Program Overview

Youth Performance Companies (YPCs) are training programs for young dancers enthusiastic about sharing their love of dance onstage.


Our vision is to build strong, thriving communities within each company and to create a seamless approach to performance training among all companies and dance styles. Participants have the opportunity to perform in a variety of settings and venues, with the work always meeting high artistic standards.

YPCs are part of Joy of Motion’s Center Stage department. Time commitment across all companies is 3 to 3.5 hours per week and training focuses on a specific dance style. Company dancers are required to take technique class with their company and are encouraged to engage in more rigorous and/or broad training as well — either through multiple classes in the Community Dance School or by joining one of the programs in the Dance Institute.

Current students may purchase or rent concert videos right here.


NEW in 2018!

Shades (Grades 4-10)

Company Director: Krystal Odom

Shades is Joy of Motion Dance Center’s one and only interdisciplinary Youth Performance Company. A celebration of various styles of dance and the beautiful shades of each dancer, Shades focuses on ballet, jazz, and hip hop on a rotating schedule over the course of the year.

Petit Allegro (Grades 3-5)

Company Director: Zena Maddox Grades

Ballet company 
Info session: May 30 @ 8PM  • Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights

*Figuras in Motion (Grades 6-12)

Company Director: 

Bilingual modern company 
Info session: May 30 @ 8:30 PM  • Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights

No audition required/no se requiere audición
Rehearsals will be conducted in Spanish & English/los ensayos se llevarán a cabo en español y inglés
Use the link below to indicate your interest/utiliza el siguiente enlace para indicar tu interés:

Hip Hop Companies

Rhythmix (Grades 3-7)
Vibe Tribe (Grades 5-9)
HypeFlow (Grades 6-12)
Hype Company (Grades 8-12)

Tap Companies

Soles of Steel (Grades 9-12)

Jazz Performance Companies

Jazz Corps (Grades 3-6)
Jazz Factor (Grades 6-9)
The Pulse Street Jazz Company (Grades 9-12)


For more information regarding our programs, contact a studio manager.