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Press Archive (2018-19)

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

Press Release Archive (2018-19)

PR – Part & Parcel – Winter 2019
PR – Fall Youth Concert – Fall 2018
PR – Season Opener Concert – Fall 2018
PR -Bloomberg AIM Award – Fall 2018

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

Press Release – Joy of Motion Dance Center Announces May 2018 Concerts
March 14, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 Joy of Motion Dance Center Announces May 2018 Concerts, Showcasing 170+ Youth From 11 Programs Washington, DC: Joy of Motion Dance Center’s American Dance Conservatory, Youth Dance Ensemble, and Youth Performance Companies will celebrate the conclusion of their program years on Saturday, May 5th and May 12th at American […]

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 […]

Press Release – Joy of Motion Dance Center & Alight Dance Theater Partner for “Page 115″
January 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2018   Joy of Motion Dance Center & Alight Dance Theater Partner to Bring “Page 115″ to DC Middle School Audiences (March 5-26) Washington, DC: Joy of Motion Dance Center and Alight Dance Theater (ADT) will join forces to celebrate National Reading Month with an interactive dance experience that delves […]

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 […]

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 […]