Expanding their dance horizons – attending a weekend ballet conference
October 8, 2019

by Jenifer Dobbins Amanda and Leoanna Socci from the Youth Dance Ensemble Program attended a Ballet Conference with the East Coast Committee of the Cecchetti Council of America on October 5 at the University of College Park. The dancers attended classes by world-renowned faculty, including Raymond Lukens and Franco De Vita, co-authors of the American […]


Why Camp? Why at Joy of Motion?
August 28, 2019

______ We asked some of our past camp families these same questions! Here’s what they said: Register Online for Summer Camp @ Joy of Motion “My niece had a wonderful time at your dance camp and was very sad for her camp experience to come to an end. I was very impressed with the staff […]


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 […]