Fitness & Conditioning Classes in DC & Maryland

Joy of Motion Dance Center offers unique, fun conditioning and dance fitness classes in DC and Maryland. These all levels drop-in classes are designed with dance bodies in mind and will strengthen and tone your muscles.

With studio locations at H Stree NE, Friendship Heights, and Bethesda, these classes fit your schedule and lifestyle. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE SCHEDULE AND SIGN UP FOR CLASSES TODAY!


Fitness & Conditioning Classes Available at Joy of Motion

Dancer Conditioning classes are designed to target and tone all major muscle groups of the body. These classes are structured traditional fitness classes that you would see in a gym. You don’t need any prior dance experience and there’s no choreography to memorize. Each class begins with a 20-minute warmup that ranges from low impact to high impact cardio followed by 25 minutes of abs, biceps, triceps, quads and gluteus maximus work. The remaining 15 minutes is dedicated to a full stretch and cool down.

Zumba® is a Latin dance-fitness workout that feels like a party! You’ll burn tons of calories having fun, dancing to salsa, merengue, cha cha, flamenco, belly, hip hop, cumbia, samba and much more. The routines feature interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Zoca® is a sexy fitness class that combines twerking and hip isolations from the dance halls of the Caribbean. It’s a high energy, burst of cardio, mixed with your own personality. Inspired by the colour­ful car­ni­vals of the Caribbean and the new boom in African pop music, Zoca® brings together these two rich cul­tures to cre­ate a highly effec­tive and exhil­a­rat­ing work­out aimed at not only improv­ing strength, mus­cle tone, and endurance but confi­dence and body image as well. Take the moves from the studio to the club.

Styles of Dancer Conditioning:

Cardio – Focus on elevated heart rate. High impact.
Muscle Building – Focus on strength building. Mid-impact.
Tone – Focus on toning of muscle groups. Low impact.
Pilates/Somatics – Focus on Somatic training. Low impact.
Barre Body® – Focus on promotion of long lean muscles. Low impact.


Who we are:

At Joy of Motion, we are committed to building strong, healthy communities of people who share a universal love of dance by providing high-quality dance education and performances for students and audiences at all ages and stages of development.  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!

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.


Our friendly studio staff is here to help you find the best class.