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, in Fall 2017, Joy of Motion has provided 117 need-based awards, with the average award covering 93% of tuition costs.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Youth Financial Aid program right here.


School Year 2017-2018: Application Process

Applications for Winter/Spring 2018 can be downloaded here:

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 the Fall Session, Youth Companies, and Dance Institute has passed.

We will start accepting Winter/Spring applications on November 10, 2017.

The deadline for Winter/Spring applications is January 1, 2018.

Mailing Address:
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 we can find a good solution.

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.