Press Inquiries

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A Message From New Executive Director Mary Chase
January 12, 2020

  Reflecting on her first week on the job at Joy of Motion Dance Center, Executive Director, Mary Chase shares a few words with the Joy of Motion community. Hello, and thank you for helping to make me feel welcome in my first week here in Washington, DC.  My family and I are very excited […]

Bethesda Studio Update: Purple Line and Bethesda Crossing Construction
January 24, 2020

Hello Dancers! Due to news we received today about Purple Line construction and improvements to the Bethesda Crossing building, please give yourself extra time to get to your classes at the Bethesda Studio for the next 12 weeks. It is our understanding that pedestrian routes will remain open. If you typically park in the Waverly […]

Joy of Motion Announces Mary Chase as its Next Executive Director
January 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC (JANUARY 13, 2020) – With much excitement, Joy of Motion Dance Center announces the appointment of Mary Chase as its fifth Executive Director following an extensive, nation-wide search. She will succeed Julie Meyer, who has been serving as our Interim Executive Director since May 2019. “Mary brings an extensive background in dance education, […]

Winter Classes at Joy of Motion:
December 5, 2019

  Things to Know Before Class Starts!   Session Dates Mark these dates on your calendar! FOR WINTER ONLY CLASSES: The winter session starts on Monday, January 6 and ends on Sunday, April 5. There are no planned studio closures for the winter session. FOR WINTER/SPRING CLASSES: The winter/spring session starts on Monday, January 6 […]

Fall 2019 Adult Enrollment Page
June 7, 2019

Please wait for the schedule to load fully — this may take a few moments! You can sort classes using the menus below. Simply click “Sign Up” to start the enrollment process for that specific class. Use promo code fall4dance to save 10% between now and June 21. Be sure to click “add” on the check-out screen […]

2019-20 Youth Performance Company Schedule
June 7, 2019

Dance Institute Auditions for Youth: 2019-20
May 29, 2019

____________________ Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE) and Broadway Dance Academy (BDA) are Joy of Motion’s pre-collegiate, conservatory-style programs in modern & ballet and jazz & tap respectively. PLACEMENT AUDITIONS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-20 Sign up for a placement audition online Audition Location: Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 PM – Grades […]

PRESS RELEASE: Joy of Motion Dance Center presents the Fall 2018 Youth Concert, featuring 148 youth dancers
November 26, 2018

—– Contact: Julia H. Cain Joy of Motion Dance Center Phone: 202-907-5113 Street Address: Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joy of Motion Dance Center presents the Fall 2018 Youth Concert, featuring 148 youth dancers, performing in seven different styles Washington, DC: Joy […]

New Student Deal – Adult Drop-In
November 7, 2018

  Looking to start (or re-start) dancing? Looking to sample a range of styles and levels? Our New Student Deal is an awesome choice! With the New Student Deal, you can take an unlimited number of adult drop-in classes across our three locations for seven days — for only $20.