The Barnes Method

The Barnes Method

Through our innovative DIW Barnes Method, the industry’s proven model, our efforts impact and inspire racial and economic equity in dance locally, nationally and across the globe.

The Barnes Method is an evidence- based methodology that centers around the Black and minority experience and uses high-quality artistic training, academic discipline, emotional support, and nutritional guidance to lay the foundation for youth from under-represented backgrounds to thrive as adults.

The DIW Barnes Method certification program is currently being developed. Organizations will need to apply in order to be selected to go through the training process of becoming a DIW Barnes Method certified organization.

By implementing the DIW Barnes Method, your organization can advance equity in dance by developing well-rounded dancers of all backgrounds, establishing an inclusive artistic identity and culture, and equipping the next generation with the dance technique, courage, work ethic, and life skills to succeed.

Learn more about our founder, Fabian Barnes