Charities Foundation Annual "Basket Ball Gala"
Pre-Professional Company members must take seven classes per month; at least two 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 Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons and evenings, and 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:
Weekly classes at Capitol Movement Studio – covers up to eight classes per month, for six months (up to $720 value!)
Multiple performance opportunities at local events such as the DC Hip Hop Festival, Jazz and Tap Festival, Metro DC Dances, Basketball Gala, and others
Rehearsals with highly acclaimed instructors to prepare for commissioned projects
Performance featuring the Pre-Professional Company at a local Theatre in November 2013 (covers costumes and theatre fees)
The opportunity to audition for pieces in the Annual Capitol Movement Project, which features the Capitol Movement Adult Dance Company
2-month installment plan: $375 payment in July and August
3-month installment plan: $250 payment in July, August, and September
*Financial assistance is available to dancers in need of aid. For more information, contact the
Director of the Pre-Professional Company, Nicole Klett or view our Scholarship information.
We recently asked some of our up-and-coming young dancers why they enjoy CMI. Here are a few of their replies:
"I have been a member of Capitol Movement since the beginning and not only have I grown as a dancer, but as a person. I love CMI, it's a part of my life"
"I love CMI! It provides me with opportunities to further my dance experience and improve my skills as a dancer."
"[I dance with CMI] to maintain the styles of dance that I know, with instruction from great teachers, and to become more of a well rounded dancer."
"This company has given me lots of opportunities and chances to dance with some of the best in the DC area."
"My dream is to attend Julliard and just dancing as a competition style dancer doesn't allow me to be as versatile as I should be as a dancer."
"CMI made it evident that they truly are a beneficial dance institution because I felt as if my technique grew tremendously just over the year I have been in the Pre-Professional Company."
"From the videos I have seen on You Tube of Capitol Movement, I believe that this company will supply me with the dance education that I deeply desire."
"Capitol Movement is where my heart is, this company is part of the reason I am who I am today."