• Upcoming Events

  • RIBBON CUTTING

    Join Us!
    Save the date for a Ribbon Cutting with representatives from Town government, Moraga Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses to celebrate the opening of our new facility. You're invited!
    Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at NOON
     
    1545 School St. Moraga, CA 94556
  • DANCE PARTY & AUCTION

    September 15th: A Night Not To Be Missed

    Join the dancers, parents and community members on September 15th as we celebrate the OPENING of Joy in Motion's NEW HOME, while raising funds to help in the construction costs. Whether you are a JiM family or one of it's supporters, it will be an evening to remember featuring:

    • Good Vibes
    • Children & Adult Beverages
    • Hearty Appetizers
    • Wonderful Silent Auction Items
    • Face Painting
    • Glow Party Room with Dancing...of course!

    We need community support and are we seeking general donations as well as sponsors and in-kind donations for our event on September 15th, 2018 in the new space.  If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor or to donate Silent Auction items, email us at joy@joyinmotiondance.org 

  • More details to follow!

  • Flash Mob at LAC's Art of Mixology

    Dance, Dance, Dance!
    Adults 21+ are invted to join us for a dance flash mob at Lamorinda Art Council's annual Art of Mixology fundraiser.
    Ticket to the event required to participate in the flash mob.
     
    Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 4:30-7
    Flash Mob time TBD
     
    Orinda Theatre Square
     Event ticket details will be updated on the LAC website: https://lamorindaarts.org/mixology/
  • Dance for Kindness 2018

    Save the Date - Sunday, November 11th for the 7th annual Dance for Kindness (DFK).  

    DFK is a World Wide event brought to everyone by Life Vest Inside (LVI), a non-profit organization founded in New York. DFK is in celebration of World Kindness Day. Over 55,000 participants in over 240 cities, in about 65 countries, perform a Freezemob & Flashmob to the same songs, doing the same dance, all on the same day.  

    It began with an East Coast Choreographer, then went to the West Coast where, Joy in Motion was honored that, Justin was chosen to be the Head Choreographer in 2016 and 2017. He also led the event in San Francisco those years. Now they are moving to Sweden. Join us this year in November as Joy in Motion leads a local event once again closer to home.

    To stay informed on Facebook...Join the Main Event Page on Facebook HERE!

  • Past Events

  • Arts Affair - Lamorinda Arts Council

    On June 6th, 2018, Joy in Motion represented the dance world at the Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC)'s first annual Arts Affair event at the Orinda Library. Read about the event in Lamorinda Weekly HERE

    Joy in Motion is an Arts Partner with the LAC and Justin Cole has served on the board of directors for the non-profit since 2015 when the Orinda Arts Council became the Lamorinda Arts Council, in order to expand our opportunities to include Orinda's neighbors of Lafayette and Mortaga in this vibrant, local, artistic community.

    Thank you to all our performers in jazz/tap, boys hip hop, teen tap and adult hip hop who represented Joy in Motion well at this inaugural event!

  • Dance for Kindness 2017 - Sunday, November 12th

    On November 12th, Justin led 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. 

     

  • Mixology Flash Mob

    On Saturday, Oct. 7, Joy in Motion organized and lead a dance Flash Mob at the Lamorinda Art Council's Art of Mixology. 

    The 4th annual Art of Mixology Fundraiser at the Orinda Theatre Square supports the Lamorinda Arts Council - a nonprofit that has been igniting and sustaining artistic expression and appreciation in the visual, performing and literary arts for people of all ages in our community for over 65 years.

    Justin Cole was the chair of the 2017 Mixology, and Joy in Motion was a sponsor!!

  • 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: