Youth Program



We offer over 100 youth dance classes and workshops that train, inspire, and support dancers as at all ages and stages of development starting at age 1. Youth dance classes are by enrollment only and are carefully designed to be age-appropriate in style and material covered.  All students who are new to Joy of Motion should enroll in level 1 classes in the style of their choice.

Although divided into a fall, winter, and spring session, our youth classes function in a school year-long format (with camps offered in the summer). The class levels do not correspond to years of study; students may take several years to master a level. Our faculty members are also available to assess your student and recommend what level is best for them.

If a student has to miss class for any reason, they may take a make up. Please schedule your make up class with your studio staff. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

Youth Dance Project | Summer Camps + Intensives


Ages 2-5Grades 1-2Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 | Grades 9-12

Can’t find a class you’re looking for? Email the Studio Manager directly at,, or to schedule a class consultation or request a class by emailing



Dancers who seek a rich, curriculum-based training program, with exceptional performance opportunities may audition for a youth company program. Dancers will collaborate with local and international choreographers, learn choreography composition, and perform throughout the Greater Washington region, from the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage to the Greenberg Theatre. Learn about each program below. Financial aid is available.


Prior to registration, please read our Studio Policies. We also have Dance Attire information to help prepare your child for a successful learning experience. Financial aid is available.