Workshops/Special Events

Name
Days
Location
HBCU Night @ JOMDC | March 27, 2024
DMV Pro-Allstars
HBCU Night at JOMDC is an opportunity to learn from DMV"S Pro-Allstars! Join us in a series of high energy and satisfyingly challenging and fun dance classes with professional dancers who have made their mark in the professional dance industry. The night will include a Broadway style class, Commercial style class, Majorette Band Dance class, NBA style class and an NFL style class. There will also be an opportunity to network and Buy Black with local Black Owned businesses and brands, sponsored in part by DMV Greenbook. Celebrate HBCU's tonight by repping an HBCU for a chance to win a special Black History Month gift basket! This class is for all levels. Experienced dancers with a goal to audition for a professional dance career are highly recommended to take this class.
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This class is $20.00 for adults and discounted for students: $5.00 for DCPS Students | $10.00 for HBCU Students | $15.00 for General Students | Use promo code for discount!
Promo codes are available for students, email info@joyofmotion.org for your discount!
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Meyer
H Street

Youth Spring 2024

Name
Days
Location
Ballet | 9-13 | Marley
Keira Turner*
The total cost is $500 for the session with monthly payments of $100 automatically charged on the 1st of each month in addition to a $30 registration fee. Students will participate in the Spring Concert.
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Marley
H Street
Hip Hop | 8-11 | Marley
Ariella Bennett*
The total cost is $500 for the session with monthly payments of $100 automatically charged on the 1st of each month in addition to a $30 registration fee. Students will participate in the Spring Concert.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Marley
H Street
Jazz | 10+ | Marley
Samantha Williams*
The total cost is $500 for the session with monthly payments of $100 automatically charged on the 1st of each month in addition to a $30 registration fee. Students will participate in the Spring Concert.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Marley
H Street
Tiny Motion | 2 years | Wood
Ariel Rogers
This class is full
A parent-child class for our youngest dancers that includes circle time, center exercises, across the floor exercises, and a Spring Open House. This class will explore body parts and dance language with an emphasis on creativity and imagination. The total cost for this class is $300 for the term plus a registration fee of $30.00.
Saturday
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Wood
H Street
Jr. Hip Hop | 5-7 | Marley
Arabia Woolfolk*
This class will introduce students to hip hop with an emphasis on musicality, rhythm, sequencing, spatial awareness, and history. It will be Creative Movements with a Hip Hop flavor. Students enhance their motor skills and learn combinations influenced by Hip Hop. The total cost for this class is $400 for the term plus a $30 registration fee. Students will participate in the Spring Concert.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Marley
H Street
Kid Motion | 3-4 | Wood
Ariel Rogers
This class is full
A class for our young dancers that includes circle time, center exercises, across the floor exercises, and a Winter Open House. This class will use creative movement, rhythmic movement, musical instruments, and imagination to introduce students to dance. The total cost for this class is $300 for the term, plus a registration fee of $30.00.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Wood
H Street
Jr. Ballet | 5-7 | Marley
Arabia Woolfolk*
This class will introduce students to ballet with an emphasis on musicality, rhythm, sequencing, spatial awareness, and history. Foundational ballet techniques will be introduced including floor, barre work, and basic ballet terminology. The total cost for this class is $400 for the term plus a $30 registration fee. Students will participate in the Spring Concert.
Saturday
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Marley
H Street
Ballet Motion | 3-4 | Wood
Ariel Rogers
This class is full
A ballet-focused class for our young dancers includes circle time, center exercises, across the floor exercises, and a Winter Open House. This class will use creative movement and imagination to introduce students to ballet. The total cost for this class is $300 for the term, plus a registration fee of $30.00.
Saturday
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Wood
H Street
Jr. Tap | 5-7 | Wood
Shannon Harrison*
This class will introduce students to tap with an emphasis on musicality, rhythm, sequencing, spatial awareness, and history. It will be an introduction to basic Tap foundational steps. The total cost for this class is $400 for the term plus a $30 registration fee. Students will participate in the Spring Concert.
Saturday
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Wood
H Street
Musical Theater | 8-11 | Wood
Mahaylia Griffith*
The total cost is $500 for the session with monthly payments of $100 automatically charged on the 1st of each month plus a $30 registration fee. Students will participate in the Spring Concert.
Saturday
12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Wood
H Street

Adult Classes Spring 2024

Name
Days
Location
Teen/Adult Hip Hop Fusion | Meyer
Monét Fontain
Embark on a rhythmic journey in our dynamic Hip Hop Fusion Dance class, where traditional hip hop moves seamlessly intertwine with elements from various dance styles. This high-energy experience invites dancers of all levels to explore the fusion of contemporary choreography with the urban beats of hip hop music. Develop your individual style, coordination, and confidence as you groove to the latest hits, creating a vibrant and electrifying dance experience like no other.
Monday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Meyer
H Street
Modern | Meyer
Angelita Pollard*
Explore the art of modern dance through the Horton technique. This class focuses on fluid, expressive movements inspired by Lester Horton, building strength and flexibility while delving into creative expression and technique refinement.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Meyer
H Street
Ballet | Marley
Louisa Chapman*
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Meyer
H Street
Beginner Heels Performance | Meyer
Owoade Kadara*
Step into confidence with our Heels Technique class, where dance meets empowerment. This class focuses on mastering movement in heels, blending elements of jazz, hip hop, and contemporary styles. Elevate your posture, poise, and precision while embracing your inner strength and sensuality, creating a dynamic and empowering dance experience.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Meyer
H Street
Jazz Fusion | Meyer
Derek Brown*
the dynamic fusion of jazz and contemporary dance styles in our Jazz Fusion class. Combining the sassy rhythms of jazz with the fluidity of contemporary movement, this class offers a vibrant and expressive dance experience. Develop your versatility, musicality, and individual style as you groove to eclectic beats and explore innovative choreography.
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Meyer
H Street
Contemporary | Meyer
Angelita Pollard*
Join us for a Contemporary Dance, an expressive dance class that combines elements of several genres including Modern, Jazz, & Ballet. Connect mind and body while exploring technique, fluidity, and rhythm in this dynamic class.
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Meyer
H Street
Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet | Canceled 02/29/24
Natasha Czarniewy*
Discover the grace and discipline of ballet in our Beginning Ballet class. Perfect for newcomers, this class focuses on building foundational techniques, posture, and fundamental movements. Develop strength, flexibility, and artistic expression in a welcoming and supportive environment, laying the groundwork for a lifelong love of ballet.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Meyer
H Street
Belly Dance | Meyer
Belly Dancers of Color Collective*
Embark on a captivating journey into the world of Belly Dance. This class invites you to explore the ancient art form, focusing on fluid movements, isolations, and mesmerizing rhythms. Cultivate core strength, grace, and self-expression while immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this enchanting dance style.
Saturday
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Meyer
H Street
Ballet | Meyer
Whitney Brown*
Experience the timeless elegance and precision of Ballet. Our class focuses on classical techniques, emphasizing posture, balance, and graceful movements. From pliés to pirouettes, you'll develop strength, flexibility, and artistry in a nurturing environment, perfect for both beginners and seasoned dancers looking to refine their skills.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Meyer
H Street
Contemporary | Marley
Jesika Howard*
Elevate your dance experience in our Contemporary class with a focus on dynamic floor work. Explore the fusion of modern and ballet techniques while delving into expressive movements close to the ground. Develop strength, fluidity, and artistic storytelling in a class designed to push boundaries and ignite creativity.
Saturday
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Meyer
H Street

Youth Summer Camp 2024

Name
Days
Location
Ballet | Lower Level | July 1 - July 5
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week sessions for Ages 5-9, which provide in-depth training in ballet technique; camps are designed for beginners and “all levels.” Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wood
H Street
Triple Threat! | Upper Level 8+ | July 1 - July 5
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week camp for ages 8+. Dancers will learn work from popular musicals, while incorporating dance into their singing and acting skill sets. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marley
H Street
Summer 2024 Before Care
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
H Street
Ballet | Upper Level 8+ | July 15 - July 19
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week sessions for Ages 10-14, which provide in-depth training in ballet technique; camps are designed for beginners and “all levels.” Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marley
H Street
Dance Around the World | Lower Level | August 5 - August 9
Arabia Woolfolk*
Dancers will learn tradition Indian dance styles. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wood
H Street
Dance Around the World | Upper Level 8+ | July 8 - July 12

Dancers will learn traditional Indian dance styles. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marley
H Street
Hip Hop | Lower Level | July 22 - July 26
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week sessions for Ages 5-9, which provide in-depth training in hip-hop technique; camps are designed for beginners and “all levels.” Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wood
H Street
Hip Hop | Upper Level 8+ | August 5 - August 9
Arabia Woolfolk*
A 1 week camp for students age 10-14 in hip hop technique and choreography. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marley
H Street
Hip Hop | Upper Level 8+ | June 24 - June 28
Auditioning Teacher
A 1 week camp for students age 10-14 in hip hop technique and choreography; students should bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marley
H Street
Hip Hop/Jazz | Lower Level | July 8 - July 12
Arabia Woolfolk*
A blend of jazz and hip hop technique for all levels. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wood
H Street
Hip Hop/Jazz | Upper Level 8+ | August 12 - August 16
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week sessions for Ages 10-14, which provide in-depth training in hip-hop and jazz techniques; camps are designed for beginners as well as “all levels.” Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marley
H Street
Little Pop Stars | Lower Level | August 12 - August 16
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week camp for Ages 5-9, designed for young dancers who love to move to popular music. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wood
H Street
Little Pop Stars | Lower Level | June 24 - June 28
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week camp for Ages 5-9, designed for young dancers who love to move to popular music. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wood
H Street
Making the Movement | Upper Level 8+ | July 29 - August 2
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marley
H Street
Triple Threat! | Lower Level | July 29 - August 2
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week camp for ages 5-9. Dancers will learn work from popular musicals, while incorporating dance into their singing and acting skill sets. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wood
H Street
Triple Threat! | Upper Level 8+ | July 22 - July 26
Arabia Woolfolk*
1-week camp for ages 10-14. Dancers will learn work from popular musicals, while incorporating dance into their singing and acting skill sets. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marley
H Street
What Comes Next? | Lower Level 5-9 | July 15 - July 19
Arabia Woolfolk*
1 week camp for ages 5-9 to learn to move creatively to begin to create choreography. Joy of Motion will provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.
Attire: Comfortable clothes the dancer can move around in and dance shoes, socks, or barefeet.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wood
H Street
Summer 2024 After Care
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
H Street