TRANSFORMATIVE MOVEMENT: 2017-2018 Annual Report
May 23, 2019

____________________ Joy of Motion Dance Center’s 2017-2018 Annual Report is here! An interactive version of this report is available below; full-size print versions are available in our studios and for download below: DOWNLOAD THE PDF REPORT HERE     In our annual report, we celebrate the creativity, energy, and passion that you bring to Joy […]


Leadership News
May 1, 2019

___________ Dear Joy of Motion Community, As you know, Vanessa Rowan has served as our Interim Managing Director for the last 1½ years, in partnership with Helen Hayes (Interim Program Director). On May 14, Vanessa will be leaving Joy of Motion for a  finance management role at a national nonprofit. We will miss her greatly, […]


Apply for Dance Project 2019
November 15, 2018

___________ Dance Project is a choreography showcase presented by Joy of Motion Dance Center and serves as a platform for innovative dance. Why is Dance Project unique? Dance Project is free to participate in and choreographers come from all over the mid-Atlantic region. Joy of Motion produces the concert and provides a full production team. […]


Message from Our Board of Directors – Updated Sept. 2018
September 26, 2018


“I’m ready to dance! What do I wear?”
July 30, 2018

————- Welcome to Joy of Motion! We’re here to help you make dance part of your daily life. Today, we’re going to address the perennial question: what does one wear to dance class? We’re going to talk about adult dancers first and then chat about youth students. Adult Students We recommend students attend class with […]


Youth & Adult Auditions – August 2018
July 23, 2018

_________________________________ We are pleased to announce our next round of auditions for the 2018-19 Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE), American Dance Conservatory (ADC), and Youth Performance Companies. Students in Grades 3-12 are welcome and encouraged to audition. You don’t need to be a current Joy of Motion student or even have substantial past experience in the […]


Our Student Reporter Visits “Motion Exchange” II – Part 3
May 4, 2018

_____________ By: Talia E, age 12 Recently, I got the privilege of both observing a dance seminar at the campus of Brookland Middle School in Northeast DC and interviewing the teaching artist and Joy of Motion faculty member Dez Jordan. At Brookland, the Joy of Motion program is an after-school elective (offered in partnership with […]


“My child loves to move! Where do I start?”
April 27, 2018

__________________ “Dance is a powerful ally for developing many of the attributes of a growing child. Dance helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.” — National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) “By singing, dancing, imagining, and connecting their bodies and minds, children learn more deeply and meaningfully, especially in subjects like reading, math, and science.” […]