What’s New With Joy of Motion? – October 2017

A simple monthly digest of one-time events, including workshops, master classes, and performances. Start making your dance plans now!

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 6 @ 8:30 AM

Morning Out Zumba with Tanya Nuchols
Community Dance School Workshop
Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights
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Craving a dance class to jump-start your day? We have you covered. Parents and guardians will enjoy a high-energy, one-hour Zumba class, with childcare for ages 2 and above. Enjoy some bagels, OJ, and social time afterwards.

FRIDAY, OCT. 6 @ 8 PM
SATURDAY, OCT 7 @ 2 PM and 8 PM

VelocityDC Dance Festival, featuring DC Contemporary Dance Theatre/El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea
Joy of Motion Resident Company
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW
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The 9th Annual Velocity DC Dance Festival features DC Contemporary Dance Theatre/El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea (Miya Hisaka, Founder/Artistic Director), a 2017-18 Resident Company at Joy of Motion.

SATURDAY, OCT 7 @ 5 PM

Modern Master Class with Tiffany Rea-Fisher
Dance Institute Master Class
Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights
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This modern dance Master Class draws upon Pilates, Yoga, Modern, and Contemporary. Rea-Fisher is the Artistic Director of Elisa Monte Dance and on the faculty at the Joffrey School of the Ballet.

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 @ 7:30 PM

Recovering From and Preventing Dance Injuries with Cynthia Weiss, PT, CLT-UE
Community Dance School Workshop
Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights
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Learn common movement patterns that create unnecessary stress and lead to injury, as well as how to align yourself and better support movements from your core — then return to dance class more empowered and confident.

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 @ 7:30 PM

Community Event: AVAdance Jam with Michelle Ava
Community Dance School Workshop
Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights
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Facilitators from AVAdance will invite participants to move in an improvisational and expressive fashion while offering movement suggestions, followed by an hour-long dance flow, exploring a variety of styles, moods, and tempos.

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 @ 8 PM

Salsa Social with Kat Flores
Community Dance School
Joy of Motion | Atlas
We are hosting a night of Latin Dance — come dance the night away! Following 30 minutes of salsa instruction, we will have two hours of open dancing.

FRIDAY, OCT. 27 @ 7 PM

Thriller on H Street
Community Dance School
Joy of Motion | Atlas
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Our Halloween favorite is back! Learn the iconic Thriller dance with Christie Horan and then take to H Street for a group performance.

TUESDAY, OCT. 31 @ 6 PM

Rocky Horror with Joy of Motion
Community Dance School
Kennedy Center | Millennium
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Experience the motion and music of Rocky Horror on Halloween evening. Core faculty members Jenifer Dobbins and Angela Ingram will teach “The Time Warp,” and other iconic choreography from the 1975 film, followed by a performance in the Grand Foyer.

Community Dance School

Classes and workshops that train, inspire, and support dancers of all ages and stages of development.
Drop-in classes (adults), Series Classes (youth & adults), Summer camps (youth), Intro to Dance, Social Dance, Workshops.

Dance Institute

Rigorous conservatory-style training programs for youth and adult students dedicated to dance. Youth Dance Ensemble, American Dance Conservatory, and LEAP! Program for Adults, Master Classes.

Motion Exchange

Programs to strengthen communities and improve education through dance. In-school and after-school dance education, integration, & residencies. Free educational concerts.
Step Ahead (summer employment program for older youth).

Center Stage

Concerts and performances that entertain and enlighten audiences, building appreciation and support for the art of dance. Joy of Motion Dance Festival, Studio to Stage, Youth Performance Companies, presented works.