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 & […]


Celebrating African American Women & Dance: What I Learned by Teara Veney
February 15, 2016

Celebrating African American Women & Dance: What I Learned by Teara Veney age 13 Monday, February 8, 2016, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a masterclass to celebrate African American women and dance. It gave me the opportunity to meet many great female dance inspirations such as Judith Jamison, Debbie Allen, Virginia Johnson, and Fatima Robinson. […]


Get Fit with Kelly: Summer Bodies are Built in the Winter
March 1, 2015

I saw a poster the other day that said ‘It’s a process, it’s a process, it’s a process; change takes time.’ and at the bottom it said, ‘When you don’t see immediate results, remember it’s a process that takes time!’  It made me think about how it relates to our fitness goals.  We live in […]


Get Fit with Kelly: Team Spirit!
February 1, 2015

In week 3 of my six week Core Strength Challenge class there were a dozen women ranging in age over several decades. They were all sweating and breathing hard as they struggled to finish their reps. In between the work there were comments such as “If you think this is fun, I want to know […]