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  • Dance for Kindness 2017 - Sunday, November 12th

    On November 12th, Justin will lead the second event in San Francisco for the 6th annual Dance for Kindess (DFK).  

     

    DFK is a World Wide event brought to everyone by Life Vest Inside (LVI), a non-profit organization based in New York. It is in celebration of World Kindness Day. About 15,000 participants in over 120 cities, in about 50 countries, will perform a Freezemob & Flashmob to the same songs, doing the same dance, all on the same day. 

     

    Justin got involved DFK in 2014 as the Lead Dancer (learning the dance from video and helping teach it to participants) with Marni Rivera of Kindness U leading the event. He then led the 2015 Lafayette, CA event and then, in 2016 he was asked by LVI's Founder, Orly Wahba, to be the Head Choreographer.  Not only did he lead the first ever SF event, everyone around the GLOBE did his dance. How cool is that?  Once again, in 2017, he was asked to be the Head Choreographer and went to New York this past June to shoot this year's tutorial video. Like last year, everyone around the GLOBE will do his dance. How cool is that?

     

  • ORINDA CARES INITIATIVE - Dance for Kindness Rehearsals 

    The ORINDA CARES Team said, "Lamorinda is fortunate to have the head choreographer for Dance for Kindness, Justin Cole, who is also an OUSD parent and the founder of Moraga-based Joy in Motion Dance.  So we have banded together with Justin and his team so that all OUSD students can have a chance to participate in this community phenomenon." 

    Join us on Sunday, November 5 to learn the Dance for Kindness and mingle with some of your local community members.  

    Date: 11/05/2017 (Sun.)

    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

    Location: Orinda Community Center, Founders Auditorium, 28 Irwin Way, Orinda, CA 94563

    If you are unable to join this rehearsal time, perhaps you can make one of these:

    DFK 2017 REHEARSALS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

  • Friday 11/3 - 6:45pm

    Star Pilates and Fitness (Current Home of Joy in Motion)

    1460 Moraga Road, Suite F

    Moraga, CA 94556

    6:45 PM

     

  • Friday 11/10 - 11:30am  (Following the Mindful Littles Veteran's Day event)

    Orinda Community Church

    Fellowship Hall

    10 Irwin Way

    Orinda, CA 94563

  • Friday 11/10 - 2pm

    Anjee's Dance Etc.

    660 Tennent Ave

    Pinole, CA 94564

  • Saturday 11/11 - 3pm

    Katie's Dance Studio

    10311 San Pablo Avenue

    El Cerrito, CA 94530

  • Past Events

  • Groovin' for Good #G4G

    On July 23rd, 2017, Joy in Motion collaborated with Mindful Littles for a fun and meaningful community service event for a local senior home..."Groovin' for Good."  

    Tanuka Gordon, of Mindful Littles, explained why we came together to do this, sharing personal stories and history.  Then, our very own Justin Cole spent most of the time teaching the group a Freezemob and short dance to perform less than an hour later. We all walked to the senior home where JiM dancers performed two other numbers and the entire group did what we had just learned.  We are SO proud of everyone who attended this event to spread love, joy and compassion at the Orinda Senior Villiage. The participants were courageous, gracious, kind and so much fun to watch. Everyone in the room had a huge smile on their face and JiM dancers were part of the reason why.

    At the end of the dance performance each family was paired up with a senior to chat and share stories. We are beyond proud and grateful to have been a part of this and blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community!

    To visit Mindful Littles Blog Post on this event, click HERE

  • Last Sunday Justin Cole from Joy in Motion chose “Old Times Rock n Roll” as the song choice for our Mindful Littles Groovin’ for Good dance, and the lyrics couldn’t have be more appropriate. The event definitely was one that “soothed the soul,” and there were tears, laughter and a lot of hugs from littles, bigs and seniors alike. ~ Tanuka Gordon of Mindful Littles
  • Dance-A-Thon

    Joy in Motion, My Sustainable Table and Paynum sponsored a Dance-a-thon benefiting the Bay Area Crisis Nursery on September 25th, 2016 at the Quarry House in Orinda.

    We were able to raise $2,500, which is enough money to help pay their grocery bill for a month

    The Bay Area Crisis Nursery is a non-profit offering free, voluntary and confidential 24-hour residential care for young children in a time of personal and family crisis. Visit the Facebook Page HERE!

  • Last Saturday (October 8, 2016), Sharon McGinnis Girdlestone of My Sustainable Table with Joy in Motion DANCE came to visit us and presented a check for $2,500 for the Nursery! Their September 25th dance-a-thon, sponsored by Paymun Real Estate & Mortgage, was a smashing success for children and families! Thank you for your continuing generosity! — feeling thankful. ~ Bay Area Crisis Nursery
  • Dance for Kindness 2016

    On November 13th, Joy in Motion's very own Justin led the event in the San Francisco for the first time. Over 200 participants came together to Dance for Kindness!

     

    Joy in Motion was so honored that Justin was named Head Choreographer by Orly Wahba, the founder of Life Vest Inside, in 2016 and 2017.

  • Official San Francisco Video from 2016

  • News Coverage from 2016

  • Worldwide Montage from 2016

  • “This was my third year being involved in Dance For Kindness and it was undoubtedly the best yet.It has left me with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude, humility and genuine happiness. Seeing groups of people come together for the common goal of spreading kindness, love and positive energy was (and still is) remarkably moving! Regardless of where you are in this world, we can come together and connect as human beings.” – Justin Cole, Group Leader/Choreographer, San Francisco
  • Dance for Kindness 2015

    On November 8th, 2015, Justin led the only Bay Area venue of Dance for Kindness in Lafayette.  It was the second year in a row the event took place in Lafayette, CA. Over 70 participants joined in on spreading Joy and Kindness. 

     

    It was amazingly positive and uplifting. Watch the official Lafayette, CA video here: