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Reports from the last two years are available here: 2017-18 and 2016-17.

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Press Archive (2018-19)

News4 Your Sunday: DC’S Nonprofit Summer Camps – June 2019
Washington Performing Arts – Pola Nirenska Awards – May 2019
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 – Toward Being (UpRooted Dance) – May 2019
PR – Spring | 4 (Motion X Dance DC) – May 2019
PR – Part & Parcel (DancEthos) – Winter 2019
PR – Fall Youth Concert – Fall 2018
PR – Season Opener Concert – Fall 2018
PR -Bloomberg AIM Award – Fall 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

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 […]