Spring Classes and Summer Camps
February 19, 2020

  Registration is OPEN Adult Series Classes, Kid Motion classes for youth ages 2-5, as well as Pointe Prep & Dancer Conditioning for students in grades 6-12. NEW summer camps have been added to the schedule! 1-2 week-long camps run from June 15 – August 21 for youth students as young as 4.


Internships in DC: Non-Profit Arts Organization
February 14, 2020

Looking for internships in DC? Joy of Motion Dance Center has several internship opportunities in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland that give young professionals the opportunity to work with an established non-profit arts organization. Why Intern with Joy of Motion? Joy of Motion’s Internship Program is an excellent way to grow as an artist and […]


A Message From New Executive Director Mary Chase
January 12, 2020

  Reflecting on her first week on the job at Joy of Motion Dance Center, Executive Director, Mary Chase shares a few words with the Joy of Motion community. Hello, and thank you for helping to make me feel welcome in my first week here in Washington, DC.  My family and I are very excited […]


Call for Submissions — Dance Project: Regional Artists 2020
November 25, 2019

WHAT IT IS Dance Project: Regional Artists is a choreography showcase presented by Joy of Motion Dance Center, as a platform for innovative dance. Dance Project: Regional Artists is open to all adult choreographers in the Greater Washington DC-Metropolitan area. ELIGIBILITY All choreographers and performers must be 18 years or older. One work per choreographer. […]


November/December 2019 Dance News
November 22, 2019

Happy Holidays, Dancers! Sign Up for Next Session, Fall Break, Exclusive Sale, Upcoming Events, Gifts for Dancers 💸SIGN UP FOR NEXT SESSION THROUGH CYBER MONDAY AND SAVE Sign up for any Winter or Winter/Spring Series class with the code you got in your email to save 10% on new class series registrations* through the end […]


Dance Project: Emerging Voices 2020
November 19, 2019

WHAT IT IS Dance Project: Emerging Voices (formerly Youth Dance Project) is a showcase of choreography created and performed by youth students. Open to all young choreographers, ages 8-18, currently enrolled in a Joy of Motion program. Adult choreographers can participate in Dance Project: Regional Artists. Learn more here. TIMELINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 20, 11:59 […]


Winter 2020 Classes
November 18, 2019

WINTER and WINTER/SPRING 2020 SESSION ENROLLMENT IS OPEN! WINTER SESSION STARTS ON JANUARY 6, 2020 Look at the Schedule Series classes run for multiple weeks and provide cumulative training. All youth classes are series classes. Series classes are also ideal for adults who are taking a dance class for the first time or for those […]


A Letter to the Joy of Motion Community November 2019
November 17, 2019

Dear Joy of Motion Community: As Joy of Motion’s new Board Chair, I am writing to introduce myself officially, and to share some happy news. Last month, I stepped into the role of Board Chair, replacing Heidi Thiboheim who provided seven years of service on the board, four years as the Board Chair. I have […]