Youth Dance Ensemble Audtions (3rd-7th)
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Joy of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights
5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Since 1976, Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) has served as a leader in dance education in the greater Washington, DC area. The Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE) is JOMDC’s elite program for the developing young dancer, consisting of Senior and Junior level dance companies and preparatory levels for 1st through 8th grades. Admission is by audition only.
“Rarely does one see young people so well trained performing with such joy and abandon. These youngsters danced their hearts out, and knew what they were doing, and looked splendid.”
-Naima Prevots, The Dance View Times, Professor Emerita, American University
This pre-collegiate program, with core classes in ballet, jazz and modern, provides an experience that inspires excellence in dance, education and life. The guided curriculum for the program is based upon the National Dance Education Organization standards for learning and teaching dance in the arts (www.ndeo.org). In addition to core classes, the YDE program incorporates supplemental study in additional dance forms, dance history, improvisation and composition, as well as artist residencies and numerous performance opportunities to create a unique, rewarding and enriching learning experience. The Ensemble has performed at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Dance Place, Publick Playhouse, The Lincoln Theater, The Arts Club of Washington, THEARC, the J-CC of greater Washington and at special events and festivals such as Dance Bethesda, Imagination Bethesda, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival, among others.