Joy of Motion offers ten studios in three locations, as well as a blackbox-style venue for small-scale and workshop performances.
- Joy of Motion provides hourly studio rentals for rehearsals and special events. We are very tightly booked due to our regular classes, but we will do our best to find a time that works.
- Our 140-seat theatre space rents by the evening and is open for performances on Saturday & Sunday, typically at 8PM & 7 PM.
- We cannot provide rental space for classes, camps, or lessons. Thank you for understanding.
- If you are looking to schedule a private lesson with one of our faculty members, please allow 3-4 weeks for scheduling.
To start the rental process, please fill out this form at least 2 weeks before your preferred rental date.
The Jack Guidone Theatre is located at 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW, two blocks from the Friendship Heights Metro station.
This blackbox-style venue is ideal for dance, music, lectures, or small-cast shows.
- Riser seating (capacity: 140)
- Good-size stage (32′ x 32′)
- Wood or marley dance flooring
- ETC Element console
- Basic repertory plot
- Sound system including stage monitors
- Projector (extra tech time needed)
- Spacious dressing rooms
A full tech crew, lighting design and stage management team, front of house, box office, and marketing support are all included in the rental cost.
Ten of our studios our now available for rent, with options in downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights, DC (both Metro-accessible), and on H Street NE (with streetcar and bus access).
Spaces range in size from 24′ x 22′ to 32′ x 50′ and capacity ranges from 12 to 50.
- Wood or marley flooring
- Above or below ground
- Ballet barres
- Sound systems
Parties & Events
Our studios can also be rented for private parties, birthdays, and events. Please see the “Studio Rentals” column for more information on available resources.
Event rentals can include a private class with a Joy of Motion faculty member or other activities. Rates for those classes are as follows:
- 1 hour = $150
- 1.5 hours = $250
- 2 hours = $350
Bethesda Studio (7315 Wisconsin Avenue #180E)
Friendship Heights Studio & Jack Guidone Theatre (5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW)
H Street Studio (1333 H Street NE)