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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

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. […]

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.