Dancers of all ages and abilities, interests and backgrounds: you are welcome here.
Joy of Motion’s studios are currently closed for in-person business, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about what we’re doing here.
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Joy of Motion’s Dance Institute provides rigorous conservatory-style training programs to youth and adult students that are dedicated to dance. Under the direction of Helen Hayes, students and faculty in these rich, curriculum-based training programs are committed to pursuing the highest standards of quality at all levels. Students of all ages in the Dance Institute program benefit from holistic training, with a focus on strengthening the mind as well as the body..
Dancers learn repertory by faculty members and guest artists throughout the year. In addition, improvisation and composition are important parts of the curriculum, giving students the tools to find their own voices through the power of dance. Dance Institute students have exceptional performance opportunities throughout the Washington, DC, area such as The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, The Atlas Performing Arts Center, The Greenberg Theater, Dance Place, and the White House.
- Broadway Dance Academy (BDA): Inspired by Broadway’s innovative jazz and tap choreography.
- LEAP!: A rigorous training program for adults dedicated to dance.
- Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE): For the developing young dancer. Core classes in ballet, jazz, and modern.
- Master Classes: Extended classes with nationally and internationally recognized artists/instructors at the top of their craft.