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JOY Quarterly

The most recent issue of the JOY Quarterly, our recurring newsletter, can be viewed here: JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. I – ISSUE 1

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 […]

Barre, Conditioning, Zumba – We Have Those Too!
March 8, 2018

__________________ Yes, it’s true. Joy of Motion can be your dance, fitness, AND conditioning home base! Whether you are looking to supplement your dance training or seeking a daily fitness fix in a supportive, upbeat environment, we have some awesome choices for you. We refer to our fitness-style classes as “Dancer Conditioning,” but you don’t […]

Executive Director Announces Upcoming Move to Twin Cities, Helen L. Hayes, Vanessa Rowan Named Interim Co-Directors
February 1, 2018

Washington, DC: The Joy of Motion Board of Directors announced on Monday, January 29, 2018 that Executive Director, Steve Barberio, will leave Joy of Motion on February 18, 2018 to return to the Twin Cities, MN, to be closer to his family. “I thank the Joy of Motion Board of Directors for their tremendous support […]

Joy of Motion presents STAR: a talent show fundraiser
January 3, 2018

STAR is a talent show that is independently curated and produced by students in Joy of Motion’s Youth Leadership Council.  The show will feature a wide array of young singers, dancers, actors, poets, and performers, ages 8-18, from the DC area. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit Joy of Motion’s youth financial aid fund and […]

Protected: Youth Summer Camps – 2018
December 28, 2017

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Youth Dance Project 2018
December 21, 2017

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s annual Youth Dance Project is a showcase of young choreographic voices that will take place on March 10 & 11, 2018. Students in grades 6-12 who are currently enrolled in any Joy of Motion class or program are eligible to audition with 2-8 minute pieces. EXPECTATIONS Pieces must be between […]

Press Release – Announcing the 1st Annual Resident Company Concert
October 20, 2017

For Immediate Release Date: October 20, 2017   Announcing the 1st Annual Resident Company Concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on December 9th   Washington, DC: Joy of Motion Dance Center announces its 1st Annual Resident Company Concert, coming to the Atlas Performing Arts Center on December 9th and featuring two of Joy of […]

Press Release – Announcing the premiere of “Mixed Movement”
October 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 20, 2017 Announcing the premiere of “Mixed Movement” Coming to Dance Place on Wed., Nov. 1st   Washington, DC: Joy of Motion Dance Center announces “Mixed Movement,” an evening of short, collaborative works that illuminate the “life cycle” of artistic creation, at Dance Place (3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC) on Wed., November 1, 2017 at […]

Press Release – Launching the 2017-18 Modern Master Class Series
September 26, 2017

For Immediate Release Date: September 19, 2017   “Modern Master Class Series” launches at Joy of Motion Dance Center Guest artists represent Martha Graham Dance Company, the former Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, among others Washington, DC: Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Dance Institute announces the 2017-18 “Modern Master Class Series.” Running […]