Joy of Motion Dance Center provides high-quality dance education and performances for students and audiences at all ages and stages of development.
For more than 40 years, Joy of Motion Dance Center has provided exceptional educational and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that Dance is for Everyone. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we have earned a reputation for excellence in dance education, diversity and innovation in programming, and community service.
We are committed to building strong, healthy communities of people who share a universal love of dance. Whether you love to dance, are a lover of the art form presented on stage, or support an emerging dancer, we have a place for you!
Scroll down for studio hours, session dates, & directions to the studio.
Friendship Heights Studio Hours – Fall 2017 (9/11-12/17)
Monday-Friday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 7:30pm
Studio Holidays and Closures:
Joy of Motion’s studios are closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. On New Year’s Eve, all studios close at 2:00 PM.
2017 SESSION DATES
During session breaks, studios are open for adult drop-in classes only.
Fall: SEP 11-DEC 17
Fall Break: NOV 20-26
Winter: JAN 8-MAR 31
Spring Break: APR 1-7
Spring: APR 8-JUN 9
Joy of Motion Dance Festival: JUN 10
Summer Break: JUN 11-17
Summer: JUN 18-AUG 26
Getting to the Studio
Helpful hint: enter the building through the rounded stairs on Waverley Street (scroll up to see the photo), turn left at the reception desk, and then use the elevators on your right to access the lower level.
From 495 (the Beltway)
Take exit 33 for MD-185/Connecticut Avenue toward Kensington/Chevy Chase and keep left at the fork, follow signs for Maryland 185 S. Turn left onto Connecticut Avenue. Turn right onto MD-410 W (signs for State Hwy 410). Turn left onto Wisconsin Avenue. Make a U-turn at Elm Street and turn right onto Waverly Street. The Waverly Street entrance to the Bethesda Crossing building will be on your right.
Public metered parking available in the Montgomery County Waverly Garage $0.80 per hour, Mondays-Fridays from 7:00am-10:00pm. You are also able to pay with your mobile device (app download required). For more information please visit Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation online.
Our Bethesda studio is conveniently located less than 0.1 mile from the Bethesda Metro station on the red line. Visit WMATA to access Metro trip planner for bus/rail.