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Momentum Dance Theatre Momentum Dance Theatre

534 8th Street SE Upper, Washington, DC 20003
202-785-0035 ·

Who We Are

Classes for children & teens with Momentum Dance Theatre!

Children age 6-16 train in MDT's Jazz Hip Hop Academy and may perform in our annual Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker(c)! NEW! Classes for very young dancers: age 18 months-3 1/2 year olds! All classes take place at our studio, Momentum Dance & Fitness, 534 8th St SE in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington DC near Eastern Mkt Metro.

The Jazz Hip Hop Academy provides fun, graded, progressive training classes in jazz, hip hop, Bollywood, ballet and hip hop fusion with special technique classes in Jazz dance and Ballet.

We offer professional training in a community setting, using Momentum's philosophy of setting high expectations, treating students with respect and humor, creating a warm, group atmosphere while demanding the best from each child. Small class sizes insure maximum attention and individualized learning. Performance opportunities are available, the largest being our origianl annual holiday production: Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker(c).

Momentum JHHAcademy alumni have gone on to perform in National tours of the Lion King and Ragtime, in Ford's Theatre's A Christmas Carol and on Broadway! They are pursuing performing arts career training at Duke Ellington High School for the Arts, Shakespeare Theatre Academy, Washington Ballet and Temple University College of the Arts. Momentum and the JHHAcademy gives your child a solid foundation in dance training and performance.

Classes are weekly, graded by age and ability. There are additional required rehearsals for Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker on Saturday afternoons in October through mid December.

Momentum Dance Theatre's purpose is to provide performance, training and educational activities in the performing arts to entertain and challenge its audiences and to encourage dance training throughout the lifespan.

At A Glance

Activity Type

Visual Arts
Ages 18 months to 16 years plus full Adult program

Resources & Supplies

Arts Resources
Arts Supplies

What Others Say

Many of our students train with us for 5-7 years. Mariah trained and performed in the Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker from age 7-age 14 as did Elise. Louise is now on her 6th year, starting at age 6! Rudy and Sarah graduated from JHH to Duke Ellington School of the Arts.