Joy of Motion Dance Center is committed to access and inclusion in our youth programming. We do not turn any student away for inability to pay, and we want to work with our families to make long-term, high-level dance education possible.
To date, Joy of Motion has provided 136 need-based awards for 2017-18, with the average award covering 93% of tuition costs.
Make a tax-deductible donation to the Youth Financial Aid program right here.
School Year & Summer 2017-18: Application Process
Applications for Spring and Summer 2018 can be downloaded here:
Feel free to email FinancialAid@joyofmotion.org with any questions.
Remember to indicate which studio your child would like to attend and whether he/she is enrolling in weekly classes or a youth performance company (YPC).
Please note: students approved for financial aid during the school year no longer need to submit an extension form to enroll in summer camps and classes.
The deadline for the Fall Session, Winter and Winter/Spring Sessions, Youth Companies, and Dance Institute has passed.
We will start accepting Spring and Summer applications on January 2, 2018.
The deadline for Spring applications is March 1, 2018. The deadline for Summer applications (including camps) is June 15, 2018.
Joy of Motion Dance Center
c/o Youth Financial Aid
1638 R Street NW – Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
* If mailing or emailing your application is not possible, please reach out so that we can find a good solution.
Dance Institute “Promise Scholarship”
This merit-based award covers 50% of tuition costs for a youth student in Joy of Motion’s Dance Institute. The purpose of the award is to encourage and applaud participation in conservatory-style training among those who are traditionally under-represented in the art of dance — including boys, non-binary youth, youth of color, and youth with disabilities. The 2017-18 Promise Scholarship is made possible by individual donors.
The recipient will be selected annually through the Dance Institute audition process.