10 Ways to Redefine Yourself in the New Year at Joy of Motion

Joy of Motion Dance Center recently did a Twitter promotion – 10 Ways to Redefine Yourself in the New Year. The idea behind the promotion which offered 10 free classes was that you can be any type of dancer you want to be. The free classes gave dancers an opportunity to try different styles in order to help them redefine their dance identity.


Check out those moves!

Inspired by the message of redefining yourself in the New Year and taking advantage of the benefits of being a work study, I decided to create a project for myself. Starting Monday, January 3rd I’ll be taking 10 different classes in 10 days at Joy of Motion Dance Center. The schedule will be similar to the 10 free classes from the Twitter promotion with a few differences due to scheduling. The 10 days of classes will culminate on my birthday, Wednesday, January 12th.

After each class, I plan on taking a picture with the teacher (if they’re cool with that) and anyone else who wants to be featured on my blog. I hope this project will motivate you to take class and to redefine yourself as a dancer in 2011. Below is the schedule of classes I plan on taking. See you on the dance floor!

Date Time Class Teacher Location Level
Mon, 1/3 6:30pm-7:30pm Zumba Chris Atlas All levels
Tues, 1/4 7pm-8:30pm Afro-Jazz Tyrone Bethesda Advanced beginner
Wed, 1/5 6:30pm-7:30pm Revolution Heidi Friendship Heights All levels
Thur, 1/6 7:30pm-8:30pm Hip Hop Jenny Atlas Beginner
Fri, 1/7 7:30pm-9pm Street Jazz Maurice Bethesda Advanced beginner
Sat, 1/8 12pm-1pm Kukuwa Dance Workout Fatima Atlas All levels
Sun, 1/9 11am-12pm HIP Miasia Bethesda All levels
Mon, 1/10 8pm-9:30pm Contemporary Jazz Ashley Atlas Low intermediate
Tues, 1/11 7:30pm-9pm Modern Helanius Friendship Heights Low intermediate
Wed, 1/12 8pm-9:15pm Hip Hop Gary Friendship Heights Low intermediate

About Cecile
Cecile Oreste is an arts marketing and public relations professional living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @cecileoreste.

13 Responses to 10 Ways to Redefine Yourself in the New Year at Joy of Motion

  1. Luis Gomez says:

    Great post. I might do this with you. I like the picture!

  2. melissa says:

    Can others of us sign up / do the prmotion? or is it closed? looks cool!

    • Cecile says:

      The Twitter promotion they did started before Christmas and ended before New Years. Everyone was able to take free classes then. I wasn’t able to go, but thought it would be fun to do a challenge of my own to start off 2011.

  3. emmajoan says:

    I can’t wait to hear about Revolution! Go Cecile!

  4. Pingback: 1st Way to Redefine Yourself: Zumba with Chris at Joy of Motion/Atlas « danceDC

  5. This is a very cool challenge. I’ve heard that street jazz is fun, I’m looking forward to hearing your take on it!

    • Cecile says:

      Thanks, Lisa! Would love to see you on the dance floor if you can make it. My birthday is next Wednesday too so hopefully will do some post dance drinks.

  6. Pingback: 2nd Way to Redefine Yourself: Afro-Jazz with Tyrone at Joy of Motion/Bethesda « danceDC

  7. LK says:

    nice moves…are you a dancer?

    I miss taking classes with you! hold it down without me!

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