Dance Institute Auditions for Youth: 2019-20


Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE) and Broadway Dance Academy (BDA) are Joy of Motion’s pre-collegiate, conservatory-style programs in modern & ballet and jazz & tap respectively.


Sign up for a placement audition online

Audition Location: Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights

Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 PM – Grades 3-12
at Joy of Motion | Bethesda

Saturday, August 24 at 3 PM – Grades 3-12*
at Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights

(*) Interested youth who are entering Grades 1-2 in Fall 2019 should email; we do not require auditions for this age group.

To learn more about YDE, please click here | To learn more about BDA, please click here


Where do these programs meet and rehearse?
BDA currently meets at Bethesda only. YDE meets at both Bethesda and Friendship Heights. We also have a level of YDE that meets only at H Street. (But everyone will audition together at Friendship Heights.)

Should current dancers audition?
Yes, we ask that current students audition for placement each year!

Do YDE and BDA students audition together?
Yes, the audition will include ballet, jazz, and modern, plus an optional tap section for BDA students.

Can I audition even if I am on the fence about joining?
Of course! The audition is an enjoyable free class and a great opportunity to learn more about the program.