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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

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 […]

Back to Class: 3 killer workouts
March 28, 2016

Blog Story by Alyssa Crump, Marketing Intern I had been looking for this place for awhile; a place where after majoring in dance in college and becoming a dance teacher myself, I could finally dance for me. The first thing I felt when entering Joy of Motion Dance Center was welcomed. I’m not going to […]

What modern dancers needs to know about Youth Dance Ensemble Auditions
March 28, 2016

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Mark your calendars! Auditions for the Youth Dance Ensemble are on May 7 at Friendship Heights! Students entering grades 3-7 will audition from 5:00-6:00PM Students entering grades 8-12 will audition from 6:30-8:00PM Register for auditions here! What is the Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE)? The Youth Dance Ensemble is a youth dance company and program […]

What do you need to know about H.Y.P.E. Company auditions? Alana Hill explains…
March 28, 2016

Alana Hill is the Program Director for the H.Y.P.E. Program (Hip Hop Performance and Education). It’s a comprehensive training program for dancers in 1-12 grade, with five performing companies: HYPE: The company, Groove Elements, Rhythmix, Vibe Tribe, and HypeFlow. Alana was recently honored at JOMDC’s 40th Anniversary Gala for over 10 years of exceptional service to […]

10 Tips for the New Dancer
March 16, 2016

By Kim Torrence, dedicated Joy of Motion Dance Center student If you have been feeling an urge to take a dance class, this is the time to listen to that inner voice! When you start something new it is common to have a lot of questions or to feel nervous. Not to worry, here are my […]

Filmmakers, Patrick Hunt and Hadi Dimachkieh of Stellar, join JOMDC in reminding people that you’re not too busy to do what you love, in this commercial project.
March 16, 2016

Watch the commercial project here.

Graduate students in the New Media Photojournalism program at George Washington University investigate JOMDC’s Motion Express Program through their short dance film.
March 15, 2016

Watch the short dance film here.

40th Anniversary Blog Series: No 10. Laurie Anderson
March 7, 2016

No. 10: 40 Never Looked So Good: An interview with Laurie Anderson, JOMDC faculty since 2003, and 40th Anniversary Faculty Honoree   It wasn’t just yesterday that JOMDC opened its doors – it was 40 years ago! We’ve held thousands of classes and taught hundreds of thousands of students. We’ve met some remarkable people over […]