30 Years Of Service: DIW's 30th Anniversary Campaign

Developing talent one child at a time
2017 means 30 years of DIW!

Celebrate the Dance Institute of Washington's Momentous 2017 Milestone of 30 Years of Service by Supporting DIW's 30th Anniversary Year-long Campaign!

2017 marks the Dance Institute of Washington's momentous 30th Anniversary. In celebration of this important milestone, DIW invites its many supporters and the community at large to participate by giving to its special 30th Anniversary Year-long Campaign empowered by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. With your help, DIW's goal is to raise $30,000 in donations by Dec. 31, 2017.

A gift from the heart honors DIW's legacy and lays a strong foundation and path forward for future success. Building on the life's work of the late Founder/Artistic Director Fabian Barnes, DIW is inspired and poised to grow the organization's capacity and the reach of its quality dance education programs and large cultural arts performances. With your help, DIW will serve hundreds of students and thousands of audience members per year, with emphasis on meeting the needs of underserved youth and families. DIW will accomplish the important work of advancing youth of all backgrounds, through arts, education and culture, on to rewarding colleges and careers. DIW also is uniquely equipped to diversify the nation's ballet, arts and entertainment industries' workforce and audience. DIW needs your generous support now more than ever before.

In addition to this campaign, DIW invites all community members to enjoy an exciting calendar of classes, performances and special events, including a culminating 30th Anniversary Celebration. Stay tuned as DIW rolls out its 30th Anniversary event schedule.

Email development@danceinstitute.org to join the mailing list to receive event notices, special offers and more.


Kahina Haynes
Executive Director
The Dance Institute of Washington

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy:   The Catalogue selected us as one of its featured nonprofits! Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $34 million for charities across Greater Washington. The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

Contact The Dance Institute of Washington:
Kahina Haynes
Executive Director

    3400 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010


Our Wishlist

dance shoes and attire for 4 students

1 semester of pre-dance classes for 2 young students

year-round pre-professional program for 5 at-risk students