When a young person steps into a CMI dance class, it is often the very first time they have entered such a space. For almost 20 years, CMI has performed social justice and multigenerational dance pieces for more than 20,000 youth, families, and seniors, and made high-quality dance instruction accessible for over 5,000 historically excluded youth dancers. Its CM Dance Company engages 40 professional dancers in year-round programming, with adult members mentoring youth and apprentice dancers. Through pre-professional, kids, and school-based programs, students as young as three build skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in classes that emphasize the power of dance to create social change. It isn't only that dance can be life-changing for youth: at CMI, surrounded by dancers of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities, youth can also co-create their vision of a more equitable world.

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