Press Inquiries

For more information about the Joy of Motion Dance Center, to schedule an interview with a member of our faculty or staff, to observe a class and/or event, or to request press tickets to an upcoming performance, please contact marketing@joyofmotion.org.

JOY Quarterly

The most recent issue of the JOY Quarterly, our recurring newsletter, can be viewed here:

JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. II – ISSUE 2
JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. I – ISSUE 2
JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. I – ISSUE 1

Press Archive

Dance Metro DC – Dance Journalism Project – September 2018
DanceTeacher Magazine – “Page 115” Feature – July/August 2018 Issue
Washington Post’s Going Out Guide – April 2018
Washington Post’s Going Out Guide – May 2018


PRESS RELEASE: Joy of Motion Dance Center presents the Fall 2018 Youth Concert, featuring 148 youth dancers
November 26, 2018

—– Contact: Julia H. Cain Joy of Motion Dance Center Phone: 202-907-5113 press@joyofmotion.org Street Address: Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015 www.joyofmotion.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joy of Motion Dance Center presents the Fall 2018 Youth Concert, featuring 148 youth dancers, performing in seven different styles Washington, DC: Joy […]


New Student Deal – Adult Drop-In
November 7, 2018

  Looking to start (or re-start) dancing? Looking to sample a range of styles and levels? Our New Student Deal is an awesome choice! With the New Student Deal, you can take an unlimited number of adult drop-in classes across our three locations for seven days — for only $20.


PRESS RELEASE: Joy of Motion announces seasoning-opening concert, “Premiere,” featuring seven new works
September 10, 2018

—– Contact: Joy of Motion Dance Center Phone: 202-907-5113 press@joyofmotion.org Street Address: Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015 www.joyofmotion.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joy of Motion Dance Center announces seasoning-opening concert, “Premiere,” featuring seven new works Washington, DC: Joy of Motion Dance Center will launch its 42nd year in […]


Press Release – JOY OF MOTION DANCE CENTER SELECTED AS A GRANTEE OF BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES’ ARTS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
August 23, 2018

Please download the release below: PR – Bloomberg AIM Award – August 2018  


Letters from our Board of Directors – Summer 2018
July 20, 2018


2018 Youth Performance Company Auditions
May 4, 2018

2018-19 YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANIES: Auditions for Grades 3-12 Youth Performance Companies meet twice per week (one rehearsal + one class) and perform together at Joy of Motion concerts and around the DC region. In the 2018-19 school year, we will have 11 youth companies, spanning six s†yles (ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, street jazz, tap), […]


2018-2019 Dance Institute Auditions
April 10, 2018

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Dance Institute is holding auditions for the 2018-2019 school year for its youth and adult programs. Dance Institute provides rigorous conservatory-style training programs to youth and adult students that are dedicated to dance. Under the direction of Helen Hayes, students and faculty in these rich, curriculum-based training programs are committed to […]


Registration Software Outage
April 5, 2018

Our registration software, Mindbody Online, went down on April 5, 2018 at approximately 7:15 AM. Regularly scheduled Thursday drop-in classes are still meeting download the schedule here. Were you hoping to register for the Spring session or summer camp today? Fill out this form. Spring Drop-In Class Schedule Download Spring Class Schedule Download Summer Camp […]