The provided DC Black dance research focuses on the history of Black and Black-Managed dance companies, respectfully.

However, many of these 20th-century institutions fed dancers into these adult companies. These institutions include Therrell C. Smith School of Dance (1948), Davis Center (1969), Kelsey E. Collie Children’s Theatre Experience (1973), Northeast Performing Arts Group (1979), DC Youth Ensemble (1983), Dance Institute of Washington (1987), Showbiz (Creative Dance Center (1989)), New School of Dance (Circa 1980), Knock On Wood Tap Studio (1994), and the Bolton/Smith School (2003). Image: The Ngoma School/Shawn Short