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JOY Quarterly

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Press Archive

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Outreach: After School at Maury Elementary and Gunston Middle School
November 3, 2010

by Quynn Johnson I am excited about how Project Motion Community Outreach is shaping up so far this year. Our after-school classes for Motion Express and D.A.R.E.® Dance are brimming with bright-eyed kids ready to learn how to dance. At my recent visit to the Motion Express class at Maury Elementary, the kindergarteners could barely […]


Outreach: Step Ahead Dance Ensemble is in full swing!
October 20, 2010

The Step Ahead Dance Ensemble is our new training and performing ensemble that focuses on the dance traditions of the African Diaspora. The Ensemble is open to 14 to 18-year old DC teens. In rehearsals three days a week at JOMDC Atlas, company members are learning a variety of African and African-derived movement forms, such […]


Outreach: Kicking Off a New Year for Project Motion
September 29, 2010

Another busy year of Project Motion Community Outreach activities is already in full swing! It’s always exciting to restart our 5 outreach programs for the year, sharing our best teachers and educational experiences with local children, teens, and seniors who would not otherwise be able to participate in regular dance classes. Motion Express has started […]


Faculty Features: How Dance Heals
September 3, 2010

By Helen Hayes, Youth Dance Ensemble Director and Adult Modern and Jazz teacher @ Joy of Motion Dance Center It has been my great privilege and honor to call myself a dance educator for the last 20 years. I have spent most of those years at Joy of Motion Dance Center, which has been the […]


Outreach: What do the Faces of Dance look like?
August 17, 2010

Our 2010 Step Ahead program came to a close on Friday night with a spirited concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. After training and rehearsing for seven weeks, the teens delivered their very own show, “Faces of Dance,” to a theater packed full of supportive family and friends. The teens were in charge of […]


Outreach: Last week of Step Ahead!?!
August 6, 2010

DC Sumemr jobs program ends Friday, starts again.