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THE COMPANY | E MOVEMENT CENTER FOR DANCE EDUCATION

Extraordinary teachers deeply committed to their students. A strong, enduring connection to the dancers who make movement their living. The Movement Center at the Dance Institute of Washington in Columbia Heights, DC.


CLASS SCHEDULE: 2021 -2022: Select to see our classes.

MC REGISTRATION


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CALL: 202.930.2207

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW FOR THE SEMESTER AND YEAR

FALL SEMESTER: September 11 - December 20, 2021 (13 weeks)
SPRING SEMESTER: January 8 - June 18, 2022 (20 weeks)

FALL 2021 TUITION and PAYMENT INFORMATION

FALL SESSION: 13 weeks
FALL SESSION TUITION: Please see the tuition information next to the class.
FALL PAYMENT: Either in full at registration or in two installments

LATE REGISTRATION: Students can sign up as late as the second week of class, with registration pro-rated to reflect one less class or later with special permission.

SPRING 2022 TUITION and PAYMENT INFORMATION

SPRING SESSION: 20 weeks
SPRING SESSION TUITION: Please see the tuition information next to the class.
FALL PAYMENT: Either in full at registration or in two installments

LATE REGISTRATION: Students can sign up as late as the second week of class, with registration pro-rated to reflect one less class or later with special permission.

FULL YEAR TUITION and PAYMENT INFORMATION

FALL & SPRING SESSION: 33 weeks
FULL YEAR TUITION: Please see the tuition information next to the class.
PAYMENT: Can be paid in full or in four installments

LATE REGISTRATION: Students can sign up as late as the second week of class, with registration pro-rated to reflect one less class or later with special permission.

TARA ASHLEY COMPTON - DIRECTOR

Tara Ashley Compton Tara Ashley Compton is a native of Louisville, Ky. After dancing through elementary and high school, Tara moved to Tampa, FL where she received a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of South Florida. Tara has choreographed and performed with multiple dance companies around the world, including residencies and debuts in Paris, New York City, Kazakhstan, Spain, Los Angeles, among others.

A former faculty member at Towson University Community Dance Department she also serves as a judge at Dance Masters of America.

She Co-Founded the Company | E Movement Center at the Dance Loft on 14, serving as its Teen Program Director from 2015-2016.

Ms. Compton has traveled internationally through the US Department of State for the past five years teaching contemporary dance in countries such as Algeria, Spain, Kazakhstan, Palestine , Uruguay, Russia and more.

DRESS CODE COMPANY | E MOVEMENT CENTER @ DIW

PRE-SCHOOL AND CREATIVE MOVEMENT

GIRLS - Leotard or fitted t-shirt, footless tights or leggings, barefoot
BOYS - t-shirt and leggings or shorts, barefoot

BALLET

GIRLS - Leotard and tights with ballet shoes. Short ballet skirt is optional
BOYS - White fitted t-shirt with black tights or leggings. Black ballet shoes

MODERN DANCE

GIRLS - Leotard or fitted t-shirt, footless tights or leggings, barefoot or socks
BOYS - t-shirt and leggings or shorts, barefoot or socks
NO loose or baggy clothing.

HAIR

Long hair should be securely pulled back in a ponytail or bun, out of the face and off the neck.

JEWELRY

No loose jewelry is to be worn during dance class. If jewelry or extra clothes creates distractions for students they will be asked to remove these items until after class.

Students should have proper dance attire for each class. No street clothes or shoes are to be worn in dance class. If students are not prepared they may be asked to observe class and parents will be notified.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Classes start and end on time. If students arrive more than 15 minutes late they may be asked to observe class. It is important to be on time and ready to dance when class starts. This ensures that students are properly warmed up, and serves to prevent injury. Latecomcers can be a distraction to fellow classmates.

MISSED CLASSES

No refunds will be given for missed classes due to illness, family vacations, conflicts with other activities or other scheduling commitments.

PARENT OBSERVATION

Doors to the dance studio will be closed during class time. Parents are allowed to wait in the lobby area or benches in the hallway. All children under 10 years old must have a parent or guardian supervision when not in class. Parents and care-givers must remain outside the double doors on the mezzanine level (second floor).

The Company | E Movement Center
at the Dance Institute of Washington
3400 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

The cross streets are Newton and Monroe NW in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.

METROBUS

You can take METROBUS to the MC using either of the 14th Street lines (52, 53, 54) or the 16th Street lines (S1, S2, S3).

METRORAIL

You can take the GREEN LINE to Columbia Heights. The Dance Institute of Washington is two blocks north of the station, which exits at 14th and Irving.

BY CAR

There is limited 2 hour partking surrounding DIW. There are also ample meters on 14th street NW.

PICK UP AND DROP OFF

DIW has a limited Drop Off and Pick Up on the Newton Street, NW.

YOU CAN USE THE MAP BELOW





MOVEMENT CENTER SPRING CONCERT

The season-ending SPRING CONCERT is always a highlight of the year. The Young Artists of the Movement Center take the stage with the professional dancers of Company | E.


INNOVATION

Augmented Reality

Expanding the possibiltiies for performance across the world. Company | E's deep dive into Augmented and Mixed Reality. 

SCHOOL'S OPEN

Company | E Movement Center for Dance Education

"The MC builds and supports whole-child learning...instilling the values of self-discipline and team building."
   - Roseanna B. MC Parent

The Company | E Movement Center for Dance Education teaches the next generation both the technique and the joy of movement.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

WARMER

WARMER - Concerts on Climate Change

Since 2007 Company E has been commissioning work from artists around the world speaking to the Climate Crisis.  

"An important thought-partner as we head towards the Center's 50th Anniversary"

"...exactly the kind of work we had imagined when creating the Performances for Young Audiences series, elegantly combining multiple art forms including modern dance, classical music, storytelling, visual arts, and theater."

-- David Kilpatrick, Director, Education Programs and Productions. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.