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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

JOB OPENING: Community Dance School Director
June 1, 2016

Community Dance School Director   Founded in 1976, Joy of Motion Dance Center is one of Washington’s leading dance education institutions, with four pillar programs: Dance Institute (DI), Community Dance School (CDS), Neighborhood Steps (NS), and Performance Season (PS). With three studio locations in the DC area, Joy of Motion Dance Center seeks an experienced […]

10 Thoughts During My First Dance Class in a Year
May 31, 2016

by Marketing Intern Molly Baldovin Graduate college, find a job, move out of your parents’ house, and start your own life. Many post-grads find themselves thinking these thoughts. Discovering a new dance niche is not always a priority. This was the case for me, at least. After a year of not dancing, apart from showing off […]

Haute Couture Bodies | June 11 | Sprenger Theater
May 27, 2016

            Haute Couture Bodies an endless dress-up game Joy of Motion Dance Center Presents, “Haute Couture Bodies” at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on June 11 at 8:00 PM at Atlas Performing Arts Center. “Haute Couture Bodies” is an evening-length work created by Felipe Oyarzun Moltedo for Joy of Motion […]

Learn how to BELLY DANCE from a Superstar!
May 13, 2016

Learn how to Belly Dance with an international performer! Miasia has toured the world and returns to DC to share her love for Belly Dance with you! We sat down with Miasia to ask her about the Intro to Belly Dance series on Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm at Atlas (register here!)   What can someone […]

Tease Class with the Bachelorette Party
April 18, 2016

  A few weeks ago one of my best friends had her bachelorette party in DC. With several dancers in the bridal party, including the bride-to-be, we thought it would be fun to take a dance class of some sort together. After looking at the typical bachelorette class ideas, without much luck, I suggested to […]

5 Reasons to Try Sass Class!
April 15, 2016

It’s getting warmer outside and our vibrant city is finally waking up from winter.  Adult drop-in classes at Joy of Motion Dance Center are the best way to get out, get moving, and get happy this Spring!  How can you get that spring in your step? Start by coming to Sass on Thursdays at 7:30pm with Dani […]

Resident Arts Partner, the Nomad Dancers, performed at the White House for the annual Norwuz Celebration.
April 8, 2016

Watch the video here.

Samba Drum Solo Studio to Stage Class; an interview with instructor Adriane Whalen
April 1, 2016

Samba Drum Solo Spring Studio to Stage Performance Class begins on April 13! Adriane Whalen is a co-director of the Nomad Dancers, a Resident Arts Partner of JOMDC. The Nomads perform traditional dances of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Countries. Adriane dances regularly throughout the community. On top of all that, Adriane teaches adult and […]