Our session runs Sept 11, 2017 – June 4, 2018 with our studio concert in May. We take students continuously throughout the year. There is an annual registration fee (1/family) of $25.
Tuition fees are listed on the Fall 2017-2018 Schedule.
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Help your child learn to move his/her body purposefully through space. Creative movement is encouraged through imaginative play and free dance.
(Ages: 1-3 yrs. with a parent/care-giver)
Children will learn basic dance vocabulary through teacher and student generated dance stories. The teacher may read a story to the children or talk about a movement concept that will provide inspiration for that day’s dance. This class is intended as an independent dance class although parents will occasionally be welcomed into the dance space at the end of class to watch the students perform.
(Level 1: 3-4 yrs., Level 2: 4-5 yrs.)
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
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
Beginning dancers will take this class that covers the basics of all four fundamental dance styles: Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap. Learn what the differences are, and the similarities as well as some of the history behind these four movement practices.
(Ages: 5-6 yrs.)
Arts in Motion offers adaptive classes for differently abled students and students with different learning styles.
Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Tap and an outstanding recital” —C. Reach
In ballet classes we focus on placement, alignment, flexibility and musicality through a blend of traditional ballet techniques and contemporary movement theory. Basic ballet concepts, vocabulary and skills are introduced through standard combinations at the barre and in the center. Each level is designed to be taken for 2 years in a row. As students progress through the levels the exercises will increase in length and difficulty and more emphasis will be placed on retention of choreography and performance quality.
(Ballet Level 1: 7-9 yrs., Level 2: 9-11 yrs., Level 3/Pre-pointe: 11-13 yrs., Level 4/Pointe: 12+ yrs. Adult Beginning and Intermediate classes also available.)
My daughter loves her Ballet 1 class. She has a great teacher who keeps all of the kids interested in what they are learning. —C. Hoopingarner
Love this studio! What a great experience I had with my first ballet class. Great instructors. Highly recommend. —E. Schulte
In Modern Dance we use our bodies to express ideas or feelings, much as artists create original pictures. We experiment with the weight of the body and dynamic qualities such as fall and rebound, spiral, and the influences of breath on movement. We explore the concepts of improvisation and composition. Beginning levels will focus on classical modern dance exercises based on the techniques of the original Modern dancers such as Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Doris Humphrey, Merce Cunningham and Erik Hawkins. As students progress through the levels they will be challenged with longer exercises and combinations that will prepare them for learning and performing repertory.
(Modern Level 1: 7-10 yrs., Level 2: 10-13 yrs., Level 3: 13+ yrs. Adult Beginning and Intermediate Modern also available.)
Dancers will be exposed to a combination of lyrical and broadway dance styles. Standard jazz combinations will be taught to a mixture of traditional jazz, broadway and popular music. Vocabulary that is specific to jazz dance includes syncopated rhythm, isolations and large jumps and leaps.
(Jazz Level 1: 7-10 yrs., Level 2: 10-13 yrs., Level 3: 13+ yrs.)
Lyrical combines the techniques of ballet, modern dance and jazz to create dances that express the emotions of a song. In addition to technical warm up exercises dancers will explore improvisation, elements of composition and will learn standard leaps and turns. Dancers will be exposed to a combination of lyrical and broadway dance styles. Standard jazz combinations will be taught to a mixture of traditional jazz, broadway and popular music. Vocabulary that is specific to jazz dance includes syncopated rhythm, isolations and large jumps and leaps.
(Lyrical Level 1: 7-9 yrs., Level 2: 9-11 yrs. Level 3: 11-13 yrs., Level 4: 13+ yrs.)
Rhythm Tap technique taught with a Broadway flair!
(Tap Level 1: 7-10 yrs., Level 2: 10-13 yrs., Level 3: 13+ yrs.)
This class will expose the student to all of the elements of this Urban dance style including breaking, robotics and pop and lock. Class will focus on improvisational techniques.
(Hip Hop Level 1: 7-10 yrs., Level 2: 10-13 yrs., Level 3: 13+ yrs. Private lessons are also available.)
Students will have weekly voice and dance lessons. They will learn songs from classic Musical Theater shows and will learn elements of ballet and jazz and character development through voice and movement. Students who are ready will be given the opportunity for solos.
(Musical Theater Level 1/Beginners: 7-11 yrs., Level 2/Intermediate: 11-18 yrs.)
Student Dance Company
Students ages 10 and up in level 2 or higher classes who are ready for more performance opportunities are invited to take weekly repertory classes with faculty and other local choreographers to create dance pieces to be presented in community performances.
Ballroom (Teens and Adults)
Basic Ballroom styles (waltz, fox trot, swing, rhumba, merengue, cha cha, tango) taught in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Couples are taught to communicate through the leading and following and improvise within the fundamental structure of the dances. Group classes or private lessons available. Special Packages are available for Wedding Couples. Click here to view and download a PDF with more information about our wedding package.
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Click here for the 2017 Summer Schedule.
Click here for the Fall 2017-2018 Schedule.