Saturday Youth Dance Classes Start this Weekend

Saturday youth dance classes start up this weekend! With Hurricane Flo bringing us rain, rain and more rain – get out of the house, splash through some puddles and get into Joe’s for some movement!

These quickie classes pack a punch within a short period of time. Classes keep your little ones engaged and moving and a structured to be new and interested whether you attend every week or drop-in only a few times.

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Scroll down to check out Saturday youth dance classes at Joe’s:

Dance for Young Movers

Ages 2-4 | 11:15am-11:45am

Your young mover is learning, growing, and expressing themselves more and more each day. Bring them out to further explore their creative imaginations and ideas through dance! Movements and sequences are designed specifically for young movers to expand and discover new ways their body can move as it is connected to skills, ideas, feelings and objects.

Exploratory of Dance

Ages 5-8 | 12:00-12:45

In this non-traditional dance class, students will be guided through the elements of dance with Ballet and Modern dance inspired movements. Movers will also have the freedom to explore new and intricate ways of their body in motion through instructed movement exercises and activities. Movements and sequences are designed to introduce and challenge students to move appropriately, creatively, and with expression.

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About the Instructor:

Kendra Johnson discovered her love for dance at the age of 14. She has trained in Ballet, Modern dance, Hip Hop, and African dance. Broadway Dance Center’s Summer Professional Semester, PHILADANCO Training Program, Temple University’s Dance Department, Marcellus Dance Studio, Diva Works Dance and Dance Institute of Washington have been Kendra’s grounds of diverse training that have led her to be the dancer and teacher she is today. She attended Temple University where she earned her BFA in Dance Education. Shortly after graduating, Kendra became a middle school dance teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools, where she spent two wonderful years educating students on dance and showcasing students in wonderful performance opportunities.

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Joe’s Movement Emporium partners with Hyattsville Community Development Corporation with new project “Mapping Racism”

Partnership seeks to highlight racist legacy of “restrictive deed covenants” attached to many properties in the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District

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Joe’s Movement Emporium (Joe’s) and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (Hyattsville CDC) will launch a series of workshops, dance, music and theatrical experiences for the Gateway Arts District of Prince George’s County called “Mapping Racism.” This project is made possible through a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Events will begin January 2019 and are integral to Joe’s 2018-19 Season, “Resilient Cultures, Rising Truths.” Artist partners include Ally Theatre Company and Orange Grove Dance with plans to include other local arts groups. Events will take place throughout the Gateway Arts District.

Planning meetings between Joe’s and Hyattsville CDC have already begun. Joe’s will be the provider arts programs to accompany the research, maps and images derived by Hyattsville CDC. The plans include a theater performance by Ally Theatre Company about specific land restriction events in history; a site-specific performance by Orange Grove Dance where Windham Road splits Brentwood and North Brentwood; creative response workshops facilitated by Alonzo Davis, land use experts and local elected officials; and a video exhibit at the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMC) that will also include images and maps part of the Mapping Racism project.

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In its 1948 Shelley v. Kramer decision, the Supreme Court ruled restrictive covenants in real estate unenforceable. Discriminatory covenants included in deeds throughout the Washington area had barred the sale of property to Jews, blacks, and other minorities. Click for Image Source

“One form in which I find institutional racism still present are vestigial restrictive deed covenants,” states Stuart Eisenberg, Hyattsville CDC Executive Director. “They lie hidden within the fabric of Hyattsville homes, properties and institutions. Although the restrictive deed covenants rarely rise to the surface, many properties stand upon these embedded directives that previous land owners have written into their deeds of sale as preconditions limiting future use of the property.”  Read his full February article in the Hyattsville Life & Times by clicking here.

“When we engage in the creative process as a group, something special happens to address the bits of society that other structures can’t,” says Brooke Kidd, Joe’s co-founder and Executive Director. “The creative community has the real juice to foster what we want in a just society … when people feel art, they get to know culture and they see the similarities. Mapping Racism is a project that is essential now more than ever.”

ABOUT JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM

Established in 1995, Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity. Based in Mount Rainier, Maryland in the Prince George’s Gateway Arts District, Joe’s serves more than 70,000 visitors annually. Joe’s has five arts-based youth programs that bridge the creative divide between under-resourced families and those with means. Through programs and productions in education, performing arts, and work readiness, Joe’s integrates progressive education, creativity, and youth development.

In 2016, Joe’s achieved the Standards of Excellence through the Maryland Association of Nonprofits, which validates and promotes our exemplary work in youth arts education programming. Additionally, Joe’s earned the highest possible rating through Maryland EXCELS (level 1) based upon nationally recognized quality standards and best practices. This rating allows Joe’s to receive state funds to expand our reach in providing high quality arts education to youth in our community.

ABOUT HYATTSVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. The CDC’s mission is to develop arts and public spaces, to spur economic development and the quality of community life, to encourage widespread leadership for community revitalization, and to rebuild the City’s commercial corridors. envision Hyattsville as a healthy, diverse, well-planned, and thriving community of homes and businesses where the arts: visual, performing and public, are a part of our work and the fabric of our lives.

We are professionals, tradesmen, business owners, artists, longtime and new residents. We work to reverse indifference and blight in the City of Hyattsville and surrounding communities. We recognize Hyattsville’s social, cultural, and material assets, and are committed to harnessing our community’s potential and talents to revitalize the City and neighboring areas. Our board and staff are comprised of Hyattsville residents and local stakeholders.

PRESS CONTACTS

Neena Narayanan, Marketing & Communications, Joe’s Movement Emporium
301-699-1819 | neena@joesmovemnet.org

Justin Fair, Economic Development Coordinator, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation
301-683-8267 | jfair@hyattsvillecdc.org

 

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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Application to participate in the 2017 Mount Rainier Community Craft Fair is OPEN

PLEASE NOTE: Craft Fair IS NOT accepting any additional applications for jewelry, fabric arts, knits/crochet crafts.

SAT. DEC. 2ND | 10 AM – 5 PM

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The Mt. Rainier Craft Fair has become an annual event in the city of Mount Rainier, Maryland. The Craft Fair has been at Joe’s for the last few years, marking the first Saturday in December as one when residents of Mount Rainier and neighboring communities come out to support a wide variety of vendors and their talents.

Crafters interested in applying to participate in the fair should click below!

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Celebrating the art & artists over the age of 40

With 40+, RebollarDance redefines what it means to be a cutting-edge choreographer in a new collection of experimental work by movement artists over the age of 40.

Joe’s Movement Emporium presents RebollarDance this June in a performance that celebrates age and diversity. 40+ features artists and chorographers over the age of 40 in a multi-media, collaborative concert that will challenge audiences preconceived definitions of modern dance. Two shows Saturday, June 17th at 8 pm and Sunday, June 18th at 4 pm will highlight seasoned, respected choreographers and PURCHASENOWdancers. Tickets are available at Joe’s Movement Emporium for $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Joe’s is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.joesmovement.org.

About 40+

10405594_749850251717253_904439827617428260_nDanced, choreographed, and directed by movement artists over the age of 40, this multi-media, collaborative concert will present experimental, cutting edge work from Erica Rebollar, Helanius Wilkins, Sharon Mansur, Sandra Lacy, Malcolm Shute, Giselle Ruzany, and more. Designed to highlight seasoned, respected choreographers and dancers, this performance celebrates age and diversity.

About RebollarDance

13265975_1009829279052681_8693630578599411470_nIn 2003, Erica Rebollar created a modern dance collaborative where multi-genre artists can make innovative work. RebollarDance examines dichotomies and fragmentations of physical behavior that explore boundaries of performance, using bodies, light, and sound as conceptual canvasses to evoke authentic, highly charged experiences for both dancers and audience. Rebollar Dance’s mission is to create and present cutting edge choreography that impact large and diverse audiences, examining movement as a facet of modern life and a laboratory for analyzing themes. Exploring choreography as innovation, RebollarDance promotes an artistic process of challenge and risk-taking.

WHAT:            40+
WHEN:           Saturday, June 17th at 8 pm
                         Sunday, June 18th at 4 pm
                         2017 
WHERE:         Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

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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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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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Announcing the Arts Learning Resource Guide 

artslearningcoverResidents and visitors of the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District now have a new handy Arts Learning Resource Guide as a one-stop-shop to County and Gateway Arts District classes, venues, studios and artists. Sponsored by the Joe’s Movement Emporium, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, M-NCPPC Department of Parks & Recreation, Maryland State Arts Council, and the Prince George’s County Arts & Humanities Council, the guide is available online at MyGatewayArts.org (click here) and in print at the following locations: Maryland Milestones, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center, 39th Street Gallery, Art Works Now, Pyramid Atlantic and Joe’s Movement Emporium.

The Arts Learning Resource Guide highlights lifelong educational opportunities in an arts district that is home to over 500 artists, 150 studios and dozens of artist collectives. With so many levels of creative engagement from introductory classes to master experiences for every age, and in every medium, the guide seeks to give residents and visitors access to the wealth of knowledge offered. Joe’s Movement Emporium Founder and Executive Director, Brooke Kidd, states, “learning via the arts reduces stress, self-affirms character, and is healing. This guide directs folks to local artist-teachers who are available to share their knowledge and experiences.” She invites individuals to “enhance your creativity, communication skills, conceptualization, problem-solving and critical thinking through the arts offerings in this guide.”

About the Arts Learning Resource Guide

This Guide is roughly organized by arts education services based on age group and type of arts interest. Please refer to our Table of Contents on page 3 to find incredible arts education experiences for yourself or your loved one. Whether you’re looking for your partner, your child, your friend or yourself, you’ll find the arts live here!

About the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District

The Prince George’s Gateway Arts District is a 2 mile stretch of creative industries encompassing four towns along two miles of Route 1. Each of the four towns – Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville – has a strong sense of place as an individual neighborhood with a unique cultural history. The arts and cultural community emerged from these tight-knit towns. Locally, they have an economic impact that supports small business and housing development in the Maryland-Washington, DC suburban area. Regionally, the arts community reinforces the brand of: funky, creative, green, and culturally-rooted.

A PDF of the guide is available by clicking here.

 

Event Announcement: Dance for the Floor

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Join Joe’s Movement Emporium & Smooth & EZ Hand Dance for Dance for the Floor: A Joe’s Movement Emporium Fundraiser on Saturday, October 22nd at 7 pm. The evening will feature three studios worth of Hand Dance, salsa and line dancing with a “floor-raising” program in the theater featuring Joe’s dancers of all ages. Dance for the Floor is part of Joe’s 2016 – 17 Capital Campaign. The goal of Dance for the Floor is to raise $60,000 to install a new hardwood dance floor in the theater. Tickets are $25 per person to dance and include dance lessons, open dancing and light fare; during event additional donations will be sought to help reach the goal. Tickets can be purchased online at www.joesmovement.org and at the door at 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

Why a new floor?

12494689_10153500673993443_7440757102890829285_nJoe’s has an opportunity capitalize on its popularity and on the limited number of community facilities that can accommodate large dance parties and other performance-based events by renovating its black-box theater to enhance patron experience and safety.

Since its opening in 2007, Joe’s has strived to meet the demand of artists, patrons, nonprofits and community groups seeking a more affordable space alternative to hotels and government-owned public facilities. Although Joe’s has hosted hundreds of performances and events in its black-box theater, the capacity to host big dances, formal events and performances is limited due to the concrete floor. By adding a hardwood floor and upgrading lighting, sound and digital media in the black-box theater, Joe’s can be more responsive to the growing demand for affordable and flexible space to host a variety of events and performances. This will also allow Joe’s to generate more revenue to maintain operational stability.

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Ready, Set, Bake!

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a proud member of the Mount Rainier Business Association (MRBA). So it’s with pleasure and pride we help them announce the MRBA Bake-Off this Mount Rainier Day, October 1st!

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Weekend Bakers of the Gateway Arts District! Enter your best baked dessert in the

Mount Rainier Business Association’s Mount Rainier Day Bake-Off

Entries will be judged by a combination of Mount Rainier residents and members of local Mount Rainier businesses

Deadline to Register: September 23

Competition Date: October 1

Bake-off will take place on Rhode Island Avenue during Mount Rainier Day.

Judging and the awarding of prizes will take place at 2:30 pm.

Prizes include: Cash and Gift Certificates to Mount Rainier businesses.

If you are a Mount Rainier resident and are interested in being a judge for the contest please contact: mountrainierba@gmail.com

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ZEN BUDO KARATE Starts September 13th at Joe’s

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ZEN BUDO KARATE

HOLISTIC MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

At Joe’s Movement Emporium

REGISTER NOW BUTTONzen-logoThis unique class allows you to attend Karate, right alongside your child! The class is divided into two halves, one for kids and one for adults, and is specially designed for parents with a busy schedule. You don’t need to drop them off, go somewhere else and come back, you can just take the class with them.  Testing Fee is not included in the class it is $10 which pays for physical belt and certificate. Uniforms are not included in the registration fee which is $30 for kids and $40 for Adults. You must obtain a uniform after the third class. Uniforms will be sold and distributed at class.

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Uniforms are $30 for kids and $40 for adults. Students must buy a uniform after the third class. Uniforms available for students who cannot afford them by scholarship application.
Exam fees are $10

Any Questions: info@zenbudokarate.com