Joe’s Movement Emporium receives over $43,000 for its Job Readiness and Arts Education Programs

Joe’s Movement Emporium of Mount Rainier, MD has received $43,400 in grants to support its job readiness and arts education programs.

CreativeWorks, Joe’s vocational training program received a combined $39,000 from the Prince George’s County Executive’s Community Partnership Grant and a first-time grant from the Baltimore-based Robert W. Deutsch FoundationDistrict 1 Council Member Mary Lehman and the City of Mount Rainier contributed a combined $4,400 to support Joe’s arts education programs, including Club Joe’s after school program and Camp Joe’s summer arts program.

Now in its ninth year, CreativeWorks (formerly the Theater Tech Program) provides critical support to under-resourced teens and young adults ages 17-21 in Prince George’s County by helping them secure employment and prepare for higher education with the goal of ending generational poverty. In fiscal 2017 (ending June 30th), CreativeWorks served 585 participants through its 10-month core training program, , two week-long intensives and classroom presentations throughout the county.

Camp Joe’s and Club Joe’s are out-of-school time programs that engage youth, ages 4-13, throughout the year benefiting their intellectual, personal, and social development through the arts. Offered in a creative, vibrant, and supportive arts-based learning environment, youth learn team building, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills while sharpening fine motor and cognitive abilities.  In fiscal 2017, both programs served 178 unique youth.

“As a single mother struggling through various financial hardships, Joe’s provided a safe and affordable haven for my two daughters to grow and be nurtured. They are now in middle and high school, pursuing courses in creative and performing arts,” said Ivana H. Miranda, a former Club Joe’s and Camp Joe’s parent.

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunities in education, production and work readiness.  Founded in 1995, Joe’s serves more than 70,000 artists and arts patrons each year through its diverse multicultural and multigenerational programming.  For more information about Joe’s and how you can support, visit or call Barbara Goliday at 301-699-1819.


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.


unnamed-1Inferno Pilates with Ty Powell

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

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 for details.


EVENT ANNOUCEMENT: Sip & Salsa at Joe’s

Get Saucy at Joe’s this April at our Sip & Salsa Event!

Saturday, April 30th at 7:30 pmsalsa20dance2036x36

Cost: $50 for two | $30 for one


Free childcare! Must RSVP number of children with ticket purchase.


  • dance112011x14Salsa Dance Lesson
  • Salsa & Chips for Eating
  • Virgin & Alcoholic Drink Options
  • Open Dance
  • Our favorite tried, and true Salsa tunes!

Taught by: Joe’s own Salsa Queen Jessica Quiroz.

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Anna Rain: Inner Light Yoga Classes—Spring Session 2016

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Mondays and Thursdays at Joe’s Movement Emporium

Mondays—at Joe’s 9-10:30 am (Level I/II); 4:30-6 pm  (mixed levels)

  • 10 weeks of classes
  • Apr 11, 18, 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Jun 6, 13

Mondays—at Joe’s 6:15-7:45 pm (Intro, then Level I)

  • 10 weeks of classes
  • Apr 11, 18, 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Jun 6, 13

NB:  For the first four weeks, the Monday 6:15 class will be an introductory level class (see bold face dates), then will become a Level I class on May 9.  Continuing students are welcome to the introductory class.

Thursdays—at Joe’s 9:30-11 am (60+ and friends); 6-7:30 pm (Level I); 7:45-9:15 pm (Level II)

  • 10 weeks of classes
  • Apr 14, 21, 28
  • May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Jun 2, 9, 16


10-week session–$150; paid in advance buys 11 classes.  New students:  $52 for 4-week Intro series.  All others pay what you can:  suggested rate $15 weekly; $16-18 drop-in.  This session ends Thursday, June 16.  No credit will be carried over to the next session.  Payment is accepted in cash or check made out to Anna Rain.  Please see me if you need assistance paying for classes.

Inspire and deepen your home practice!

Private instruction—in your home, at your convenience, with focus on your goals:  $80 an hour (plus $20/hr travel time over 15 minutes).  Group instruction (up to 5 people) is $120 for 60-90 minutes.  

PLEASE READ: Anna Rain Iyengar Yoga Info Sheet


Zerkalo Musical Theater’s brings their rendition of Oscar Wilde’s “The Star Child” to the Mt. Rainier, MD community

The “Star Child” or “What makes a person truly beautiful” comes to Joe’s free of charge for all children

Mount Rainier, MD – Jan. 16, 2016: Sunday Feb. 7, 2016 at 4 pm Zerkalo Musical Theater’s theatrical music and dance production, “The Star Child” based on the story by the famous English author Oscar Wilde, comes to Joe’s. As part of Joe’s mission to present accessible and affordable arts experiences to the community, Joe’s has partnered with the McLean, VA based Russian company to offer their free of charge to children. Adult tickets are $5, all children 12 and under are welcome for free. An adult must accompany all children. Tickets are limited.

Joe’s own Arts Education Director LaTanya Robinson introduced Zerkalo (“mirror” in Russian) Musical Theater’s founder and director Alexey and Olga Predit to Joe’s Movement Emporium back in September of 2015. The theater group and Joe’s partnered to bring their winter production of “The Star Child” to Joe’s community at a significantly reduced price. In order to make productions like this work, Joe’s is reliant on loyal donors whose dollars ensure arts education has a home a Joe’s. Joe’s will have an opportunity for donations at the event.

About “The Star Child”

Zerkalo Musical Theater first presented the Star Child in Russian at the 5th International Festival of the Russian Speaking Children’s Theaters. Our actors won prizes for the best male and female lead roles. The Theater won the nomination for the best expression of humanistic values. The script along with the original Russian songs was translated into English almost entirely by the young actors.

This story is about the Star-Child whose beauty has caused him to grow proud, cruel, and selfish. He denies that an ugly beggar woman is his mother. Learning he is wrong, he vows to search for her throughout the world. This story is about transformative power of determination, love, and compassion.


More information can be found on Joe’s website. Tickets for the performance are $5 per adult, children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. For more info, visit the website or call 301-699-1819.


Joe’s Movement Emporium is the largest independent performing arts center in Prince George’s County, MD. Founded in 1995, it is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that incorporates dance, movement and performing arts traditions from around the world into exceptional educational and artistic experiences. Joe’s unique ability to utilize the arts as a vehicle for progressive education, workforce training and economic growth have made it one of the most well- respected nonprofit organizations in the region.

Dream Island Explores Memory and History At Joe’s Movement Emporium

Dancer, Choreographer Naoko Meshiba in Residence June 1-7 to Create, Perform New Work   

Mount Rainier, MD – Performer, choreographer, director and dancer Naoko Meshiba will be in residence at Joe’s Movement Emporium June 1-7, 2015 to create a new work entitled Dream Island .  Performances of the work will take place on June 6 and 7 at 8pm on both nights in Joe’s black box theater located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road in Mount Rainier, MD.   Tickets are $25 for general admission.  Students/artists/groups can contact Joe’s for special pricing.   The program is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Meshiba describes Dream Island as a highly charged physical expression that is part carnival, part laboratory, part archeological trip.  “Melding movement, text, music, and installation, she explains, “it concocts thirteen vignettes infused with playful, humorous, explosive, amorphous, and dark absurdity. Initially inspired by a Japanese theme park built on the buried landfill called ‘Dream Island’, this piece digs, examines, and reveals layers of debris, getting deeper and more distant from the reality. The audience is asked to bear witness as five characters attempt to search, reconstruct, and uncover memories and histories that are tangible and fleeting, personal and collective.”

“The project directly support our goals of establishing a more robust presenting presence and cultivating new audiences, providing dynamic engagement and high-quality, meaningful cultural experiences for our community,” said Brooke Kidd, executive director of Joe’s about the program.  “Joe’s normal artistic programming will be diversified and augmented through this project.”

For more information and to purchase tickets visit or cal 301-699-1819.


About :  Dancer.  Choreographer.  Director.  Born in Kobe, Japan, Naoko Maeshiba comes from a diverse background in literature, linguistic, anthropology and theatre.  Maeshiba’s work to date has focused on revealing the unveiled state of the body through its contact with the immediate environment.  She carefully conceives and prepares space in its sculptural, auditory and visual dimensions for dance to visit the body.  Her solo and ensemble works range from site-specific improvisation in collaboration with musicians and visual artists to tightly choreographed full-evening length pieces in theatre.  They have been experience in both traditional and non-traditional venues in North America, Eur4ope and Japan.  Her 12-performer ensemble piece, “Paraffin,” treated the theme of loss of identity through socialization and received the Best Dance Performance Award from City Paper’s Best of Baltimore in 2009.  She is listed on the Maryland Performing Artist Touring roster of the Maryland State Arts Council.  

About Joe’s:  Joe’s Movement Emporium, Prince George’s County’s largest independent performing arts center, serves as the artistic base to over 25 artists and arts group of all disciplines. Complete with black box theater, three dance studios and an arts education wing, the facility serves nearly 70,000 individuals annually. As one of the region’s most well respected non-profit arts center, Joe’s successfully utilizes arts as a vehicle for cultural enrichment, economic growth, progressive education and workforce training, serving 3,500 youth last year alone.