What can you get with a 10-class pass?

Joe’s 10-class pass is a beautiful thing. For $110, only $11 per class, you get access to 10 of Joe’s Movement Emporium’s movement classes. This means you can mix it up week by week depending on the type of movement your body needs.

Take a look at some of the ways you can move at Joe’s with a 10-class pass!

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MONDAY

6:30 – 7:30 pm Vinyasa Yoga with Brooke Kidd: A great class for beginner to intermediate yoga students looking for the perfect way to unwind after the start of the week. Brooke Kidd is an experience and gentle instructor who gives lots of variations for all levels of experience.
6:30 – 7:30 pm Pilates with Tyecia Powell: Get pumped up for your week with upbeat instructor Ty Powell. Baltimore house tunes and endless encouragement get you through an hour of interval training and pilates moves. Your core will thank you.

TUESDAY

7:30 – 8:30 pm Hip Hop Dance with Kendra Johnson: Looking for a hip hop class for you or your teen – look no further. Kendra Johnson’s fun class moves and grooves to classic tunes and requires no previous dance knowledge or experience. Bring a friend and learn some new moves!
8:30 – 9:30 pm Dancehall with Erica Rae: Discover the world of dancehall to a driving Caribbean beat with Erica Rae’s Dancehall class. If you’re looking to move, sweat, and feel great in your body, this is the class for you.

WEDNESDAY

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Gentle Yoga with Brooke Kidd: A great class for those with limited mobility, recovering from an injury, or brand new to yoga. Transitions between movements are done carefully and positions are given with many variations so one is ever left out.
7 – 8 pm Salsa with Chivonnie Gius: Instructor Chivonnie Guis brings salsa back to Joe’s with this fun salsa class perfect for individuals or partners. No dance experience or partner is needed. Salsa with Chivonnie allows for beginners to learn new moves and more experienced dancers to develop further.
8 – 9 pm Off the Wall Dance with Rakeem & Chris: Friends Rakeem and Chris bring the moves of Michael Jackson to the studio with Off the Wall Dance. Beginners are welcome to get in and get grooving with the style and flair of the Kind of Pop.

THURSDAY

6 – 7 pm Pilates with Tyecia Powell: Mount Rainier residents will love the time of this class. With a 6 pm start time you’re done with your workout by 7 pm and home in time to walk the dog! We love that this upbeat class makes your muscles ache in the best way possible the next day.
7 – 8 pm Tai Chi with Normon Greene: Take it slow and enjoy the movement through the study of Tai Chi Chun long form.

SATURDAY

9:30 – 11:00 am Advanced Vinyasa Yoga with Brooke Kidd: A class for students more comfortable with vinyasa flow. Here you’ll find diversity in ages, sizes and body types. Anyone and everyone will feel at home in our studio filled with beautiful morning light.

SUNDAY

5 – 6:30 pm Vinyasa Yoga with Hermione Rhones: A wonderful class for a student looking for a little extra TLC from their instructor. Rhones is hands on with her adjustments and gives the most beautiful little massage to all her students during final shavasana.

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Robot Studio Workshop for ages 10 – 14

Joe’s welcomes Robot Studio Workshop for ages 10 – 14 starting October 21st!

Robot Studio Workshop

Robot Studio Workshops get kids coding in minutes, even kids who are terrified of math and kids who have no experience coding. The secret? Sphero a playful robot that introduces kids to the world of robotics and computer science in a unique and engaging way.

Sphero also lets kids discover and experience fundamental STEM principles and theories in practice. In Robot/Studio Workshop I, students explore Newton’s Laws of Motion through a series of challenging activities. They learn how to problem solve, think scientifically and create unique solutions, the same way that programmers, scientists and engineers do in the real world.

The workshop seeks to ease anxiety around math and science by letting kids learn by doing, guided by their natural sense of curiosity and playfulness.

In a future where coding and STEM will be as important as reading and writing, Sphero instills the desire to create and explore using the language and tools of tomorrow.

To Register:

  1. Click here
  2. Go to ONLINE STORE tab
  3. Select Series and Memberships
  4. Choose Robot Studio Workshop

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Instructor Wail Khalid

WKhalid_Headshot_SquareWail Khalid comes to Joe’s with over a decade of experience producing video for public television and non-profit organizations and a lifelong interest in technology. In 2013, Wail discovered a passion for working with young adults while producing a promotional video for a youth center. Using a workshop model, Wail developed and implemented a curriculum that gives young adults insight and tools to decoding, critically analyzing, and creating visual media. Wail also recognized the need to empower young minds by demystifying the technology that dominates many of today’s life experiences. He developed a hands-on workshop that not only teaches coding and robotics, but also brings fundamental scientific theories and engineering concepts to life. His hope is that this approach to learning will inspire the next generation of programmers, engineers, scientists and garage tinkerers. 

Wail Khalid has BA in Anthropology from the American University in Cairo, an MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York City and a Cambridge ESL Certification from Academia in Basel, Switzerland.

WHAT: Robot Studio Workshop Series for Kids

WHERE: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

WHEN: Saturdays, October 21st – December 16th (except November 25th) 10 am – 12:30 pm

AGES: 10 – 14

COST: $250 for all 8 weeks

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UpSpring Studio Presents POP – June 4th

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Sunday June 4th at 4pm
In the future, everyone will be famous.

In this aerial dance production, UpSpring Aerial Lab uses pop art as inspiration for new work in aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance trapeze, mini lyra, and poi. Featuring work inspired by Andy Warhol, Marisol, Roy Lichtenstein, May Wilson, Claes Oldenburg and more. Tickets $20 adults, $10 children and seniors at joesmovement.org. Children 2 and under free in an adult’s lap.

PURCHASENOWConcession sales at this event will benefit arts programs at Mount Rainier Elementary School. Proceeds from ticket sales help UpSpring to purchase new equipment and supplies to keep our students safe.

 

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Finding Your Breath
with Kirsty Little
Sunday, May 21st from 12-2pm

What makes an aerialist unique? How can you take commonly used aerial skills and make them your own? In this workshop, Kirsty will show you how!

Discover the influence of breath on gesture, movement quality, and emotion. Students of all levels will learn to use breath to direct their focus and actions as they execute familiar tricks and movement patterns. Students will leave with new tools that will help them layer their movement with a quality that makes it original. This workshop is for students of any level, from beginner to advanced, who wish to enhance their awareness of breath in their movements. No prerequisites other than a willingness to explore something new. $70. Click here to register or email upspringstudio@gmail.com with questions.

Note: This workshop has a minimum enrollment of 3 students and a maximum of 8.

Kirsty has been a circus performer for 25 years. She has performed everywhere from the street carnivals of Italy to major corporate events, from Buckingham Palace to Tokyo. Kirsty recently won the Guinness World Record for greatest number of syncronized silks performers. She is interested in aerial movement that takes the audience beyond the WOW of tricks and transports them into a journey through the performer’s vocabulary. (Photo credit Levi Gerschowitz)

 

Miz Washington is at rest … but Ally will be back at Joe’s Movement Emporium on Thursday May 11th

On behalf of all of us at Ally Theatre Company, we thank you for your generous support as we kicked off our residency at Joe’s Movement Emporium. From our beautiful grand opening night celebration to our first standing ovation to this Sunday’s packed house and post-show talkback with playwright James Ijames, we are feeling blessed. Your enthusiasm and encouragement mean so much!

Miz Washington is now on a mini-hiatus but we’ll be back for 7 final performances on Thursday May 11th. Don’t miss your chance to see our inaugural production. We must close on May 20th!

While we take a break, here are several ways you can continue to support us.

Support our best supporters! Check out other great programming at Joe’s Movement Emporium!

Support our Artists by participating in our Artist Sponsorship Program

Word of mouth is our best support! Tell everyone you know about Miz Washington and encourage them to see the show before we close on May 20th!

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New classes will get you bikini 👙 ready in no time at Joe’s!

TWO New Ways to Move at Joe’s!

Joe’s staff are putting their 10-class passes to work to get fit and feel fabulous for beach season!

WATCH HERE: Infero Pilates at Joe’s from Joe’s Movement Emporium on Vimeo.

Looking for new ways to move at Joe’s? We’ve got two BRAND NEW classes with INCREDIBLE instructors who are ready to take you from winter flubber to a summer beach bod!

A warm welcome to Ty Powell and Monica Brinn to the Joe’s family. Ty and Monica’s classes will be on the Joe’s 10-class pass system. This means if you already have a 10-class pass, it’ll be easy to try these new gut busting and butt shaping classes. If you don’t have a 10-class pass, we recommend you get one, immediately.

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unnamed-1Inferno Pilates with Ty Powell
MONDAYS AT 6:30 PM
THURSDAYS AT 6 PM

This full body workout is designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve overall health. It is performed on a yoga mat, with low impact, aimed to protect your joints and muscles from the pounding of other exercises. The interval aspect of this workout helps keeps your heart rate up and allows you to engage in a great cardio/full-body workout.

Ty tells us, “we play music, I encourage people to dance, smile, encourage others near them, and most importantly, to have fun and run their own race.”

13710540_1134537309949903_7713403326232311115_oHatha-Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates with Monica Brinn
TUESDAYS AT 6:30 PM

Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates fusion classes are suitable to all levels, and instruction will include variations to challenge more intermediate students and to develop more beginner students.

If you have never practiced yoga, please feel free to begin your journey here! If you have been practicing for years, please come to continue your journey, and to deepen your practice. Classes will include breath integration, deep stretching, balance and core work, sun salutations, a variety of postures and relaxation.

13728928_1133839886686312_1594808047913237939_nMonica has graciously offered her first two weeks of classes, April 18th and April 25th, for FREE! Register today!

Ty’s last week of classes were already offered for free, her classes are $13 to drop in, or use your 10-class pass. Have commitment issues and want to try her class free for the first time? Contact Neena@joesmovement.org for details.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Dancers Source Local Community to Re-Imagine Overlooked Spaces

NextLOOK Artist, Orange Grove Dance will be exploring the unique spaces within a one-mile radius of Joe’s Movement Emporium.

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On Friday, April 14th at 7 pm Joe’s Movement Emporium in partnership with Maryland National Capital Park & Planning, Maryland State Arts Council, and The Clarice present Orange Grove Dance as a part of the NextLOOK series. Dance, film and projection will be used to zoom into and magnify the intimate nooks and crevices of seemingly familiar spaces and, in turn, bring those outside spaces inside the walls of Joe’s. The evening begins at Joe’s 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 and ends up at Brentwood Arts Exchange at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722 after a choose-your-own-adventure tour of Joe’s one mile radius. Pay-what-you-wish tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite. Recommend cost is $15 per person.

About The 1 Mile Radius Project – Experience Space Differently

Orange Grove Dance artistic directors Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves state, “we are interested in how dance, film, and projection can conduct memory mapping of the less noticed, possibly forgotten parts of our seemingly familiar spaces. [During our residency] We want to zoom into and magnify the intimate nooks and over stepped crevices of the area.” Krogol and Reeves will be in residency at Joe’s Movement Emporium conducting interviews and developing the work during the week prior to their April 14th showing. Krogol and Reeves have already begun sourcing the community for stories, photos and memories of spaces in and around the communities of Mt. Rainier and Brentwood, MD. Their journey can be followed on twitter at @followtheorange.

Those interested in contributing to the project can through tweeting at or emailing the Orange Grove Dance. More information can be found by clicking here.

About Orange Grove Dance 

Krogol and Reeves are dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, and teaching artists. They hold Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Florida and together are the Artistic Directors of Orange Grove Dance, a multi-media dance company that creates visually athletic experiences through the lenses of dance, film, and design. Though both originally hail from Florida, the formative years of the company (since 2007) were spent in New York City. Currently, they reside in the DC area and are pursuing MFA’s in Dance at The University of Maryland.

More information can be found online at www.orangegrovedance.com.

About the NextLOOK Series

Joe’s Movement Emporium and The Clarice in College Park, MD are partnered for their third season of NextLOOK. Established in 2014, this application-based program gives regionally-based performing artists the time, space and dollars to develop new work with the opportunity to deepen the audience’s interaction and involvement through previews, workshops and feedback sessions.

More information can be found by clicking here.

 

Aerial Yoga for the Average “Joe” at Joe’s

IMG_4206Find yourself sighing over perfectly instagrammed yoga goddesses folded into a flower wearing nothing by Lycra? SIGH NO MORE. You and your beautiful body can benefit from and experience the magic of aerial yoga right here in Mount Rainier, MD.

Join UpSpring Studio’s Kirsty Little Mondays at Joe’s Movement Emporium for an aerial yoga class that is accessible and enjoyable for bodies of all ages and abilities. Little describes her class as a”a combination of aerial fabrics, yoga poses, with a healthy does of humor.”

WHAT: Aerial Yoga

WHEN: Mondays at 12 noon (hour long class)

WHERE: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD

HOW MUCH: $35 to drop in. Register online at: upspringstudio.com/classes

Leave your fears on the ground and work with Kirsty and fellow classmates in comfort and safety on low-hung hammocks. The material and force of gravity provide gentle aids to increase your flexibility, strength and balance. Whether you’re a beginner in yoga/aerial or experienced in both, you’re welcome! Little reminds us, “you can never get too strong or too stretchy!”

Instructor Kirsty Little brings to the class her years of aerial training and a humor based approach that gently challenges the class while promoting relaxation. You’ll walk away feeling inspired, longer, taller and stronger.

Don’t trust us? Here’s what students are saying about Aerial Yoga:

“Aerial Yoga with Kirsty is the best way to start the week: relaxed and strengthened!” – Charlotte
“Kirsty is a fun inspiring teacher” – Andy

Questions? Concerns? Uncertain? Little offers mini sessions for potential students to try out the experience before committing to a class. Simply email her to set up a mini-session at kirstylittle@gmail.com, we’re positive once you’ve tried it, you’ll be coming back for the class.

Spring into Aerial at Joe’s – Registration Open!

Spring Session – Registration Open!

Spring 2017 Classes

WE NOW OFFER ONLINE REGISTRATION! Register online for private lessons and group classes at upspringstudio.com/classes. Please be sure to read our important information for students prior to signing up.

Aerial Foundations – Sundays 2-3pm

This class, for students of all levels, covers fundamental aerial skills on a variety of apparatus. Instructors will work with students to break down basic aerial skills into critical components with the goal of improving technique. Topics may include climbing fabric, improving flexibility, perfecting trapeze mounts, training for inversions, and many other important skills.

Aerial Yoga – Mondays 12-1pm through May 22nd

This gentle class will help students build strength and flexibility. This class is for students of any age and ability and will be taught on low-hanging aerial hammocks. No prior experience is necessary. (Note: This class will be on hiatus June through August but will return in September 2017. Students are invited to try one of our other classes during the break!)

Aerial Dance – Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm – starts March 8th

In this class, students will learn a short, simple sequence on dance trapeze and/or aerial hammock. Students explore tools for expanding and deepening the sequence, then use those tools to modify their sequence and create original aerial work. This class is for all levels, and no prior aerial dance experience is necessary. Students continuing from a prior session of Aerial Dance will have the option to continue their previous work or start something new. (Please note that this class focuses on creative expression and is taught on low-to-the-ground apparatus. Those who are interested in learning more intense or advanced aerial technique should also register for Aerial Fundamentals or private lessons.) 

Dance Trapeze Mini-Session – Sundays 2-3pm – dates TBD

In this 3-week mini session, students will learn dance trapeze conditioning techniques and new tricks and transitions. This mini-session is open to all but is best for students who have taken at least one aerial class. Intermediate trapeze students looking to strengthen and expand dance trapeze skills are also encouraged to sign up. Students will walk away from this mini-session with a dance trapeze sequence. This mini-session is offered as part of Aerial Foundations, so students who are already taking that class need not sign up separately. We anticipate offering the next mini-session in late April/early May. Stay tuned for dates!

Private Lessons – Sundays 12-2pm, Mondays 11am-12pm

Private lessons are offered in one-hour blocks on Sundays and Mondays. Apparatus includes fabrics, trapeze, aerial hammock, and lyra. Private lessons can also be arranged for groups of 3-6 students. Beginners welcome. Email upspringstudio@gmail.com to inquire about availability.
BEGINNERS WELCOME! We welcome adults of all abilities in most of our classes. Need help figuring out which class is best for you? Email upspringstudio@gmail.comCLASS PASSES AVAILABLE at a discounted rate for our aerial foundations and aerial yoga classes. Click here to purchase a class pass.

Fabric Workshops with Kate Winston

Join us in March and April for the next two installments of Kate Winston’s fabulous fabrics workshops! Kate’s workshops are valuable because she explores individual topics in depth to allow for greater understanding of variations and progressions. These workshops are for students who are comfortable climbing fabric and remaining in the air for a few minutes at a time. The March installment will focus on progressions to inversions. The topic for the April workshop is TBD. Click here to register. 

Poi Workshops with Charlotte Byram

Love the circus but prefer to keep your feet the ground? Try our upcoming poiworkshop with poi master Charlotte Byram. This workshop will begin by giving you a solid grounding in the world of poi, introducing students to skills such as momentum manipulation and not hitting oneself in the face. Additional tricks may include “weaving,” the “butterfly,” and the “corkscrew,” among others. Lessons are open to any adult with any level of physicality. All you need is a willingness to have fun! March 12th and 19th. Click here to register.
Upcoming Free Hang Dates:Wednesday, March 1st from 8:30-9:30pm
Sunday, April 9th from 1-2pm
Wednesday, May 24th from 7:30-8:30pm

Free open hangs are for students who need to make up missed lessons. Students will be given the opportunity to work on their own to review skills they have been taught by an UpSpring instructor. No instruction will be provided. Students are not to use this time to teach each other. Students should email upspringstudio@gmail.comto request an open hang pass. There are a limited number of passes available.

Holiday Closures

Please note that UpSpring Studio will be closed on the following dates in 2016-2017:April 16-22 – Spring Break
May 28-29 – Memorial Day Weekend
July 2-3 – July 4th Weekend
August 13-26 – Summer Break

Joe’s Honors Dr. Charlene Dukes, Prince George’s Community College

Dr. Dukes to Receive Joe’s Impact Award at Annual Gala Event

dukesJoe’s Movement Emporium is thrilled to recognize Dr. Charlene Dukes, President, Prince George’s Community College, with the Mighty Joe Impact Award at United We Move: A Joe’s Gala Event on Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m. The Impact Award is given to an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on Joe’s efforts to achieve program goals and community transformation.

Dr. Dukes and Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) have supported the participants in Joe’s Theater Tech Program (TTP) with exceptional enrollment support and the opportunity to earn a certificate in theater tech for the international stagehand union. Seventy-five percent of TTP participants going to college will attend PGCC. This partnership further supports more young Prince Georgians entering into exciting, well-paying creative industry jobs.

“Dr. Dukes and the PGCC staff have provided the red carpet treatment to our students to fulfill their education and career goals. We value this partnership and what it means for our students to move toward economic independence,” Brooke Kidd, Executive Director, Joe’s Movement Emporium.

“At Prince George’s’ Community College, we are thrilled to partner with Joe’s Movement Emporium, an outstanding organization fully committed to expanding opportunity and engaging in significant ways with the local community,” Dr. Dukes added.

PGCC and Joe’s Theater Tech Program

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has always supported Joe’s Theater Tech Program (TTP) students with achieving their college goals. In 2016, this partnership was formalized, which gives TTP students enrollment support and access to scholarships and grants to pay for tuition.

The Theater Tech Program prepares under-resourced youth, ages 17-21 from Prince George’s County, with the necessary skills to secure employment and prepare for higher education with the goal of ending generational poverty.

Click here for more information about TTP

Click here to support the partnership with a gala sponsorship

‘It’s Our Time’ – Soul In Motion Players Inc. Take a Stand as a Cultural Organization of Excellence in Mount Rainier, MD

 

Soul In Motion Players Inc. celebrate 33 years this Black History Month with a power-house performance of African drum & dance

MOUNT RAINIER, MD February 2, 17—On Saturday, February 25th at 8 pm and Sunday, February 26th at 4 pm Joe’s Movement Emporium resident artist company Soul In Motion Players Inc. celebrate their 33rd anniversary with their annual Black History Month performance in Mount Rainier, MD. This year’s show, ‘It’s Our Time’ features the premiere of ‘Temple Memories’ choreographed by Rosangela Silvestre. Soul In Motion Inc.’s family-friendly show boasts high energy choreography and beloved heart pounding rhythms that salute the richness of the African Diaspora. Tickets can be purchased online at www.joesmovement.org. Ticket amounts are $25 for adults, $15 for students & seniors, and $10 for children 16 & under.

‘It’s Our Time’ will bring Soul In Motion Inc.’s unique mix of theater, African drumming and dance back to the Mount Rainier stage where they’ve performed for historically packed houses. The high-energy troupe creates an experience enjoyable for everyone. No one can remain immune to the incredible heart pounding beats of the Soul In Motion drums.

Soul In Motion’s Michael Friend has been a longtime advocate and partner of Joe’s Movement Emporium. On March 19, 2016 Joe’s honored Michael as a Mighty Joe with the Creative Visionary Award. Previously in 2014 he was the recipient of the Empower Magazine Player Award and in 2011, as director of Soul In Motion, Michael won the prestigious Montgomery County Executive’s Community Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.

About Soul In Motion Players Inc. (SIMPINC)

Soul in Motion Inc. was founded and continues to grow under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Friend joined by Associate Director Pam Lassiter Rhone. SIMPINC dancers are Ronnie Bradley, Adjetey Klufio, Charla Lewis, Terryn Nelson, Jennifer Payen, Pam Rhone, Monique Walker, Megan Atkinson, Pam Lassiter, Nya Seaward, Trenise McCorkle, Mustapha Braimah, and Devon Wallace. SIMPINC drummers are saac Adjetey, Papa Aziz, Michael Friend, Michelle Hutton, Kimberly ‘Jahada’ Hinton, Malari Moore, Abdou Muhammad, and Mamadi Victory.

SIMPINC was founded in 1984 by Michael Friend and his sister Khandi who began to perform together as the Soul In Motion Players. Their debut performance was at Michael’s alma mater, Howard University during Black History Month. Original members included fellow Fine Arts Department graduates Cheryl Butler Poole, Greg Poole, Gisele Jackson, and Wanda Whiteside. Over the years SIMPINC has had the privilege of privilege of performing for acclaimed writings including the Last Poets, Maya Angelou, & James Baldwin.

More information about Soul In Motion Players Inc. can be found online at www.soulinmotionplayers.org.