WELCOME TO JOY OF MOTION

A nonprofit arts organization founded in 1976, Joy of Motion Dance Center cultivates a diverse community of students, educators, artists, and audiences in the DC metropolitan area by providing creative experiences that open doors for all ages and abilities.

At Joy of Motion, know that dance is a powerful vehicle for lifelong learning, well-being, transformation, and progress.

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Series Classes

SERIES CLASSES: Digital multi-week classes for youth and adults that are curriculum based. Focused on building technical skills, honing specific techniques, and working towards greater mastery of a style.
4-20 students in a class.

Drop In Classes

DROP IN CLASSES: Individual digital classes offered on a regular schedule. These classes focus on developing artistry in a given style, fun, and/or fitness.
4-100+ students in a class.

Workshops, Masterclasses, and Special Events

Classes and events that are offered outside of the normal schedule for our community! Feat. guest teaching artists, webinars or classes focused on history, film screenings, & more.

Performing Ensembles & Classes

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES & CLASSES: Coming soon! Digital multi-week classes and performance ensembles for dancers serious about performing onstage and onscreen.