June 10th, 2018 @ Joy of Motion | H Street & Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights

Free & Open to the Public

JoyFest serves as the year-end performance event for students in Community Dance School classes (Grades 1-12). Students have the opportunity to showcase the skills and technique that they have developed in a festive, low-stress environment and to celebrate their friends and fellow dancers.

H Street Class Performance Schedule | Friendship Heights & Bethesda Performance Schedule | Attire to Bring From Home List

Classes that meet at Friendship Heights AND/OR Bethesda will perform at the Jack Guidone Theatre at Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights; classes that meet at H Street will perform at Joy of Motion | H Street. Each class will perform in one show and shows will be held between 9 AM and 7PM at Friendship Heights and between 10 AM and 1 PM at H Street.

Call Time
Dancers should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time of their show; e.g.: dancers in the 10 AM show at H Street should be there by 9:30 AM. Dancers in the H Street show should use the main studio entrance and meet in the Marley or Wood studio; dancers in the Friendship Heights shows should use the rear entrance (enter the alley from Ignomar Street) to the studio and gather in Studio C. (We’ll have folks on hand to help!) We recommend using public transit (or bikes or feet) since parking may be limited. *Dancers should arrive already in costume!

Tickets & Seating
Because we will be indoors with limited space, family and/or friends of the dancers in that specific show will have first priority for seating. Each dancer will have seats for three guests to their show. To claim those seats, you should arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the show and provide your dancer’s name at the box office. Any remaining seats will then be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, as space allows. As the venues are relatively small, everyone will have a good view of the stage! There is no charge for any of the shows. NOTE: we strongly recommend that you arrive between 10-20 minutes before your dancer’s show is scheduled to start (so not too early and not too late). We have a small lobby space with limited seating and we cannot seat anyone early in theatre. As the venues are relatively small, everyone will have a good view of the stage!

Once the shows begin, we will NOT have late seating or early dismissal, as it is distracting for the dancers. The H Street shows will be 40-45 minutes long and the Friendship Heights-based shows will be 30 minutes long. You are welcome to take photos or video as long as you absolutely, positively do not use a flash. (We also request that you not to hold up an iPad and block the view of those seated behind you!)

Schedule Changes
* The YDE Company will be moving to the 9 AM show at Friendship Heights.
* Devenio in Motion will be opening the 10:20 AM show at Friendship Heights.
* Street Jazz 2 will now close the 10:20 AM show at Friendship Heights.
* Rhythmix will now open the 1 PM show at Friendship Heights.

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Frequently Asked Questions - JoyFest 2018

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