Classes & Events at the Friendship Heights Studio
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-Thursday: 10:00am – 10:00pm
*studios open at 10:30am on Wed.
Friday: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
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
The Friendship Heights studio is located on Wisconsin Ave NW between Harrison St & Ingomar St very close to the Friendship Heights metro station on the Red Line.
By Metro Rail
Take the Red Line to Friendship Heights. From the main Metro exit, head Southwest on Wisconsin Avenue (towards the District & Mazza Gallerie shops), follow for 0.3 mi to the studio. The Friendship Heights studio will be on the left, and is on the second floor of the building.
Visit WMATA to access Metro trip planner. The 30N, 30S, 31, 33, and N2 lines all drop off at Wisconsin Ave & Harrison Street NW.
Neighborhood street parking available, 2-Hour time limit most days. Metered parking available on Wisconsin Ave front of the studio outside of rush hour. Click here to download the Park Mobile App! Visit District Department of Transportation online for more information about parking restrictions and meters. There are also several paid parking lots run by Colonial Parking near the studio. Click here to see a list of paid lots.