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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

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 […]

Press Release – Announcing the 2017-18 Program Year
September 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announcing the 2017-18 Program Year at Joy of Motion Dance Center Highlights include new partnerships with DC Youth Rehabilitation Services and KIPP DC and launch of the American Dance Conservatory Washington, DC: Joy of Motion Dance Center’s 42nd program season will begin on Monday, September 11th, with more than 300 classes (both […]

2017 Summer Camps at Joy of Motion
June 5, 2017

Keep your child’s minds and bodies active all summer long in our dance camps. Our summer dance camps are a powerful way to help your child develop and mature cognitively, socially, and emotionally while reaping the benefits of physical activity. We have a wide variety of camps for students ages 3-18 with all skill levels available with both […]

Annual National Tap Dance Day Celebration, Featuring Soles of Steel
April 25, 2017

CELEBRATE NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY FESTIVITIES START FRIDAY, MAY 12 AND KEEP GOING THROUGH SUNDAY! PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN EMBASSY OF DANCE Join us for to celebrate National Tap Dance Day and experience the rhythms of our vibrant DC tap community! In partnership with the American Embassy of Dance, Joy of Motion kicks […]

April 20, 2017

THE PULSE Street Jazz Company Joy of Motion is excited to announce the addition of a third Jazz company to our Youth Performance Company (YPC) program.  WHAT IS THE PULSE STREET JAZZ COMPANY In this exciting new company, students’ artistry and proficiency will be challenged through street jazz. Embodying funk, jazz, and commercial hip-hop with […]

AUDITION NOTICE: 2017-2018 Youth Dance Ensemble, American Dance Conservatory, Youth Performance Companies
March 10, 2017

YOUTH DANCE PROGRAMS AUDITION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR Attention, young dancers! Joy of Motion Dance Center’s award-winning program, the Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE), together with the newly formed American Dance Conservatory (ADC), and ten Youth Performance Companies (YPCs), are holding auditions in April 2017 for company acceptance for the 2017-2018 school year. For youth dancers […]

Japanese Street Dance group EL SQUAD in Concert Brings High Entertainment and “Light Dance” to the DC Audience
January 27, 2017

  Washington, DC (January 26, 2016) – Joy of Motion Dance Center – in association with the Japan Foundation and the JICC, with the invitation of the National Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 – is excited to present EL Squad, the phenomenal street dance crew from Japan, with their signature Light Dance performance. This is the […]