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.

Series Classes

SERIES CLASSES: Digital multi-week classes for youth and adults that are curriculum based. Focused on building technical skills, honing specific techniques, and working towards greater mastery of a style.
4-20 students in a class.

Drop In Classes

DROP IN CLASSES: Individual digital classes offered on a regular schedule for adults. These classes focus on developing artistry in a given style, fun, and/or fitness.
4-100+ students in a class.

Workshops, Masterclasses, and Special Events

Classes and events that are offered outside of the normal schedule for our community! Feat. guest teaching artists, webinars or classes focused on history, film screenings, & more.

Performing Ensembles & Classes

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES & CLASSES: Coming soon! Digital multi-week classes and performance ensembles for dancers serious about performing onstage and onscreen.