“Purpose, Meaning, and Joy”
September 20, 2017

by: Christine Fleming Program Director at Devenio, Inc. This season of new beginnings and gratitude is an ideal time to celebrate the partnership of Devenio Inc. and Joy of Motion (Devenio in Motion), which provides dance classes and performance opportunities for teens and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Like all good stories, this tale […]


Fall 2017 Classes for Youth Students at Joy of Motion
September 8, 2017

Welcome to our dance family! The Community Dance School at Joy of Motion Dance Center provides a welcoming and non-judgmental atmosphere for our young students. With an average student/teacher ratio of 8:1 in our studio classes, the focus and emphasis can be on each dancer’s progress, health, and well-being, as well as the development of […]


Fall 2017 Classes for Adults at Joy of Motion
September 8, 2017

Welcome to our dance family! The Community Dance School at Joy of Motion Dance Center fosters a welcoming and non-judgmental atmosphere for adult students of all levels. Whether you’re an experienced dancer or just getting started, Community Dance School classes at Joy of Motion enable you to sample and train in a variety of classes […]


Explore the Past & Travel the World – Through Dance
September 7, 2017

  Ready to travel through time and around the world? Meet us on the dance floor! Our two newest adult programs, JUKEBOX Social and TRAVELER Series, are launching the week of September 11th at Joy of Motion’s Friendship Heights and Atlas (H Street NE) studios. Are you brand-new (or relatively new) to dance? No problem. Classes are engaging […]


“Forward Motion:” 2016-17 Annual Report
August 23, 2017

  “Forward Motion,” Joy of Motion Dance Center’s 2016-17 Annual Report, is now available to the public. DOWNLOAD HERE With the investment of our students, artists, donors, and community members, we have made tremendous strides in the last 12 months — and we are so pleased to share what we have achieved together, both in […]


Fall 2017-2018 Season Auditions for Youth and Adults
August 3, 2017

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s LEAP! conservatory program for adults, the award-winning Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE) program, the American Dance Conservatory (ADC), and eleven Youth Performance Companies (YPCs), are holding auditions for placement in Dance Institute programs and company acceptance for the 2017-2018 season. REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS NOW LEAP! Program for Adults Joy of Motion […]


ENTER TO WIN: NYC TRIP & ALVIN AILEY TICKETS
July 17, 2017

Thanks to our friends at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a generous Joy of Motion board member, we are doing a special ticket giveaway this summer. You can WIN two tickets to Alvin Ailey’s New York City Center season in December of 2017 and an Amtrak travel voucher (worth $100). Interested? Here’s how to WIN: simply tell us (and […]


FIRST LOOK: TURIYA
July 12, 2017

This weekend’s AVAdance CoLABorative performance of “TURIYA: WEAVING LIGHT INTO STORY” is an exploration of how we shine “light” into the negative, difficult, adversarial, or dark situations that we encounter in daily life through the practice of mindfulness and the expansion of our awareness. Michelle Ava, Joy of Motion Dance Center’s founding Artistic Director & […]