CityDance is a nonprofit dance institution dedicated to developing the next generation of dance artists and innovators. At our studio and community sites located across the national capital region, CityDance trains young dancers for professional careers, nurtures talent and achievement through dance, and works to advance the field of professional dance. Anchored in a belief that diversity advances excellence, CityDance works to create opportunities that promote equitable access to dance education and performance. We build programming centered on the unique cultures, histories and voices of the communities, artists and students with whom we partner.

The CityDance School & Conservatory offers introductory classes through pre-professional and professional training levels at its four studio locations across Montgomery County, MD and Washington, DC. Since its founding in 2007, the award-winning Conservatory has garnered national and international acclaim, with CityDance alumni dancing professionally across the globe. Over $300,000 annually is awarded in financial aid and merit scholarships.

In fall 2021 CityDance POP!, our small Tenleytown neighborhood studio, merged with the CityDance School & Conservatory to offer our full curriculum of introductory to professional classes and an expanded adult program at our new three-studio location just a few blocks north in Friendship Heights. 

The VIVA School of Dance is born out of CityDance’s award-winning DREAM program, founded in 2005. In May 2021, CityDance began transitioning CityDance DREAM into its own 501c3 organization. This decision was a result of DREAM’s success and evolution, and its growth from a CityDance program into a pre-professional dance school with its own mission, vision, and identity. As part of this transition, we changed our name to The VIVA School of Dance. The VIVA School now operates as an independent division of CityDance and is overseen by a Governing Board of Directors led by Chairwoman Kim Alfonso. All members of The VIVA School Governing Board continue to serve as members of the CityDance Board. Visit The VIVA School website to learn more.

CityDance Presents bridges the gap between the studio and the stage, supporting the careers of talented DC-area choreographers while also presenting professional artists, local and global, at venues across the nation’s capital.

At the center of everything we do is a belief in the power of dance to transform a life.  Our students are at the center of our commitment to nurture, support and reveal the talents and passions of young dancers across our nation’s capital.

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