Press Inquiries

For more information about the Joy of Motion Dance Center, to schedule an interview with a member of our faculty or staff, to observe a class and/or event, or to request press tickets to an upcoming performance, please contact marketing@joyofmotion.org.

JOY Quarterly

The most recent issue of the JOY Quarterly, our recurring newsletter, can be viewed here:

JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. II – ISSUE 2
JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. I – ISSUE 2
JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. I – ISSUE 1

Press Archive

Dance Metro DC – Dance Journalism Project – September 2018
DanceTeacher Magazine – “Page 115” Feature – July/August 2018 Issue
Washington Post’s Going Out Guide – April 2018
Washington Post’s Going Out Guide – May 2018


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.


PRESS RELEASE: Joy of Motion announces seasoning-opening concert, “Premiere,” featuring seven new works
September 10, 2018

—– Contact: Joy of Motion Dance Center Phone: 202-907-5113 press@joyofmotion.org Street Address: Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015 www.joyofmotion.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joy of Motion Dance Center announces seasoning-opening concert, “Premiere,” featuring seven new works Washington, DC: Joy of Motion Dance Center will launch its 42nd year in […]


Press Release – JOY OF MOTION DANCE CENTER SELECTED AS A GRANTEE OF BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES’ ARTS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
August 23, 2018

Please download the release below: PR – Bloomberg AIM Award – August 2018  


Letters from our Board of Directors – Summer 2018
July 20, 2018


2018 Youth Performance Company Auditions
May 4, 2018

2018-19 YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANIES: Auditions for Grades 3-12 Youth Performance Companies meet twice per week (one rehearsal + one class) and perform together at Joy of Motion concerts and around the DC region. In the 2018-19 school year, we will have 11 youth companies, spanning six s†yles (ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, street jazz, tap), […]


2018-2019 Dance Institute Auditions
April 10, 2018

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Dance Institute is holding auditions for the 2018-2019 school year for its youth and adult programs. Dance Institute provides rigorous conservatory-style training programs to youth and adult students that are dedicated to dance. Under the direction of Helen Hayes, students and faculty in these rich, curriculum-based training programs are committed to […]


Registration Software Outage
April 5, 2018

Our registration software, Mindbody Online, went down on April 5, 2018 at approximately 7:15 AM. Regularly scheduled Thursday drop-in classes are still meeting download the schedule here. Were you hoping to register for the Spring session or summer camp today? Fill out this form. Spring Drop-In Class Schedule Download Spring Class Schedule Download Summer Camp […]


Spring Session – JoyFest Classes – Grades 1-5
April 3, 2018