Joy of Motion will celebrate its 33rd anniversary next Saturday, October 17th at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

Last year, I performed at Inside/Out as part of Doug Yeuell’s Jazz Performance Class. This class was a fantastic opportunity to watch the choreographic process come together in a short period of time. Normally, JOM student performances are in a small studio theater. But the anniversary concert was on the beautiful stage in the brand new Atlas Performing Arts Center. Student group performances were interspersed with well-known professional DC groups.EDGEWORKS Dance Theater performed right before us and it was such a thrill to see them from the wings, not to mention share a stage with them.

This year’s concert presents "the spectrum of dance that JOMDC features, with performances by Furia Flamenca, Nomad Dancers, DCypher Dance, Jazz Factor, Youth Dance Ensemble, Step Ahead, student performances in works by Douglas Yeuell, Aysha Upchurch and Helen Hayes, and more. Pre-show performances by Groove Elements, AVAdance and ImproVolution DC. A post-show reception will close out the evening." What a great opportunity to support DC dancers, both budding and established, perform in a beautiful facility in front of an enthusiastic audience.

Here is a preview video:


Inside/Out Joy of Motion Dance Center On Stage
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002
Tickets: $25 in advance/$30 at the door