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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

June 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT: Rachel Pearl, Communications and Media Director, Joy of Motion Dance Center 202.813.9505 ex 701, NEW APPOINTMENT: Helen L. Hayes- Dance Institute Director for Joy of Motion Dance Center WASHINGTON, D.C. – June, 27, 2016. Steve Barberio, Executive Director of Joy of Motion Dance Center, announced today that long-time faculty […]

June 26, 2016

We want you to dance all summer! Now through 6/27, new students receive 25% off summer adult and youth enrollment classes! Use the promo code flashsale16 at check out to redeem the deal. Difficulty registering? Give us a call at 202.813.9505, and select the studio. Act now and spread the word!         […]

Modern Dance Challenge: Take a Horton Technique Class!
June 17, 2016

by Marketing Intern Rachael Appold Have you ever wanted to mirror the long lines and awe-worthy movements of an Alvin Ailey dancer? Have you ever wondered how these dancers become so skilled in both technique and performance quality? Then come take a Horton Technique class with Edward Franklin! See the full modern class schedule here. […]

World Dance Vlog Series: Bellydance with Miasia
June 17, 2016

By Jam Black I had the pleasure of joining Miasia and her students in their final class before their Studio to Stage performance this Saturday! My first thought,  “Whoa – I’m under dressed.” The ladies walked in ready for the stage – beautiful figure-hugging skirts and bright sensual colors. A belly-dancing costume isn’t complete without […]

My First Dance Class EVER
June 16, 2016

Can you imagine how anxious a non-dancer would be taking her first dance class? Multiply that feeling by 100 and that was me, two days ago, before my very first Zumba® class. Even though I’m an arts person –  music, painting, graphic design to fashion design, dancing is a brand new field for me. But I’m […]

Haute Couture Bodies: A Powerful Observation Of The Fashion Industry
June 15, 2016

by Marketing Intern Rachael Appold If you’re anything like me, finding an outfit to wear each day can result in a huge mess. It looks like a fashion bomb went off. Each morning I’m surrounded by an avalanche of the latest trends, and trends that didn’t quite stand the test of time. I search every […]

JOB OPENING: Studio Assistant
June 7, 2016

Studio Assistant JOB SUMMARY: Provide support and assistance to the Studio Manager in customer relations, administrative duties, and general studio operations. This is a “manager-in-training” position, with training and supervision in all aspects of studio management. Individual will report to the Studio Manager. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Serve as manager on duty when studio manager is not […]

June 2, 2016

by Marketing Intern Rachael Appold Stepping into Studio A at Joy of Motion Friendship Heights, I felt a little bit nervous. I was taking an intermediate level jazz class with former Alvin Ailey dancer, Maurice Johnson. I had taken plenty of drop-in classes here before, but I was returning after a few weeks of stagnation. […]