Joy of Motion Dance Center unites dance professionals, students, and audiences by providing exceptional dance education and performances that stimulate a universal love of dance. Our vision is a thriving, creative community that celebrates its diversity through dance.
Hailed “the area’s most comprehensive dance institution” by The Washington Post, Joy of Motion Dance Center is dedicated to providing unparalleled learning and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that Dance is for Everyone. Since our founding in 1976, we have earned a reputation for excellence in dance education, diversity and innovation in programming, and community service.
We have been honored with the Mayor’s Art Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts and the Mayor’s Art Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education.