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Since 1986 Momentum Dance Theatre's mission is to be an ambassador for the jazz, hip hop and dance theater experience, bringing exciting, challenging dance theater to diverse communities.


From our home base in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC Momentum performs, teaches, works with schools and conducts outreach into communities to present jazz, hip hop, Latin jazz, modern jazz and thoughtprovoking dance based theater to celebrate diversity, entertain, educate and widen the audience for dance.


Momentum's Professional Company represents a diverse range of ethnic and technical backgrounds, body types and ages. Momentum encourages in its professionals and students a combination of professionalism, discipline, humor and adventurousness in incorporating dance into social commentary in daily life and vice versa. Momentum transmits this excitement and commitment to the wider community through classes, performances, lecture demonstrations and outreach.




Momentum & Friends, our annual cabaret of adult dancers, singer and actors and Momentum faculty. Our community presentations: Barracks Row Festival, Capitol Fringe Festival, Pop Up Dances, presenting dance for free to the community.

Our teen and adult program, through open classes at our studio, Momentum Dance & Fitness, provide training in Classic Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Barre (momentumBARRE©), Bollywood, Heels and Salsa.


Adults can drop in to any class at any level.


We also have performing opportunities for adults through Momentum & Friends, our annual cabaret, as well as community performances.


At Momentum, we know dance and fitness is not just fun but great for your brain!: dance, body awareness and mind and body fitness contribute to a high quality of life and learning for all ages, income groups, genders, ethnicities, physical, mentaland emotional abilities, belief systems, in short: for everyone!