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 189 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 2018-19 Application Process:

Application forms for the coming school year will be available on this page in July 2018.

Feel free to email 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 all 2017-18 School Year & Summer Programs has passed.

We will start accepting 2018-19 School Year applications on July 10, 2018.

* We accept applications by email only. If 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.

Financial Aid FAQs:

Should I enroll in a class before or after applying for aid?
If we received aid for School Year 2016-17 or Summer 2017, should we apply in September?
If I received financial aid for Fall 2017, do I need to re-apply for winter or spring?
What if I did not file tax returns last year or requested an extension?
If I’m approved for financial aid, how do I enroll?
My child was accepted into a youth company, American Dance Conservatory, or the Youth Dance Ensemble. Can we apply for aid?

Do you have questions or need assistance regarding financial aid?
Contact us.