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Dance Team

Dance Team
Dance Team 2011-12

The Dance Team's purpose is to promote school spirit through dance, while developing strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination.

Performances showcase energy and athleticism and provide a positive social experience for group members.

 

 


Dance Team CoachDance Team Coach DaKiya Lambert

DaKiya Lambert  

DaKiya Lambert has studied at the Dance Institute of Washington, Jones-Haywood School of Ballet, the Atiya Center for Performing Arts and various other institutions in the Washington, DC area as well as completing a residency with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.  While getting her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh she was president and choreographer for Black Dance, a student dance organization on campus.

DaKiya began her professional dance career as a member of Xpressions Contemporary Dance Company in Pittsburgh, PA.  With the company, she was given the opportunity to work with artists from prestigious companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Philadanco, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

Upon returning to Washington, DC she began teaching and choreographing for various groups, churches and dance schools in the area.  In 2005, DaKiya became the Director of Premiere Teen Dance Company.  Under her direction, the company competed in and won several dance competitions in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  Her choreography has won numerous awards and some of her students have gone on to continue their dance careers.

In 2007, DaKiya fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening a dance studio: Dance Dimensions.  Since its inception, Dance Dimensions has grown into one of the most sought after dance schools for the areas most talented dancers.  Located in Forestville, MD, Dance Dimensions offers classes for students ages 3+ in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Horton, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Liturgical.  Under her direction, Dance Dimensions has performed at the International Children's Festival at the Wolf Trap, the National Black Family Reunion, Earth Day, National Cherry Blossom Parade, and won 1st place at the Apollo in NY. Dimensions has also been featured in the Washington Post, Washington Times, and Fox 5 Morning News.  DaKiya’s goal is to ensure that her students not only grow as dancers, but also as individuals.  She commits herself to the growth of her students on a personal level, ensuring that Dimensions is a positive, safe outlet for today’s youth.