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Joy of Motion Dance Center


Founded in 1976, Joy of Motion Dance Center provides high quality dance education and performance experiences that reinforce the principle that the art of Dance is for Everyone. Joy of Motion is committed to building strong, healthy communities of people who dance professionally and avocationally, attend dance performances, and who support dancers at all ages and stages of development.

Every week, Joy of Motion offers over 350 hours of classes and workshops to thousands of youth and adults at three studio locations across the metro DC region. The broad spectrum of dance classes, festivals, and performances fall into four primary programs: Community Dance School, Dance Institute, Neighborhood Steps, and Performance Program.

Joy of Motion has earned a reputation for excellence in dance education, diversity, and innovation in programming and community service. It has been honored with the Mayor’s Arts Awards for Excellence in Service to the Arts and Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education. Joy of Motion is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that receives support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

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