Our Mission:

Joy of Motion cultivates a diverse community of students, educators, artists, and audiences in the DC metropolitan area by providing creative experiences that open doors for all ages and abilities.

Our Vision:

Dance is a powerful vehicle for lifelong learning, well-being, transformation, and progress. 

Our Founding Principle:

Dance is for Everyone

 

Our Core Values:

COMMUNITY:

Fostering relationships between people who are passionate about dance by providing opportunities and spaces for connection, collaboration, and creativity.

INCLUSION:

Inviting and valuing everyone’s participation and engagement through a lens of justice.

 

 

GROWTH:

Challenging ourselves and those we serve to reach their fullest potential and believing that everyone has the capacity to achieve artistic and personal excellence.

ACCEPTANCE:

Meeting people where they are, respecting their contributions, and viewing differences as opportunities for artistic innovation.

 

 

Series Classes

SERIES CLASSES: Digital multi-week classes for youth and adults that are curriculum based. Focused on building technical skills, honing specific techniques, and working towards greater mastery of a style.
4-20 students in a class.

Drop In Classes

DROP IN CLASSES: Individual digital classes offered on a regular schedule. These classes focus on developing artistry in a given style, fun, and/or fitness.
4-100+ students in a class.

Workshops, Masterclasses, and Special Events

Classes and events that are offered outside of the normal schedule for our community! Feat. guest teaching artists, webinars or classes focused on history, film screenings, & more.

Performing Ensembles & Classes

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES & CLASSES: Coming soon! Digital multi-week classes and performance ensembles for dancers serious about performing onstage and onscreen.

Awards & Acknowledgements

  • Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education (2009)
  • Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts (2002)
  • Top 3 – “Best Dance Companies” – Washington City Paper’s Best of DC Edition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • “One of the Best” Nonprofits – Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington (2009, 2013 2017)
  • Bethesda Magazine Readers’ Pick, A Top Vote Getter, Best Kids Dance Studio (2018, 2019)
  • DC Dance Award for Outstanding Youth Performance (2006, 2010, 2013)