Press Inquiries

For more information about the Joy of Motion Dance Center, to schedule an interview with a member of our faculty or staff, to observe a class and/or event, or to request press tickets to an upcoming performance, please contact marketing@joyofmotion.org.

JOY Quarterly

The most recent issue of the JOY Quarterly, our recurring newsletter, can be viewed here:

JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. II – ISSUE 2
JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. I – ISSUE 2
JOY QUARTERLY – VOL. I – ISSUE 1

Press Archive

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


YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS JULY + AUGUST OPEN
June 28, 2016

Children who dance with us over the summer experience a rich curriculum of technique training and performance study. We offer three day, one week, and two week camp options in a range of styles for ages 2-18. See all our youth summer classes here and all our camps and intensives here.


ADULTS LEARN TO DANCE THIS SUMMER IN 4 WEEKS | $80
June 28, 2016

Are you ready to make time for dance? Train with our world-class dance educators this summer! Beginners may begin training in an Intro to Dance class offered for ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco, Raqs, modern, hip hop, and more! Choose your style, then find the Intro Enrollment class below – scroll to August 1!  


NEW APPOINTMENT | HELEN L. HAYES | DANCE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR
June 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT: Rachel Pearl, Communications and Media Director, Joy of Motion Dance Center 202.813.9505 ex 701, rpearl@joyofmotion.org 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 […]


2-DAY FLASH SALE FOR NEW STUDENTS (ends 6/27)
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 […]