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JOY Quarterly

The most recent issue of the JOY Quarterly, our recurring newsletter, can be viewed here: JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. I – ISSUE 1

January 1, 2017

FREE CLASSES WITH FACULTY ON THE MILLENNIUM STAGES JAN 3, JAN 10, JAN 12, JAN 23, JAN 29 AT 6:00 PM Our Neighborhood Steps program is presenting 5 FREE dance classes for the public in partnership with the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Millennium Stage classes all take place at 6:00 PM. Schedule below: JAN 3: […]

Joy of Motion Dance Center Leads a Healthy New Year Resolution on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
December 22, 2016

Joy of Motion Dance Center will team up once again with the Kennedy Center to bring five fitness classes to its Millennium Stage in January 2017, offering a healthy new year resolution to the community. Audiences of all abilities can participate in the classes and will be encouraged to groove, move and have a good […]

Joy of Motion Dance Center Partners With Think Africa & Heritage Homes Orphanage's Holiday Drive
December 4, 2016

Join Think Africa and Joy of Motion Dance Center to brighten the holidays for children in Heritage Homes orphanage in Lekki, Legos, Nigeria! Joy of Motion studios will serve as drop-off sites for Think Africa’s annual toy and essentials drive December 6th-12th. Think Africa is a local non-profit who will travel to Africa in December […]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Join the NEW Joy of Motion Marley Crew!
November 10, 2016

Help us make our studios sparkle by joining our team of committed dancers who wish to contribute their time in exchange for free classes. Marley Crew members: Deep clean our studio spaces during weekly shift(s) Work the same one or two 2-hour shifts per week Receive one free class per shift Can work with flexible […]

PRESS RELEASE: Joy of Motion Dance Center Faculty and Students Brought Thriller to the White House for the President and First Lady
November 1, 2016

Washington, DC (November 1, 2016) – Joy of Motion Dance Center’s faculty, staff members and a group of students from Joy of Motion Dance Institute’s Youth Dance Ensemble, HYPE, and Youth Companies were invited to lead a class and a flash mob to the Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at the White House’s annual Halloween celebration. On […]

Dancer Conditioning: Inspiration For The Tired Dancer
October 17, 2016

by Marketing Intern Rachael Appold I think it goes without saying that dancers are some of the strongest people in the world. We tend to be perfectionists, drilling technique and performance quality into our bodies and brains, then hitting the gym afterward. I like to think of myself as a dance perfectionist, too, but with […]

Celebrating Women And Girls In Dance
October 13, 2016

by Marketing Intern Rachael Appold In honor of International Day of the Girl earlier this week, JOMDC wanted to delve into the history of women and girls in dance. The first International Day of the Girl was on October 11, 2012, and was established by Because I Am a Girl, a campaign by Plan International […]

Tips For Nailing A Ballet Class
October 4, 2016

by Marketing Intern Rachael Appold Real talk: ballet class can be very intimidating! We’ve all see videos of Misty Copeland on our Facebook feeds, nailing 32 fouettes like it’s a walk in the park. Don’t let the seemingly effortless long lines and flawless technique of professional ballerinas fool you, though; ballet is a tough mental […]