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Joy of Motion Dance Center



Biography

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.

For more information about Joy of Motion Dance Center, please visit www.joyofmotion.org .

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Watch Past Performances

Video 1/21/2018: Joy of Motion Dance Center

Joy of Motion presents an evening of fun, participatory dance, inspiring audience members of all ages to be fit and healthy in the new year. Dress ready to move!

Presented in collaboration with Joy of Motion.

Video 1/7/2018: Target Family Night: Joy of Motion Dance Center

Dance into the New Year with Joy of Motion Dance Center! Faculty member Kelly Kunst will lead a dance cardio and conditioning class, inspiring you to keep moving, build your endurance, and keep your resolutions in 2018.

Presented in collaboration with Joy of Motion.

Video 1/5/2018: Joy of Motion Dance Center's Youth Dance Ensemble

Joy of Motion’s Youth Dance Ensemble Level 3, Level 4, and Company students will present an evening of mixed repertory by faculty and guest artists including Sarah Beth Oppenheim, Candace Scarborough, Mat Elder, Abby Leithart, and Jenifer Dobbins.

Presented in collaboration with Joy of Motion.

Video 10/31/2017: Joy of Motion Dance Center

Joy of Motion Dance Center invites you to experience the motion and music of Rocky Horror just in time for Halloween. 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. Dancers of all levels are welcome!

Video 4/27/2017: Arts & Wellness: Joy of Motion Dance Center

Arts & Wellness: Joy of Motion Dance Center returns with Estella and Daniel Paredez in another evening of fun and fitness for all. Please dress in clothing that you can move in for this flamenco class.

Presented in collaboration with Kennedy Center Sound Health.

Video 3/12/2017: Arts & Wellness: Joy of Motion Dance Center

Arts & Wellness: Joy of Motion Dance Center returns to lead another evening of fun and fitness for all to participate in. Please dress in clothing that you can move in for a Pop Jazz class!

Video 2/26/2017: Arts & Wellness: Joy of Motion Dance Center

Arts & Wellness: Joy of Motion Dance Center returns to lead another evening of fun and fitness for all to participate in. This Hip-Hop class, titled "Hip-Hop for Everyone," prepares the beginner to get over their fear of freestyle dance and learn to groove and move to the music. Please dress in clothing that you can move in.

Video 1/29/2017: Joy of Motion Dance Center: Modern Contemporary with Jenifer Dobbins

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Jenifer Dobbins leads its final dance fitness class for the month, focused on modern contemporary instruction.

Video 1/23/2017: Joy of Motion Dance Center: West African Dance and Live Drumming with Samantha Salters

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Samantha Salters leads a West African & Live Drumming dance fitness class, with instruction offered for all abilities and levels of instruction.

Video 1/12/2017: Joy of Motion Dance Center: Afro-Cuban Salsa with Angela Ingram

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Angela Ingram leads an Afro-Cuban salsa dance fitness class, with instruction offered for all abilities.

Joy of Motion Dance Company