“Conflicted with Joy: The evolution of a dance studio from a parent’s perspective” is a book designed to capture the emotional connection between a parent supporter and a dance studio. With three locations in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland, Joy of Motion dance studio impacted Amanda in ways that other dance studios did not.
Amanda elevated the status of Joy of Motion in her personal life to such an extent, that she was willing to transplant her entire family and start anew to be closer to the studio for the benefit of her daughters and their continuing dance education.
This book is intended to capture the essence of Amanda’s deep admiration and love for Joy of Motion dance studio. The book will start off with a background of Amanda’s upbringing with dance, discuss her daughters’ experiences with other dance studios, and culminate in finding that magical unicorn at Joy of Motion dance studio.
Along the way, Amanda will discuss the history of Joy of Motion and piece together the limited information she was able to glean as a parent of two former students of Joy of Motion. Facts, dates, history, and real people will be a central aspect of this book.
For this reason, Amanda will continue soliciting help from people who previously had and currently have working relationships with Joy of Motion to help make this a well-rounded book with facts, quotes, and information from all sides.