Rentals Overview

Joy of Motion offers ten studios in three locations, as well as a blackbox-style venue for small-scale and workshop performances. We encourage you to reach out if you are considering hosting your rehearsals, performance, or special event with us. We would love to work with you.

*We cannot provide rental space for dance or fitness classes, workshops, or camps — thank you for understanding.

Email: When possible, please include your dates, preferred studio location (if known), and purpose of the rental. Please be sure to contact us at least two weeks before your preferred date(s). If you would like to include a private class in your rental, we suggest getting in touch at least four weeks in advance of your preferred date(s). You must be age 18+ to reserve a space.

Select photos of our spaces are available here.

Theatre Rentals

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.

Resources include:

  • 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.

Studio Rentals

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.

Resources include:

  • Wood or marley flooring
  • Above or below ground
  • Ballet barres
  • Seating
  • 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

Contact Information


Location Addresses:

Bethesda Studio (7315 Wisconsin Avenue #180E)
Friendship Heights Studio & Jack Guidone Theatre (5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW)
H Street Studio (1333 H Street NE)