Art In Motion Dance Center

Our Classes

 

Intro Ballet/Tap, Junior Ballet/Tap

Ballet/Tap combination classes are a great way for students to experience two different types of dance during a one-hour instructional time. Basic tap and ballet skills and techniques are introduced at the intro level and difficulty increases at the junior level.

What To Wear:

  • pink or light suntan tights

  • leotard or leotard/skirt

  • hair up and out of face

  • no jewelry or jeans

  • black Freestyle by Danskin girls tap shoes (available at Target)

  • pink Freestyle by Danskin girls ballet slippers (available at Target)

 

Ballet (Intermediate, Preteen, Teen II, Teen III)

Ballet classes focus on building strength, poise, proper body alignment, turnout, and extension in an expressive atmosphere.  Ballet is the basis of all dance disciplines and is recommended for all students.

What To Wear:

  • light suntan tights

  • leotard or form-fitting tank top

  • hair up in ponytail or bun

  • no jewelry

  • shorts and ballet skirts may be worn over tights, but no baggy clothing is allowed

  • Bloch “Elastosplit X” canvas split-sole ballet slipper, pink

  • Bloch Child “Pump” canvas ballet slipper, pink (only for dancers whose feet are not yet big enough for the Elastosplit style mentioned above)

Pointe (Beginning/Intermediate, Advanced)

Dancing on pointe is the act of standing on the tips of the toes while performing steps from ballet. Also known as pointe work, it is performed using hard–toed and stiff-shanked pointe shoes. Dancing on pointe requires strength and skill, so prior permission from instructor is required before students begin taking pointe classes. Those taking a pointe class must also take a ballet class.

What To Wear:

  • light suntan tights

  • leotard or form-fitting tank top

  • hair up in ponytail or bun

  • no jewelry

  • shorts and ballet skirts may be worn over tights, but no baggy clothing is allowed

  • pink satin pointe shoes - brand and fit must be approved by instructor

Tap (Intermediate, Preteen/teen)

Tap classes incorporate both rhythm and Broadway tap styles. Classes are designed to refine skills while moving beyond fundamentals. Tappers focus on intricate footwork while preserving quality and clarity of sound.

What To Wear:

  • form-fitting shirt or leotard

  • leggings or shorts/shorts with tights

  • hair up and out of face

  • no jewelry or jeans

  • black Capezio adult Cadence tap shoe

  • black Capezio child Flexmaster split-shoe

Hip-Hop (Intermediate, Teen)

Hip-Hop combines jazz, street, and funk styles in a high energy class that develops technique, self-confidence, and stage performance.

What To Wear:

  • loose-fitting clothing

  • hair up and out of face

  • no shorts

  • no jewelry or jeans

  • black Capezio child “Fierce” dance sneaker

  • black Capezio adult “Fierce” dance sneaker

 

Jazz (Intermediate, Preteen, Teen II, Teen III)

Jazz is an athletic class focused on improving technique, strength, and flexibility, which will enhance students’ jumps, turns, and stage performance.

What To Wear:

  • shorts with tights/cropped pants or leggings

  • form-fitting shirts or leotards

  • hair up and out of face

  • no jewelry or jeans

  • Capezio child E-Series slip on jazz shoe, black

  • Capezio adult E-Series slip on jazz shoe, black

Modern (Preteen, Teen II, Teen III)

Modern dance explores movement, space, rhythm, and the dancer’s own creativity. Modern classes emphasize floor work, partnering, and expressive movement.

What To Wear:

  • shorts with tights/cropped pants or leggings

  • form-fitting shirts or leotards

  • hair up and out of face

  • no jewelry or jeans

  • knees must be covered with pants or tights for floor work

  • no shoes required for modern classes

Broadway Jazz

Broadway Jazz is a form of theatrical performance that combines acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through the music, movement, and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.

What To Wear:

  • shorts with tights/cropped pants or leggings

  • form-fitting shirts or leotards

  • hair up and out of face

  • no jewelry or jeans

  • knees must be covered with pants or tights for floor work

  • Capezio Adult Jr. Footlight 1.5" Heel Character Shoes, Black (no T-strap)

Company

Members of all of our company are selected by audition.  Company dancers are talented and dedicated individuals with performance experience.  Companies perform at various venues in the community and learn several pieces per semester for recitals. All company dancers are required to take a ballet technique class in addition to company class.  Company class is a separate cost and is not included in class packages.

What To Wear:

  • shorts with tights/cropped pants or leggings

  • form-fitting shirts or leotards

  • hair up and out of face

  • no jewelry or jeans

  • knees must be covered with pants or tights for floor work

  • Bloch Eclipse canvas lyrical shoes

  • Capezio Adult Jr. Footlight 1.5" Heel Character Shoes, Black (no T-strap)