Joy of Motion Dance Center
WISH LIST: $100: 1 free interactive performance and class for seniors; $500: full semester of free classes for 15 school children; $1000: full scholarship for a youth company dancer
Dance is for Everyone! That is the rallying cry of Joy of Motion Dance Center, which embraces a wide range of dance and dancers from Middle Eastern to flamenco, hip hop to ballet, West African to tap. Students are first-timers and professionals, 13-month to 90-year-olds, tuition-paying students and those in Project Motion Community Outreach for whom all programs are without charge. Motion Express brings free dance classes to 500 children in 10 partner schools in Near Northeast DC. Step Ahead provides 50 DC teens with a 10-week summer dance intensive that is also a job skills and career exploration opportunity. Four hundred children in eight local schools benefit from in-school classes and shows promoting dance as an alternative to drugs, alcohol, and violence. Seniors in Motion enriches the lives of hundreds of older folks through gentle dance and movement experiences at their living and community centers. Making dance accessible regardless of financial means -- through outreach, scholarships, discounts, and affordable classes and performances -- is what it's all about. Spread the joy.
Douglas E. Yeuell
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002