What’s New at Joy of Motion: November-December 2017


Saturday, Nov 18 – Sunday, Nov 19
at the Jack Guidone Theater (Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights)

Studio to Stage: Dreamweavers celebrates dreams and aspirations through tap, hip hop, Horton, and contemporary modern dance. Featuring Community Dance School students in Studio to Stage classes and Devenio in Motion students. Buy Tickets Here.

Saturday, Nov 25 @ 2:30 PM
at Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights

Tap Improv Workshop with Michelle Michaels. Review tap improvisation basics and then enjoy an open  “jam” to apply the skills that you’ve learned. Sign up online.

Saturday, Dec 2 @ 7 PM
at the Lisner Auditorium

2017 Fall Youth Concert features Joy of Motion’s Youth Dance Ensemble, American Dance Conservatory, and Youth Performance Companies and showcases 150 dedicated hip hop, modern, ballet, jazz, and tap students. Buy Tickets Here.

Wednesday, Dec 6 – Sunday Dec 17
at all three studios

December auditions for select Youth Performance Companies and the Youth Dance Ensemble (Level 2 @ H Street ONLY) run from Dec. 6 to 17, as well as trial classes for our new youth company, Shades. Learn more right here.

Saturday, Dec 9 @ 8 PM
at the Jack Guidone Theater (Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights)

Joy of Motion Dance Center presents two of this season’s Resident Companies in “SPLIT: Motion X Dance DC and UpRooted Dance” in Concert. Motion X Dance DC (Artistic Director, Stephanie Dorrycott and Halle Schulman) and UpRooted Dance (Artistic Director, Keira Hart-Mendoza) present a dynamic evening of works from two of DC’s most exciting dance companies. Buy Tickets Here.

Saturday, Dec 16 @ 7 PM
at the Jack Guidone Theater (Joy of Motion • Friendship Heights)

LEAP! Process. Glimpse the inner workings of Joy of Motion’s conservatory-style training program for adult dancers.

Monday, Dec 18 – Wednesday, Dec. 20
at Joy of Motion | H Street

“Intro to Improvisation and Composition,” a three-session workshop with Hayley Cutler, will introduce you to improvisation as an expressive dance form and as a means of developing your own choreography, culminating in an informal showing. Sign up right here.