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 kid 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.” […]


“I’m ready to dance! What do I wear?”
April 24, 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 […]


Our Student Reporter Visits “Center Stage” – Part 2
March 28, 2018

_____________ By: Talia E, age 12 For National Choreography Month (or NACHMO), choreographers from all over the nation create original choreography during the month of January. On February 17th and 18th, Glade Dance Collective produced a showcase of DC choreographers, with Joy of Motion and NACHMO DC co-presenting the show at the Jack Guidone Theatre. […]


Our Student Reporter Visits “Motion Exchange” – Part 1
March 12, 2018

_____________ By: Talia E, age 12 Joy of Motion Dance Center takes the same passion for dance found within the studio walls out into schools all over the DC area. By doing this, Joy of Motion has brought such joy to these students, making dance a more accessible path to follow. Recently, I got an […]


What’s New at Joy of Motion? – March 2018
March 5, 2018

___________________ JOY OF MOTION EVENTS: Youth Dance Project March 10th & 11th • JOY OF MOTION | JACK GUIDONE THEATRE Studio to Stage: African Diaspora March 17th & 18th • JOY OF MOTION | JACK GUIDONE THEATRE Modern Master Class w/ Billy Smith March 25th @ 5PM • JOY OF MOTION | BETHESDA DC Contemporary […]


Why Camp? Why at Joy of Motion?
February 28, 2018

______ 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 daughter has been interested in dance practically her whole life […] I preferred Joy of Motion’s offerings more than other camps I had seen because there were options for […]


What’s New at Joy of Motion? – February 2018
February 1, 2018

_____________ *Friendly Reminder: Youth Summer Camps are LIVE! Friday, Feb. 9th @ 8 PM at Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights An extra-fun, Valentine’s Day-themed workshop for all levels. Gabriella Di Giuseppe teaches the Saturday Heels class and encourages dancers to find confidence on the floor! Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 7:30 PM Sunday, Feb. 11th […]