Our main session follows the school year: September to early June. There is an annual registration fee of $25 per family.

Fall 2018-2019 Class Schedule (PDF 519K)

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Classes for Children

Toddler Toodaloo 

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)

 

Dance Stories 

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

Discover Dance! 

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.)

Adaptive Dance Stories

This class is designed for children with disabilities. They work to build coordination and confidence, all the while exploring the imagination. Dancers will be encouraged to express themselves through movement while building on a range of physical, cognitive and social skills. The teacher may read a story to the children or talk about a movement concept that will provide inspiration for that days dance.

(Ages: 5-7 yrs.)

Adaptive Discover Dance!

This class is designed for children with disabilities. It works to build coordination and confidence, Dancers will be introduced to elements of Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz and Tap. Students will be encouraged to express themselves through movement while building on a range of physical, cognitive and social skills. Class is invited to perform in the annual Spring Concert.

(Ages: 8+ yrs.)

Ballet/Pre-Pointe/Pointe

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: 13+ yrs. Teen & Adult Beginning Ballet 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

Contemporary Modern Dance

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: 7-9 yrs., Level 2: 9-11 yrs., Level 3: 11+ yrs. Adult Modern Dance for beginners also available.)

Jazz

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: 7-9 yrs., Level 2: 9-11 yrs., Level 3: 11-13 yrs., Level 4: 13+ yrs.)

Lyrical

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.

(Lyrical Level 1: 7-9 yrs., Level 2: 9-11 yrs. Level 3: 11-13 yrs., Level 4: 13+ yrs.)

Tap

Rhythm Tap technique taught with a Broadway flair!

(Tap Level 1: 7-9 yrs., Level 2: 9-11 yrs., Level 3: 11+ yrs. Teen & Adult Tap Beginning and Intermediate also available.

 

Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Tap and an outstanding recital” —C. Reach

Hip-Hop

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: 7-9 yrs., Level 2: 9-11 yrs., Level 3: 11+ yrs. Teen & Adult Hip-Hop for beginners also available.)

Musical Theater

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 11 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.

 

Classes for Teens and Adults

Teen & Adult Beginning Ballet

Beginning ballet with a focus on placement, alignment, flexibility and musicality.

Adult Modern Dance 

Beginning Modern Dance class will combine elements of Graham, Cunningham, Hawkins, Limon and Horton technique with stretching and strengthening exercises for a fun and challenging class.

Modern Improvisation (for Seniors)

A dance class for women of all ages to use our bodies to express ideas or feelings, much as artists create original pictures. The class includes modern dance technique with some Yoga influence as well as improvisation in groups with other dancers or solo.

Teen & Adult Hip-Hop

Class is designed for beginning and intermediate dancers. Street dance styles: popping, locking, robotics, breaking included.

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 Dance Packages.

Zumba

Zumba is a Latin inspired dance exercise class. If you’re looking to get in shape, lose weight, strengthen your muscles or just have some fun, lose yourself in the Latin rhythms of Zumba. There is no wrong way to do Zumba. When you truly FEEL the music, your body will follow. In Zumba, we embrace everyone’s individuality. No one is alike in their style or ability. So put all your fears aside and see how Zumba can change your life for the better.

Pilates

This class explores conscious movement utilizing pilates core exercises, breath, and meditation to de-stress, stretch, and strengthen the entire body. Develop strength and calmness through the use of breath and focus to activate your core and perform a series of exercises to tone and strengthen all areas of the body.

 

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Fall 2018-2019 Schedule