• Inauguration Day in Mount Rainier, MD – What to Do, Where to Be.
    After the election, a group of community members began to meet, searching for ways to strengthen the community to weather any impact by the new administration. Joe’s Movement Emporium was asked by this group to host an event on Inauguration night that would celebrate hope. Thus the Resilience Ball – A celebration of community strength and hope, was born. The volunteer-driven event grew fast. It has become apparent to us as we watch the ticket sales rocket past our expectations that this is a community that needs, loves and supports… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, January 19, 2017By neenajoe
  • Resilience Ball Details – Potluck, Parking & More!
    Joe’s Movement Emporium is honored to host The Resilience Ball: A Community Celebration of Strength and Hope, organized by local community members, this coming Friday, January 20th from 6 – 11 pm. A very large audience is anticipated to attend the Resilience Ball. Together we can make this event low-impact to our neighbors. Here are some details: DRESS: Come as you Art!  Wear whatever makes you feel special, comfortable, and fits the occasion.  It’s not black tie.  POTLUCK: Bring food and beverages to share.  Plates, forks, napkins, etc. will be provided. VOLUNTEERS:  Please consider signing up for a two-hour volunteer… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017By neenajoe
  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: NextLOOK Series seeks Performing Artists with powerful Audience Engagement ideas
    Deadline to apply: Friday, March 3, 2017 Are you a local performing artist who is interested in developing new work? Do you or your company want audience feedback on projects you are designing? Do you value input in your creative process? Apply to be a part of the 2017-2018 NextLOOK series! Download the full RFP to learn more about the NextLOOK series and its proposal requirements and to access the online proposal form. Decisions for the 2017-2018 NextLOOK season will be made in early April 2017. About NextLOOK Established in… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017By neenajoe
  • Civil Disobedience – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised!
      Taratibu Youth Association’s hard-hitting statement about protest, resistance, and resilience makes a statement this Black History Month Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 4 pm, Joe’s Movement Emporium resident artist company Taratibu Youth Association (TYA) brings their hour and 45-minute-long show premiers at THEARC Theater. This celebration TYA’s 10th anniversary pays tribute to the struggles of South Africa, Haiti, Cuba, Guinea and here in the United States. General Tickets are $20, Premium Tickets $25, and a box $40. THEARC Theater is located at 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020.… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017By neenajoe
  • MELT Method Returns to Joe’s – Monthly Workshops
    Joe’s Movement Emporium is thrilled to welcome back Amy Liss for a 6-month workshop series featuring the incredible MELT Method®. The workshops are $30/person to drop in and each workshop has a cap of only 20 people so it is recommended to register in advance. See below for workshop details and dates. All workshops require no previous experience and equipment will be provided for all attendees use during workshop. Kits and DVDs will be sold at the workshop. About the MELT Method The MELT Method® is a simple self-treatment technique that eliminates… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, January 9, 2017By neenajoe
  • Artists! Deepen your Creative Connection with your Audience
    Margot Greenlee of BodyWise Dance at Joe’s Movement Emporium during her NextLOOK presentation What does true exchange and engagement between an artist and an audience look like, and how can artists incorporate audience feedback into their creative process in a robust way? Join The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD on Tuesday, January 24th at 7 pm to hear from the creative minds behind BodyWise Dance, Flying V and Afro House. Representatives from each artist group will explain how they bettered their work through the process of audience… ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, January 8, 2017By neenajoe
  • EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Resilience Ball – A celebration of community, strength and hope
    Join the community of Mount Rainier, Maryland to celebrate our community standing together in strength & inclusivity no matter whom we call president. Activities and artists include: Community Sing with guests The McKindley-Ward Family, Sam McCormley & Rachel Lord, Juan Hernandez, Cindy Lapp Music by The Wild Anacostians DJ Pledge Board Art Project African drum circle Special Speakers & more Ticket levels: $10 general admission, youth 18 and under are free $15 donation to local nonprofit serving community [TBD] $5 donation for children’s activities ages 2-12, with funds supporting Little Friends… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, January 6, 2017By neenajoe
  • Why work out with a group  when you can do it alone?
    Three words: motivation, accountability and camaraderie Dance, yoga, martial arts and other forms of movement are enjoyable and effective tools for wellness. They have the benfit of being done to a podcast or youtube video in the comfort of your living room – so why sign up for a class? The most effective way to develop long-term fitness habits and protect yourself from injury is to commit to a structured class where expert demonstrations of technique and the dynamic environment provided by moving with a group provides the structure and… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017By neenajoe
  • Joe’s 2017 Class Schedule
    The holidays are over, your waist band is uncomfortable tight, and you resolve to yourself – this will be the year. This will be the year I get back in to fighting form. This will be the year I move more. Here are Joe’s we’re looking forward to helping you with that endeavor. Joe’s Movement Emporium is house to our own artist instructors as well as many small artist companies who have classes that will have you moving and grooving in 2017. JOE’S ADULT CLASSES January 2nd – May 26th… ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, January 1, 2017By neenajoe
  • Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year & Happy New You from your Joe’s Movement Emporium Family! Get moving in 2017! Explore all we have to offer online at   ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, December 31, 2016By neenajoe
  • A Joe’s year in review: United We Move (video inside!)
    United We Move! As Joe’s celebrates 21 years of service to the community, we are grateful to our Joe’s family for your unwavering commitment to “your home away from home.” Thanks to your support this year, Joe’s was able to accomplish some significant milestones:  Achieved the Standards of Excellence through Maryland Association of Nonprofits Grew Club Joe’s attendance from 52 to 70 students—60% are first-time participants Enrolled 54 students in the Theater Tech Program—100% completed all the program benchmarks Piloted a month-long creative robotics summer camp for 13 middle… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016By neenajoe
  • Joe’s is your HOME away from home
    We’re fixing up your HOME away from home From our humble beginning in a storefront studio in 1995, Joe’s sought to support the community with high quality, affordable programming that serves people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs. Since opening a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse in 2008, Joe’s has increasingly expanded its programming and services to meet the needs of artists and the community in general. Open 7 days a week, 350 days per year, Joe’s serves more than 70,000 individuals annually. Joe’s has developed a reputation as… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2016By neenajoe
  • Joe’s Movement Emporium to receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
    DATE:  December 15, 2016 CONTACT: Neena Narayanan, [email protected], 301-699-1819 Joe’s Movement Emporium to receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Mount Rainier – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to Joe’s Movement Emporium for The Ability Project.  The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, December 16, 2016By neenajoe
  • Joe’s #BestNineof2016
    It’s been an awesome year here at Joe’s! It was nearly impossible to choose our #BestNineof2016 photos but we think this crop is pretty representative. Check it out: From right to left, starting at the top: BJ does Body Pump at The Mall at Prince Georges. Arts Education Assistant and all around hunky Joe’s staff, BJ Yates, participates in a Body Pump class with NCrease Fitness LLC, a Joe’s Movement Emporium resident artist company, during Joe’s Day at the Mall this past September. Many of Joe’s resident artists and artist groups showed… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, December 14, 2016By neenajoe
  • This Holiday Season – Give the Gift of Movement!
    Joe’s Movement Emporium Gift Cards are perfect for EVERYONE on your list! With the new year comes new resolutions to move more, move better and move happier. You and your loved one can do all the above at Joe’s Movement Emporium. Now more than ever – the gift of movement is one that keeps on giving. The benefits of movement are endless for both adults and children. It’s proven that those who engage in creative expression with their bodies lives happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives. When you give… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016By neenajoe
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