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Annual Report September 1, 2008—August 31, 2009

Board of Directors

From the Executive Director

Chair Stephanie Meyer, Vice President, City First Bank of DC Treasurer Beth Buck, CPA, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Kelson Energy Secretary Loren Amdursky, M.D., Private practice of Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Director Karen Batra, Director of Communications, Biotechnology Industry Organization Director Allison Feierabend, Associate, Holland & Knight Director Margaret Riddle Director Douglas E. Yeuell, Executive Director, Joy of Motion Dance Center

As dancers, we are trained to be resilient, flexible, creative, and wide-ranging in our talents. Here at Joy of Motion Dance Center, these are the qualities on which we pride ourselves. They’re also the qualities that got us through this past year.

Advisory Council: Rima Faber, Ph.D., Founder and current Program Director, National Dance Education Organization Board Emerita: Michelle Ava, Founder, Joy of Motion Dance Center

Staff Staff Douglas E. Yeuell, Executive Director Douglas E. Yeuell, Exec utive Direc tor Heidi L . Sc himpf, Direc to r of P rog rams & Se rvic es Quynn J ohnson, Outreac h Manage r Rac hel Pearl, Pro duc tion Manage r Helen L . Haye s, Dir ec tor, Youth Danc e Ensemble Zahra Car penter, Studio Mana ger, Atlas Perfo rming A rts Center J ennifer Hall, Studio Manage r, Bethe sda Caroline Be sley, Studio Manage r, Friend ship Hei ghts Polly Thibodeau, Di rec tor of Development Orit Tamir- Chafl awee, Mana ger o f Ma rketing and Public Relations Travis Cu rry, M arketing Assi stant Amy Mc Pherson, Chief Financ ial Of fic er Tristan Pierc e, Busine ss M anage r

Program and Services: Heidi L. Schimpf, Director of Programs & Services Quynn Johnson, Outreach Manager Rachel Pearl, Production Manager Helen L. Hayes, Program Director, Youth Dance Ensemble Zahra Carpenter, Studio Manager, Atlas Performing Arts Center Jennifer Hall, Studio Manager, Bethesda Caroline Besley, Studio Manager, Friendship Heights Christine Wasilewski, Assistant Manager, Friendship Heights Development: Polly Thibodeau, Development Director Marketing and Public Relations: Orit Tamir-Chaflawee, Marketing and Public Relations Manager Travis Curry, Marketing Assistant Finance: Amy McPherson, Chief Financial Officer Tristan Pierce, Business Manager

ceived awards. It was why we brought in new systems. It was why we fought so hard for the dance to continue.

and better ways. And that is why our very first Annual Report is in your hands.

Thank you so much for all the support you have provided this past year. Whether it’s taking an extra dance class, helping out with a bake sale, or making a donation from your family founAs the economy crashed dation, it all makes a in 2008-09, JOMDC huge difference. It all faced serious chalExecutive Director Doug Yeuell helps us meet our lenges in the streams teaching Broadway Jazz on a Friday morning in Friendship Heights mission Dance is for of revenue that had Everyone. always sustained us. A wide-ranging dance Yours in this dance, Fortunately, it was preexperience is what we cisely our diversity, volaim to offer. There is so ume, and innovation much that we continuthat saw us through the ally strive to share our year. It was why we restory with you in new

MISSION: Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) aims to provide the highest quality dance education and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that the art of dance is for everyone. JOMDC teaches and encourages people of all ages to integrate dance into their lives for better individual and community well-being.

Year in Review

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If We Could Toot Our Own Horn for a Second 2009 brought much acclaim to JOMDC, ranging from accolades for our educational programming to our effectiveness as a nonprofit:

Aysha Upchurch teaches classes at JOMDC and directs Life, Rhythm, Move Project, a Resident Arts Partner (Photo by Lawrence Luk)

“Dance has given Lucie a source of joy and confidence unmatched in other parts of her life, and that’s no small thing for a young girl trying to figure out just who she is.” - Katherine Borsecnik and Gene Weil, parents

Received 2009 Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education

Voted “Best of DC” by the Washington City Paper

Selected as one of Washington’s most effective small charities by the 2009-10 Catalogue for Philanthropy

Executive Director Douglas E. Yeuell was honored with the Alan M. Kriegsman Award for his service to the dance community at the 2008 Metro DC Dance Awards

Within the Studio Walls Classes, workshops, and camps—oh my! These offerings for youth and adults remained the core of what we do. A few highlights from last year’s programming include: •

Hosted master classes with internationally renowned artists such Qizlarhon of Uzbekistan

Introduced several exciting new adult classes, such as Pop, Zumba, and Isadora Duncan Technique

Sold out two Single Ladies’ Workshops during Valentine’s Day weekend

Began an Adult Ballet Summer Dance Camp, whose popu-

Backstage Happenings

Talk about Joy! Rima Faber’s Dance Basics class in Bethesda (Photo by Lawrence Luk)

Behind the scenes at JOMDC, staff and board members were hard at work making plans and making changes to enhance your experience with us: •

Completed a strategic planning process with Callahan Consulting for the Arts

Completed a total redesign of our website with the help of Design Army, a neighbor on the H Street NE corridor

Fully adopted MINDBODY Online as a web-based organizational database to schedule classes and register students

larity led to the creation of a new Resident Company, Classical Repertory Dance Theatre in 2009-10 •

Youth companies performed at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo, Earth Day Festival, and White House Easter Egg Roll

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Project Motion Community Outreach What is Project Motion Community Outreach? It encompasses all the free classes, performances, and programs we offer to make dance accessible to underserved communities in our area. Project Motion is comprised of five discrete programs: Motion Express: Free weekly dance classes and regular performances for children in grades K12 at DC public and charter schools

Step Ahead: Summer dance intensive and job skills program teens all rolled into one for 50 DC teens Dance is for Everyone Youth Scholarship Program: Needs- and merit-based scholarships for youth students to take class or be in a youth company D.A.R.E.® Dance America: Free dance classes and assemblies in metro DC area schools, promoting dance as an alternative to

drugs, alcohol, and violence Seniors in Motion: Free interactive demonstrations, classes, and performances for seniors at living and community centers The Near Northeast neighborhood where our Atlas studio is located continues to be the focus for our outreach programs. If you are interested in setting up a program near you, email

Members of Resident Company Jazzemotion bring the joy to the residents at Brighton Gardens

This past summer, Step Ahead participants took on a new service project. They planned and directed an afternoon of dance activities for younger children enrolled in Maury Elementary School’s summer camp. (Photo by Travis Curry)

“Superexceptionalisticative!” is the word Jasmine Pointer had to create to fully describe her 2009 Step Ahead experience.

Outreach Program Successes •

Vetted by DC Public Schools as an Out of School Time provider

Expanded Motion Express classes from 20 to 30 weeks during the school year

Developed new partnerships with So Oth-

ers Might Eat/Project Create and Martha’s Table to offer free Motion Express classes for their youth clients •

Developed new Seniors in Motion partnerships with First

Street Baptist Church, Kennedy Street Senior Center, and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s senior chorus •

Provided Dance is for Everyone Scholarships to 22 young students

Motion Express in action: Vincent Williams teaching West African to students at Ludlow Taylor Elementary School in Northeast DC

Thank You Very Much to Our Donors!

INDIVIDUAL DONORS $5,000 and up Anonymous Evelyn T. Brandt Samuel Turner $2,500 and up Anonymous Adrienne S. Masters and Harry H. Huang Helen Trilling $1,000 and up Philip Clapperton and Rudy Gallon Katherine C. Foster Dawn and Leon Harris The Eccles Family Jeremy Flachs The Hentoff Family Laurence and Florence Meyer Bruce and Mary Moreton Jill and Joe Piscatella Juan Carlos Rincones and Tom Pheasant Sandy and David Shapiro John and Martha Whitty Ashley Woodruff $500 and up Anonymous Laura Badian Doug Barker Linna Barnes and Chris Mixter Taquiena Boston Margaret de Lisser and Jonathan Ellen Kathleen Delaney Heidi Dupler Anjali Hansen Joyce Hayes Curtner Roz and Laurie Korb Yvette Kraft Stephanie Meyer and Eric Dunn Adrienne Price Alicia Sanderman

$500 and up, cont. Davis and Louisa Yeuell Doug Yeuell Rochelle Zeidman Mary Zients $250 and up Linda Adams Loren Amdursky Vinod Aranha Dana Boyd Eva Broecklmann Hugo Escobar Allison Feierabend Julie Kirtz Garrett Helen Hayes Susan Lanham Nevins and Patrick Nevins Beth Libow Mary Ellen Lynch Liz Martinez Baldick Ann and Jim McMillan Amy McPherson Cintia Nash Mary Jane and Peter Pagenstecher Kathryn Palmer The Philleo Family Margaret Riddle James Roof Heidi Schimpf Sue Siler Maria Spangenberg Polly Thibodeau Stephen Vago Youth Dance Ensemble $100 and up Anonymous (2) Karen Ackerman Brent Agnew Linda Arnold Andrea Ballance Erica Baller Malini Bawa Wilkes Barbara and Ted Belzer Frankie Blackburn and John Harwood Elizabeth Bosco Rochelle Bobroff

$100 and up, cont. Vicki and Joel Breman Beth Buck Susan and Dixon Butler Bev Cohen JoAnne and Michael Coles Candace Crews Elizabeth Darby Kris and Mike Davis Linda Davis Katherine Dawes Patricia DiRuggiero Jo Ann Engelhardt Rima Faber Melissa Flynn Susan Folsom Fiona Fox Frances Goldman Marin Graney Alejandro Hajdenberg Wendy and Daniel Jarcho Jean Lanham Linda Lash Dorothy Dort Levy Theodore Lewis Bonnie Liebman and Eric Flamm Lueen Lindsay Laurelle Lo Veronica Luzuriaga Ty Maxwell Laura McDonald Karen McLaughlin Julie Meyer Robin Miyoshi Landry Belinda Lee Jill Morehouse Lum Lina Murad Mimi Noorani Vedat Odabas-Geldiay Daniel Paredez Lynn Parseghian Janet Perim Michael Pretzer Milind Raje Nancy Reed Ben & Lisa Reeder Kevin Ryan Susan Shewchuk Dora Shick

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$100 and up, cont. Jamie Sinks Eveline Sperling Dr. Amanda Standard Terry Tansey Fred Thibodeau and Rebecca Chopp Pat and Peg Thibodeau Philip Thibodeau Mazzy Thompson Frank Vadala Karina Valverde Carol Weil Betsy Wendt Beth Wilkinson Ann Wilson Amy and Tom Worthen Ophelia Yeung $50 and up Leslie Adelman Frances Alexander Kayce M. Allison Micki Altiveros Laurie Anderson Vladimir Angelov Lori Ashford Marcelo and Grace Antinori Alexis Baden-Meyer Marcia Bauman Michael and Heidi Bergman Erika Braddock Brian Bressman Michael Brown Ilsa Bush Eric Burgan Suzanne Callahan Carmen Candanoza Randee Cherner Ilona Chrapaty David and Mary Crane Andrea Crews Donna Crisalli Caitlin Currie Anne Davis Livingston Suzanne DeGroot Gloria deWit Joanne DiGiorgio

September 1, 2008—August 31, 2009

$50 and up, cont. Sheila Feldman and Bill Blackburn Diane Ferguson Claire Frank Barbara Friedman Ann Frizell John Fry Shelly Galli Anita Gelenian Martha Glover Seth Greenstein Althea Gregory Karen Gruebnau Lily Gurmann and Steve Rebarber Morris Haimowitz William Halpern Tiffany Haughn Sheila Hennessey Susan Hoffman Mindy Hutchinson Carolyn Hyde Fiona James Leah Kalinosky Yael and Donald Kane Debra Kanter Bridget B. Kelly Emily Kirk Peter Larkin and Barbara Power Della Larson Cathleen Lavelle Raya Mandler Katharine Mardirosian Helen Martin Burns Leonardo Martinez Claire Mauro Stacy McLaughlin Tanvi Nagpal Carol Newman Christopher Nichols Josephine Nicholson Jessica Packett Katherine Page Lisa Page Julie Painter Sondra Phillips-Gilbert Nina Posidelow Betsy Read-Connole

$50 and up, cont. Olga Patricia Rivas Glenda F. Roland Roxann and Matthew Rowley Yuki Sakata Lee and Ashley Schneider Heidi Schultz Barbara Schwartz Jewel Shrader Orem Heather Sine David and Susana Sitja Marila Slye Patricia Stash Alyson Steele Dorothy Stevens Marie Suzuki Orit Tamir-Chaflawee Emily Tuck Mark Waksberg Kathleen Weitz Mona Yacoubian Abby Yochelson Kathryn Youel Page Ana Zarabia $25 and up Roy Arauz Sonia Arias Evlyn Baker Amy Bennett Tracy Bernstein Caroline Besley Jean Binek Rebecca Bly Camille Chatilovicz Adrienne Clancy Zoe Conway Audrey Cotton Elizabeth Crane Marina Dovganych Nancy Eickel Sarah Fishman Rachel Freidus Alana Futrell Paula Gardner Rachel Greenberg Gayle Hager Jennifer Hall Mckenzie Hall

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$25 and up, cont. Roy Arauz Sonia Arias Evlyn Baker Amy Bennett Tracy Bernstein Caroline Besley Jean Binek Rebecca Bly Camille Chatilovicz Adrienne Clancy Zoe Conway Audrey Cotton Elizabeth Crane Marina Dovganych Nancy Eickel Sarah Fishman Rachel Freidus Alana Futrell Paula Gardner Rachel Greenberg Gayle Hager Jennifer Hall Mckenzie Hall Robin Harwood Alejandra Herr Margel Highet Carole Hornik Sabrina Hurley Kelsey Hutchinson Adrea Jackson Francesca Jandasek Isabella Johnson Lauren Kafka Suzanne King Gertrude and Irving Klaus Lydia La Ferla Michele Lamprakos Maria Lasa-Sloan Lydia Levy Nora Lopez-Noguera Gladys Mack Stephanie R. Marcus Josh Martinez Victoria Mattiuzzo Sylvia Melecio Sandra Minion Nancy Morgan Diana Movius Ann Owens

$25 and up, cont. Carla Perlo Kim Pinckney Marina Pogossova Christina Prete Dina Purcell Gail Reizenstein Haven Erica Sewell Elizabeth Sielen Claire Sisson Kathleen Sperry David Stash Michele Stinson Jill Strachan George and Cheryl Taylor Fancy and Helmut Thiess Mary Thomas Nichelle L. Thomas Laurice Timpson Martha Van Clief Tatyana Varshavsky Cynthia Weiss Joy White Amy Whittington Stanka Zalozniy Abigail Zenner In-Kind Gifts Esperonto Bean Vanessa Carmichael-Elder Nikki Gambhir Helen Hayes Alana Hill Maurice Johnson Kelly Kunst JoAnne Sedgwick Coles Vikki Weinberger Adriane Whalen

For Fiscal Year 2009 (September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009) Despite our best efforts, errors may have occurred in the producing of this list. If this listing is in error in any way, please accept our apologies and notify us immediately at

Thank You Very Much to Our Funders!

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FOUNDATION AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT $50,000 and up DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities $25,000 and up Anonymous DC Children and Youth Investment Trust

Estela Velez teaches adult classes and directs Furia Flamenca Dance Company, a JOMDC Resident Arts Partner (Photo by Enoch Chan)

$10,000 and up Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation MARPAT Foundation The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

$10,000 and up, cont. Philip L. Graham Fund $5,000 and up Capitol Hill Community Foundation Clark-Winchcole Foundation Dallas Morse Coors Foundation

$1,000 and up Commonweal Foundation Crowell & Moring Foundation Foundation for Maryland’s Future Zients Family Foundation $250 and up Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A

$2,500 and up Ebb Point Foundation Eugene M. Lang Foundation


“I really love having Joy of Motion Dance Center in my community. It really brings style to the neighborhood.” Gladys Mack, ANC 6A Commissioner

Alexandra Ballance, Evelyn T. Brandt, Helen L. Hayes, and Natalie Pagenstecher at the 2008 Youth Dance Ensemble Scholarship Reception (Photo by S. Hutchison)

$1,000 and up MBIA $250 and up Coles Martial Arts Academy Computer Showcase Furia Flamenca Dance Company

$100 and up The Behnke Nurseries Company The GRC Company $25 and up AARP Step Afrika! In-Kind Gifts Atlas Performing Arts Center

In-Kind Gifts, cont. DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative Heineman Myers Contemporary Art Hogan & Hartson Paul’s of Chevy Chase Timberland Ultra Violet Flowers

GIFTS MADE IN HONOR In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Belinda Lee In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Margaret Riddle In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Mindy Hutchinson In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Phyllis Lerner In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Rachel Greenberg In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Sandy Perlstein In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Sheila Feldman and Bill Blackburn In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Vicki Breman

In honor of Loren Amdursky made by William Halpern In honor of Loren Amdursky made by Yael and Donald Kane In honor of Anya Aranha made by Vinod Aranha In honor of Sandy Bainum made by Jessica Packett In honor of Alexandra Ballance made by David and Mary Crane In honor of Furia Flamenca made by Katherine Page In honor of Furia Flamenca made by Daniel Paredez In honor of Furia Flamenca made by Evlyn Baker

In honor of Michelle Gordon made by Linda Lash In honor of Michelle Gordon made by Nancy Reed In honor of Tiffany Haughn made by Vedat OdabasGeldiay In honor of Helen Hayes made by Anonymous In honor of Helen Hayes made by Eric Burgan In honor of Helen Hayes made by Bonnie Liebman and Eric Flamm In honor of Helen Hayes made by Doug Yeuell In honor of Helen Hayes made by Eva Broeckelmann

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GIFTS MADE IN HONOR, CONT. In honor of Helen Hayes made by Jill Morehouse Lum In honor of Helen Hayes made by Joyce Hayes Curtner In honor of Helen Hayes made by Katharine Mardirosian In honor of Helen Hayes made by Loren Amdursky In honor of Helen Hayes made by Rachel Freidus In honor of Helen Hayes made by Kelsey Hutchison In honor of Helen Hayes made by Margaret Riddle In honor of Helen Hayes made by Helen Trilling In honor of Helen Hayes made by Rochelle Zeidman In honor of Helen Hayes made by Susan Lanham Nevins and Patrick Nevins

In honor of Helen Hayes made by Caitlin Currie In honor of Helen Hayes and the YDE prep program made by Roz and Laurie Korb In honor of Helen Hayes and the Youth Dance Ensemble made by Sarah Fishman In honor of Helen Hayes’ Monday class made by Brent Agnew In honor of Helen Hayes’ class made by Vladimir Angelov In honor of Helen Hayes and Doug Yeuell made by Julie Painter In honor of Lila Klaus made by Gertrude and Irving Klaus In honor of Marcy Newberger made by Susan Hoffman

In honor of Josephine Nicholson made by Tom Terbush In honor of Vikki Weinberger made by Tanvi Nagpal In honor of Kathleen Weitz made by Coles Martial Arts Academy In honor of Doug Yeuell made by Jill Strachan In honor of Doug Yeuell made by Loren Amdursky In honor of Doug Yeuell made by Helen Hayes and the Youth Dance Ensemble In honor of Zhen Zhang made by Brent Agnew In honor of their wedding guests made by Stephanie Meyer and Eric Dunn In honor of the youth dance faculty made by Sandy and David Shapiro

Groovin’: Groove Elements, one of JOMDC’s youth hip hop companies, onstage (Photo by JoAnne S. Coles)

“Giving to Joy of Motion supports the dance experience I enjoy in classes and performances, and the vitality of the dance community as a whole in this area.” - Brent Agnew, student

You Really Reached Out! Like so many nonprofit organizations - and arts groups in particular - last year’s economy had a severe adverse effect on JOMDC and on the funding sources which historically supported us. In April 2009, we launched a Reach Out campaign with the goal of raising $100,000 by August 31. And you reached out to us with wide and generous arms. You helped

raise almost $48,000 in 5 short months. We were truly humbled by the level of support that you and your fellow dancers and parents showed the organization.

new fiscal year on the right foot. In fact, with a strategic plan in hand, new technology to aid us, and your backing, we have actually emerged stronger as an organization.

Because of your support, strategic cost-cutting, and stronger than anticipated summer revenue, JOMDC achieved its goals. We ended our fiscal year in better financial standing and began the

In turn, we hope to reach out to you—to provide the award-winning dance experience you have come to rely on, and to continue to serve you and our entire community of dancers.

From Studio to Stage: Our perennially popular Performance Classes perform at the end of the semester in our Jack Guidone Theater at Friendship Heights (Photo by Orit Tamir-Chaflawee)

Financial Statements









DCypher Dance, JOMDC’s Resident Hip Hop Company, performs at school assemblies and other community events, in addition to their regular performance season (Photo by Alana Hill)




0% FY2005

FY2006 Contributed Income

For every dollar you donate, 80 cents goes straight back into our programs and services.


Performance Revenue


Investment Income


FY2009 Class Revenue


3% 17%



Raqin’: Raqs Jameel, JOMDC’s teen belly dance company, performs at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo (Photo by Orit Tamir-Chaflawee)


Adult and Youth Dance Programs


General and administrative


Outreach Programs

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Temporarily Restricted



$ 1,975,720

REVENUE & SUPPORT Tuition, admission, and fees


$ 1,975,720


Cash and cash equivalents









Accounts receivable, net

Contract revenue




Grants receivable

Concessions and merchandise sales revenue





Rental income













$ 227,134

Restricted cash

385 8,401 28,750 146

Prepaid expenses

Interest and dividends Net depreciation in fair value of investments Net assets released from restriction: satisfaction of program restrictions TOTAL REVENUE & SUPPORT






Total Current Assets


OTHER ASSETS Property and equipment, net


Security deposits


Total Other Assets





Program Services:


Adult and Youth Dance Programs








Outreach Programs














Accrued liabilities

Total Program Services Support Services:


Deferred tuition income


Total Current Liabilities


NET ASSETS Unrestricted

General and Administrative Fundraising Total Support Services











NET ASSETS, beginning of year





NET ASSETS, end of year

Accounts payable







Members of the Senior Company of the Youth Dance Ensemble at their year-end concert.


Temporarily restricted



157,390 $ 456,610

* Based on JOMDC’s FY 2009 financial statements, which have been reviewed by an independent auditor. Full financial statements are available by request.

“Joy of Motion’s Youth Dance Ensemble is one of the top teen dance programs in this country, and it trains students with artistic excellence.” - Rima Faber, Ph.D., Program Director, National Dance Education Organization

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