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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

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 […]

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 […]