At Arts in Motion we treat all students with respect. We believe that dance should be accessible to all ages and ability levels. We encourage teamwork and cooperation. In our group dance classes our goal is to teach a love of the art of dance with an understanding of the theory and history behind it. We prepare students to explore their creativity and to perform with confidence. Adult Dance Classes (Ballet, Modern, Ballroom) are also available for teens and adults just wanting to get in shape or learn a new skill!

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Classes That Spark Creativity

All of our dance classes are designed to encourage kids and adults alike to be happy and healthy and to find creative expression through movement.

Pre-School Level Dance Classes

Our classes help your little dancer learn to move purposefully through creative movement, imaginative play and free dance. 

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Recreational Dance Classes for School-Aged Children

Discover Dance in age appropriate classes that work to build coordination and confidence, all the while exploring the imagination!

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Classes for Teens and Adults

Student Dance Company builds performance skills and confidence and our classes prepare students for college level dance and professional auditions.

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Why Take a Dance Class?

There are many benefits to taking a dance class—physical, cognitive, emotional, and social. Here are four of my favorites.

  • Confidence

    Dance builds the mind-body connection, promotes positive self-image and increases self-confidence. Dance teaches that if you work hard you can do anything! Young dancers learn to be independent and older dancers learn to shine in the spotlight.

  • Dance Class Teaches Teamwork

    At Arts in Motion we focus on working together to be the best dancers we can be. Each level of dance class is designed to be taken 2 years in a row so the older dancers are able to mentor and support the younger dancers. We believe that a dance performance is not about who is in the front row, but about cooperating to create a gift for the audience.

  • Dance Creates Life-Long Friends

    In dance class we share goals with each other. We struggle together and celebrate triumphs together. The friends we make in dance class can help us through transitional times like starting kindergarten, middle school or high school.

  • Fun!

    Dance Class Should Be Fun. Yes, we are learning and growing and challenging ourselves, but we also can let loose a little, express ourselves and be creative.

Discover Dance at Arts in Motion

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  • What The Parents Are Saying

    My daughters have been dancing here for over a year. The dance stories classes are creative and totally age appropriate, my girls absolutely love going to dance class! We really appreciate the teachers and the welcoming environment in the studio.

    - M. Muza-Moons
  • What The Parents Are Saying

    Love this studio! What a great experience I had with my first ballet class. Great instructors. Highly recommend.

    - E. Schulte
  • What The Parents Are Saying

    My daughter attends the Dance Stories II class and absolutely loves it. She has been at Arts in Motion for two years now and is so taken with her experience that she asked me to guarantee that she could continue for years to come;) We appreciate both the teachers and organizers at Arts In Motion for they have created an environment where learning and enjoying dance are one and the same.

    - A. Erlewine

Featured Teachers

Our teachers give 100% to their students and expect 100% back. Our small class sizes allow teachers to give personalized, immediate and specific feedback.

Slavka Jelinkova

Ballet (Vaganova Method), Pre-Pointe, Pointe

Apryl Pipe

Modern Dance 3

Lesley Criscenti

Dance Stories, Dance and Art in Me

Recent Blog Posts

Tips for parents and students, performance reviews, and all things DANCE!

23 Jul

Miryam Johnson

Miryam Johnson, a Detroit based Dance Artist, is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, with degrees in Dance Performance/ Choreography and African American Studies. She grew up training with the University of Akron’s Dance Institute, Alvin’s Ailey’s “The Ailey Extension” …

26 Jun

Amy Schell

Amy began as a tap dancer in her 20s and never stopped! She studied with Valerie Mould and then taught classes with her in Royal Oak, Michigan for more than 25 years. She was the technique coach for Kaleidoscope Studio …

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