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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

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 […]

Say Hello to JOMDC’s Newest Breakdancing Teacher, Jared Porter!
September 27, 2016

by Marketing Intern Rachael Appold Joy of Motion Dance Center has a new kid in town, and his name is Jared Porter! Jared has joined JOMDC this Fall and he’s brought with him his remarkable talent for breakdancing! He comes to us from many renowned Hip Hop and Breakdancing crews, including Oshare Crew, HeavenZ, T.I.P., […]

WE'RE HIRING! Dance Instructor for Ages 2-6
September 19, 2016

Responsibilities Dance Instruction Conducts and executes classes for youth following Joy of Motion Dance Center curriculum guidelines. Demonstrate creative ideas and enthusiasm for dance education. Instruct dance classes in accordance to needs of the studio in terms of style, age group, and scheduling Requirements Passion for working with young children, dedicated to youth development and […]

H Street Festival Road Closures
September 16, 2016

Please give yourself some extra time to get to dance classes at the Atlas Studio this weekend to accommodate the H Street Festival. Portions of H St, I St, & F St will be closed from 3:30AM until 11:00PM on Saturday for the festival (read more). The street will be open to pedestrian traffic and […]

JOMDC Welcomes Newest Teacher, Megan Morrison!
September 14, 2016

by Marketing Intern Rachael Appold Joy of Motion Dance Center has a new addition to our family; Megan Taylor Morrison, founder of Dance Adventures and renowned Swing Dance instructor! With such an accomplished dancer/instructor joining us, JOMDC couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get an exclusive interview with Megan Morrison, herself!   Megan! Welcome to […]

PRESS RELEASE: Studio to Stage Fall 2016 is Announced with a Theme – Justice in America
September 7, 2016

Joy of Motion Dance Center proudly announces its fall Studio to Stage program, Justice in America, which runs from September 18th to November 18th. In this nine-week enrollment program, student dancers will work with Joy of Motion choreographers to develop thought-provoking new work in a range of contemporary styles. Justice in America will culminate in […]