Welcome to the Fall 2018 Session! | You Can Still Register!

Ballet | Broadway Jazz | Creative Movement | Dance Basics | Flamenco | Hip Hop | Jazz | Modern | Pointe | Tap | Toddlers in Motion

TO ENROLL: you can peruse the weekly schedule below! Once you have a class (or two) in mind, please CLICK HERE to navigate to our MindBody system and you can register your student from there. WAITLISTS: numerous classes are full, but we are happy to add you to a waitlist.

PLEASE NOTE: series classes do not meet on Wednesday (9/19) for Yom Kippur, so Wednesday classes will next meet on 9/26; please let us know if you run into any trouble registering for a Wednesday class |  2018-19 Session Dates

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Without hesitation, I can say Joy if Motion is truly a phenomenal dance school. The professionalism, passion, and skill of the instructors is unmatched. Instructors have a perfect balance of challenging, supporting, and engaging the students so the dancers are not only learning and perfecting their craft, but having fun at the same time.The “whole child” approach of Joy of Motion, mixed with the talented instructors, makes this dance studio incredibly unique in the Washington, DC area.”
— Katherine O., parent (Winter 2018 – present)


NOTE: the schedule can take a couple moments to load, so please stand by! To enroll in a class, please CLICK HERE to navigate to our MindBody system. (You cannot enroll through the schedule below.) Classes without the “space available!” sticker are full.

Session Dates:
Fall: September 11 – ­December 16 (13 weeks)
Fall Break: November 20 – 25
* Monday classes will meet on Nov. 19

Winter: January 7 – March 31 (12 weeks)
Winter/Spring Break: April 15-21

Spring: April 1 – June 8 (9 weeks)
JoyFest Performances: Sunday, June 9
Summer Break: June 10 – 16

Summer: June 17­ – August 25 (10 weeks)

2018 Studio Closures:
Sept. 3 (Labor Day) – closed
Sept. 10 (Rosh Hashanah) – closed
Sept. 19 (Yom Kippur) – open for adult drop-in only
Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving) – closed
Dec. 24-25 (Christmas Eve and Day) – closed
Dec. 31 – closing at 2PM

Performance Info:
Most Winter/Spring classes for Grades 1-12 perform at the Joy of Motion Dance Festival on Sunday June 10th. There are a small number of Spring-Only classes that also perform there. All such classes will say “JoyFest” in the class name.

“What To Wear” Info:
We have a short blog post about selecting dance attire!

Please Note: need-based financial aid (full and partial awards) is available for all youth programs. Learn more right here

Schedules and Info By Age:

Policies and Important Information

Community Dance School Overview - Youth
Assistance with Sign-Ups
Levels & Age Groups
General Policies
Youth Program Guidelines
Class Makeup Policies
Tuition, Payment, Payment Plans, and Financial Aid