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Dance Institute of Washington: A Ballet Studio Aiming to Revolutionize Representation in Dance

Through education, creation, and advancement, Dance Institute of Washington—a 501(C)(3) nonprofit dance organization located in DC—is promoting equity and representation by providing more opportunities for dancers of diverse backgrounds. “We create space where the attributes and character traits that might make them feel isolated or not welcome are actually privileges at DIW,” says executive director […]

Keep Drama to a Minimum With These Level Placement Strategies

Of all the decisions teachers make, assigning students’ class levels is one of the trickiest. Even when you feel sure about where a student should be, they (or their parents) may not agree. Determining when to advance your dancers—and knowing how to talk to them about it with transparency and accountability—is important for students’ progress, […]

Fabian Barnes Wins Pioneer Award

Fabian Barnes on Dance Teacher’s Feb 2007 cover, celebrating the Dance Institute of Washington’s 20th anniversary Congratulations to Fabian Barnes, founder and artistic director of The Dance Institute of Washington, on his 2013 Pioneer Award! Presented by Amtrak and the Washington Wizards NBA team, the Pioneer Awards honor positive community leaders in the Washington, DC, […]