Youth Performance Companies (YPCs) are training programs for young dancers who love to be onstage. Joy of Motion offers nine companies, spanning freestyle, jazz, hip hop, and tap, for students in Grades 3-12. Companies meet twice weekly and perform around the DC region.

How to Join & Enroll

Please scroll down to “Schedule” to see a list of company training classes and rehearsals for 2018-19. Students who already have been accepted into a company should call their studio to enroll for the year (Studio Contacts). Payment plans are available.

Dancers who are interested in joining for the first time in 2018-19, as well as past dancers who were not able to re-audition last spring, should attend the auditions in August. A list of audition dates is below and online sign-ups are available hereAuditions are designed to be enjoyable dance classes, so no need prepare anything–or to be nervous!

Please email with any questions.

Auditions for the 2018-19 Year:



Monday, August 27 @ Joy of Motion Friendship Heights
4:30 PM – HYPE Company & HypeFlow (hip hop and freestyle, Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, August 28 @ Joy of Motion | H Street
4:00 PM – Shades Company (ballet/jazz/hip hop, Grades 4-10)

Wednesday, August 29 @ Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights
5:00 PM – Rythmix (hip hop, Grades 3-7)

Wednesday, August 29 @ Joy of Motion | Bethesda
Jazz Corps and Jazz Factor (jazz, Grades 3-9)

Thursday, August 30 @ Joy of Motion | H Street
Vibe Tribe (hip hop, Grades 5-9)

Thursday, August 30 @ Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights
4:00 PM – Soles of Steel (tap, Grades 7-12)
5:00 PM – The Pulse (street jazz, Grades 9-12)

Hip Hop Companies

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

Jazz Performance Companies

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

Multi-Style Companies

Shades Company (Grades 4-10)

Tap Companies

Soles of Steel (Grades 9-12)


2018-19 Classes & Rehearsals:

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