Classes & Events at the H Street 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 directions to the studio.

Getting to the Studio

Driving & Parking


Our H Street studio is in the middle of a very busy metropolitan area and parking can be really challenging, we strongly recommend taking public transportation. Very limited neighborhood street parking available, 2-Hour time limit most days. Metered parking available on H Street in front of the Studio. Click here to download the Park Mobile App to help pay for your spot on H Street! Visit the District’s Department of Transportation online for more information about parking restrictions and meters. There aren’t many options for traditional lots or garages around the studio, but you can check out Yelp to find some parking lots within a mile or two. SpotHero and ParkingPanda are also decent resources for spaces somewhat close by.

From 295

Kenilworth Avenue Southbound exit at Benning Road. Continue west on Benning Road NE. Benning will end and become H Street NE at a large intersection with Bladensburg Road and H Street. Go two blocks east on H Street NE, the Atlas will be on your left.
Exit station and turn left. Continue along Massachusetts until it becomes Maryland Ave. NE. Turn Left at 13th Street NE. Turn Right on H Street NE. The studio will be on your right.

From Virginia

Take 395 North towards Washington, DC. Take exit 6 on the right toward D Street NW, US Senate. Take exit 10 toward Massachusetts Avenue. Continue straight onto 2nd Street NW. Turn right onto H Street NE. The studio will be on your right.

From Maryland

From Capital Beltway South. Take 95 North toward Baltimore. Take exit 2A-B to merge onto 295 N toward Washington National Harbor. Keep right on Anacostia Freeway N toward 395, Capitol Hill. Exit left onto Benning Road. Turn left onto Benning Road. The studio will be on your left.


Public Transportation

The Union Station Metro Stop on the Red Line is the closest Metro station.

Walking from Union Station

Walking from the Metro takes between 20-30 minutes and is about 1.2 miles. Head east on Union Station Drive NE and turn right toward Columbus Circle NE. Turn left on Columbus Circle, continue following around until Columbus Circle becomes F Street Northeast. Turn left onto 4th Street Northeast and follow for about a quarter mile. Turn right onto H Street Northeast and follow until you arrive at our studio. Joy of Motion’s H Street Studio is between 13th and 14th Streets on the right side of the street. See these directions on Google.

By Streetcar from Union Station

The DC Streetcar departs from the Hopscotch Bridge every 15 minutes. To get there from Union Station, use the elevators or escalators to go up one level from the Amtrak waiting area and go north through the Union Station parking structure toward H Street. Disembark the Streetcar at 13th and H and walk to the Atlas.

By Metrobus

Visit WMATA to access Metro trip planner.

X2 Bus

Runs along H Street from Lafayette Square (16th Street) to Minnesota Avenue and connects with Metrorail at Gallery Place/Chinatown Station.

X8 Bus

Runs along Maryland Avenue from Union Station. Exit at 13th Street; Walk two blocks to H Street.

X9 Bus

Monday through Friday Express Bus serving H Street. Connects at Metro Center and Gallery Place following the same route as the X2, but service ends at 6:30 pm.


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See you in the studio!