As the world changes quickly, we are often thrown many situations we never intended. For the safety and welfare of our dance family, we are now offering a simultaneous virtual class option for those more comfortable with remote instruction and to accommodate our lower-capacity classes. In order to allow your dancers the opportunity to train and to put your hard earned dollars to work, we have developed an online curriculum to cater to these needs. We will be holding online classes until we are able to re-open at full capacity. For more information, please contact us!
Dance provides an outlet for children to be creative, physical and musical, and here are Art In Motion, we offer a comprehensive children’s dance program for ages 2-6 years old. Our fun, nurturing, family-oriented children’s dance program helps instill creativity, confidence, coordination, and poise. The young dancers will be taught the fundamentals ballet, tap and jazz giving them the proper steps for growth all while exploring their movement through imagination and music! The Young Dancer Program classes consist of an hour long combination that begins with ballet, moves into jazz, and finishes with tap. The dancers will leave this program with an incredible amount of dance skill and knowledge making their next steps in dance an easy transition.
The STUDIO PROGRAM at Art In Motion is our recreational dance program offering top-notch training in all dance styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Modern dance. Our goal is to instill a love, passion, and appreciation of dance all the while teaching essential life skills needed for each child’s future success. This program is divided into Level I and Level II classes that will piggy back on the growth and development where our Young Dancers Program left off. Classes at this level are curriculum-based classes geared toward strengthening the dancer’s technique and developing artistic skills. Students become familiar with correct structural and muscular placement, and learn the vocabulary specific to the discipline. Students begin a concentrated focus in the disciplines of their choice: ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, Horton-based modern, and contemporary ballet. There are no prerequisite classes or minimum class requirements; however, students are placed according to both age and ability. Students are encouraged to take more than one type of class, but for those who are still in the "figuring out" stage or the "schedule too packed" phase we offer a mixed technique combo class that will introduce them to longer class times and many techniques.
The CORE PROGRAM at Art In Motion is a pre-professional curriculum-based program designed for the dedicated dance student. The diverse syllabus offers intensive training for students aspiring for a dance career in college or professionally or for those students who just have a passion and ability to work at a higher level. Students are placed into Levels III or IV, first based on age, then based on ability. We believe a mixed age program serves all students well by allowing those less proficient, but just as passionate, to see what they are working towards with the move advanced dancers, and by allowing the more advanced dancers the opportunity to hone in on their skill, being reminded of technical correction and the ability to lead artistically!
Ballet (variations, repertory, partnering), Pointe, Jazz (Theater Dance, Classic Jazz (Giordano, Luigi, Mattox) Street Jazz), Modern (Horton, Graham, Cunningham Technique), Tap, Contemporary Ballet (Simonson Technique), Floor Barre, and much, much more.
***All Pointe Students are required to take 2 ballet classes/week****
Ballet technique classes are the foundation for training at Art In Motion, with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turnout, epaulement (coordination of the upper body), and por de bras (use of arms). A.I.M's unique syllabus exposes students to traditional Vaganova (Russian), Cecchitti (Italian) and American techniques. Class begins with work at the barre to build str
Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap Dance classes explore the two traditions of rhythm tap (hoofing) and Broadway tap. Class begins with warm up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm, followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality, concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisa
Jazz is a dance form that appeals to everyone because of its energy, variety, and vitality. Jazz Dance classes explore contemporary and classic jazz dance, rooted in the social dance forms, that draws inspiration from a wide range of music including jazz, swing, blues, pop, soul and funk. Classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, followed b
Modern Dance appeals to the creative, artistic soul in everyone because of its expressiveness and freedom of individuality. Art In Motion’s Modern Dance classes introduce students to elements of Horton, Graham, Cunningham & Limon techniques and focus on movement from the inside out. The students will be encouraged to use of breath, energy, and connection in their movement. A warm up of breath and
Contemporary Ballet is a form of dance that takes its technique from classical ballet, although it permits a greater range of movement that may not adhere to the strict body lines set forth by schools of ballet technique. Many of its concepts come from the ideas and innovations of 20th century modern dance including floor work, balletic movements and turn-in of the legs. It is an organic approach
Hip Hop focuses on developing strength and personal style, which will ask the dancer to connect athleticism, musicality, and articulation of the body. An hour long hip hop dance class of repetitive signature hip hop moves will explore the basics of hip hop dance. The class is a non-stop, high energy class that builds endurance and strength to popular hip hop music. The class begins with a warm-up