Classes

We offer a wide variety of international dance forms along with traditional forms of Western dance. Scroll down to see our schedule and class descriptions.  

SUMMER SCHEDULE (June-July, 2021)

Most classes will take place in Kennedy Park in Sharpsburg unless noted otherwise or weather permitting. We will email information out prior to class so please register in advance by dropping us a line at info@artinmotionpgh.com

Mondays

  • 5pm Butterfly Ballet & Bellydance 3-5- with Jen
  • 6pm Bellydance adults 1- with Jen
  • 7pm Bellydance adults 2- with Emily

Tuesdays

  • 5pm – Ballet, ages 7-9, with Tricia
  • 5pm – Toddler Dance Class
  • 6 pm – Latin Jazz 3 ages 7-9 and LaTeen Dance, with Lucy

Wednesdays

  • 4:30pm – Ballet-Latin jazz 1 acro combo ages 3-5, with Lucy
  • 5:30pm – Ballet-Latin jazz 2 acro combo ages 6-7, with Lucy
  • 6:30pm – Samba Jazz Technique (in studio)

Thursdays Adult tap classes are NOT available on zoom due to the nature of the competing sounds. Classes are in studio only.

  • 5:00-5:45 pm – Kids Tap
  • 5:45-6:30 pm – Hip Hop ages 6 and up
  • 6:30 pm – Adult Tap 1- with Cindy
  • 7:30 pm – Adult Tap 2- with Cindy

Fridays

  • 3:30 pm – Private rehearsal
  • 4:30 pm – Bellydance & Jazz ages 6 and up- with Jen
  • 5:30 pm – Movement & Flow

Saturdays 

  • No classes on Saturday in June and July!
  • Available for private intensives and rentals

Sunday 

  • 11am Bellydance Brunch (Beginner adults)
  • Available for private intensives and rentals

Aug – Dec, 2021 SCHEDULE

Our classes restart the week of August 16th!  Reserve your spot by dropping us a line at info@artinmotionpgh.com

Mondays

  • 5pm Butterfly Ballet & Bellydance 3-5- with Jen
  • 6pm Bellydance 101: Drills, Zills and Veil- with Jen
  • 7pm Bellydance adults 2- with Emily

Tuesdays

  • 4:45pm – Acro ages 6 and up with Tricia
  • 5:30 pm – Ballet ages 6 and up with Tricia
  • 6:15pm Jazz ages 6 and up with Tricia

Wednesdays

  • 4:30pm – Ladybug Lyrical ages 3-5, with Daniella
  • 5:30pm – Eclectic Eastern European Dancing, ages 6 and up, with Daniella
  • 6:30pm – Eclectic Eastern European Dancing, adults, with Daniella

Thursdays Tap classes are NOT available on zoom due to the nature of the competing sounds. Classes are in studio only.

  • 6:30 pm – Adult Tap 1- with Cindy
  • 7:30 pm – Adult Tap 2- with Cindy

Fridays

  • 3:30 pm- Private rehearsal
  • 4:30 pm- Bellydance & Jazz ages 6 and up- with Jen

Saturdays 

  • 10am – Tap dance kids, ages 6 and up, with Simon
  • 11am – Hip hop kids, ages 6 and up, with Simon
  • 12pm – Movement & Flow for Adults, with Simon

Sunday 

  • 11am Bellydance Brunch (Beginner adults)
  • available for private intensives and rentals

Class Descriptions

BELLYDANCE

Bellydance 101 Mondays: Drills, Zills and Veil. Swishing veils, chiming finger cymbals and fluid movement and technique form the basis of a bellydancer’s repertoire. Bellydance 101 is perfect for adventurous beginners and intermediate/advanced dancers who want to increase body awareness through bellydance technique, conditioning, drills, and combinations. We will incorporate veils and zills (finger cymbals) into class. Don’t worry, we have loaners if you do not have a veil or set of zills!

Bellydance Mondays, Level 2 Combos and Choreography. Bellydance Level 2 develops traveling combos and transitions with and without props as we develop combinations that complete a choreography throughout the session.

Level 1 and 2 classes include a short warm up and stretch, head to toe technique and conditioning, an explanation of what genre we will explore and its cultural/ historical roots, and short combinations that you can take home with you! We will often incorporate zills (finger cymbals) and veils; don’t worry, we have loaners! Class is suitable for ALL levels of experience. Modifications are always offered to accommodate each and every level of dancer. Monday night adult classes work together and students are encouraged to try both hours for the best bellydance experience. We can’t wait to dance with you!

Bellydance Brunch, Beginner Friendly. This class is designed for beginners, but is great for anyone wanting to strengthen and refine their belly dance basics. Class starts with a warm up and stretching, followed by explanations and drills of many belly dance postures and movements. We will also introduce props, discuss musicality and rhythms, and combine our basic movements into dynamic combinations! This social dance is welcoming of all experience and fitness levels. We can’t wait to dance with you!

Youth Bellydance Classes

Bellydance & Jazz:  ages 6 & up with Jen Students will learn the basics of the bellydance exploring music, movement and rhythms with fun props like finger cymbals, veils and more. This age appropriate class features bellydance and ballet/jazz technique, choreographies, movement games, and an introduction to zilling (finger cymbals).

Butterfly Ballet, Jazz and Bellydance, ages 3-5 with Jen.  In this creative movement class, our young students will learn the basics of ballet, jazz, and bellydance exploring music, movement and rhythms in creative, whimsical ways. We use many props in this class…tutus, fairy wings, veils, finger cymbals, and fans in order to express the joy of dance and movement! This age appropriate class features bellydance and ballet technique, combinations, movement games, and an introduction to rhythms.

Tap Dance

Beginner Tap Dance for Adults with Cindy. Love music? Need to move? This is the class for you! In Tappin’ Technique (Level 1), we will learn the basics of tap dance, experience different rhythms and throw in a little cardio just for good measure. Whether you have danced before or have always wanted to learn, you will be challenged in this class. If you don’t have tap shoes when the class starts, bring hard soled shoes (not sneakers) to dance in.

Tap Level 2, Choreo and Combos is a stand alone class and is geared to the intermediate to advanced tapper. For an added challenge, take both hours as this class builds on Tappin’ Technique and take sit to another level.

Children’s Tap and Jazz ages 6 & up This class will build the foundation of both tap and traditional jazz. A fun class to learn the basics of jazz along with tap technique and musicality. Early exposure to the musical patterns and unique mind-to-foot connection associated with tap & jazz dancing will allow students to recognize tempo & build off of the basic rhythms to more intricate movements and coordination.

Ballet, Acro & Jazz

Movement & Flow Technique! This class explores classical forms of ballet and modern dance to build a technical foundation for movement. Participants increase somatic understanding through meditation and conditioning, while also exercising the mind with challenging movement combinations. This class helps to increase strength, balance, focus, and flexibility through a groovy, medium-impact training method. *This adult class is highly recreational; no experience required!

Acro dance, or just acro, for ages 6 & up, is a style of dance that combines classical ballet technique with fluid acrobatic movements. Acro dance helps students to increase their strength, control and flexibility. Beginners are welcome and modifications will be made for individual skill levels. Acro dance class combines well with our Ballet and Jazz class on the same night! Begins September 2021!

Our Children’s Ballet class for ages 6 & up strives to teach the fundamental building blocks of training in Classical Ballet. In this class, we use fun and creative exercises while also introducing the basic vocabulary of ballet. Dancers are introduced to alignment, flexibility, and coordination as a way of furthering their dance. This training develops a strong foundation of physical and mental understanding necessary for Classical Ballet training. Fun, creative elements such as stories, games and other imaginative activities keep exciting pace of the class lively and engaging.

Children’s Jazz for ages 6 & up. Students will learn Jazz technique including turns, kicks and leaps while exploring modern and traditional music and rhythms. This class features jazz technique, choreographies, and movement games featuring trendy dance steps used for many forms of dance. Begins September 2021!

Hip Hop

Hip Hop Saturdays with Simon ages 6 and up. Explore the rhythmic body in this upbeat fusion of house and African dance. Full of playful exercises that move body and mind, this hip class encourages individuality in coolness. No experience required, just a good attitude, boys and girls welcome.

Hip Hop Adults with Simon, monthly special session – give yourself an introduction to Hip Hop with Simon as he leads us through our monthly special session!

Eastern European Dance

Ladybug Lyrical and more, ages 3-5. In this creative movement class, our young students will learn the basics of ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance exploring music, movement and rhythms in creative, whimsical ways. We may use many props in this class…tutus, fairy wings, veils, finger cymbals, and fans in order to express the joy of dance and movement! This age appropriate class features classic ballet technique, combinations, movement games, and an introduction to rhythms. Begins September 2021!

Eclectic Eastern European Dancing with Daniella, ages 6 and up. In this distinctive class, students will learn basic fundamentals of classical dance training used in various traditional dances from many countries across Europe, including Serbia, Croatia, Russia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece, and many more! Students will receive a unique dance education and experience, learning about many different cultures, customs, and costumes!! This class can be adjusted to fit the experience levels of any age student. Begins September 2021!

Eclectic Eastern European Dancing with Daniella, adults. In this distinctive class, adults will learn the basic fundamentals of classical dance training used in various traditional dances from many countries across Europe, including Serbia, Croatia, Russia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece, and more! Students will receive firsthand knowledge of eastern european cultures, customs, and costumes, along with stretching, conditioning and classical ballet and dance technique!! This class can be adjusted to fit the experience levels of any age student and is guaranteed to lift your spirits! Begins September 2021!

Pittsburgh West Coast Swing (on hiatus and will return hopefully end of 2021)

Pittsburgh West Coast Swing- Art in Motion PGH class passes do not apply to this class. Please purchase passes directly from PGHWCS.  www.pghwcs.com West Coast Swing lessons and practice dance; no partner necessary. 7:30 ~ patterns lesson 8:15 ~ beginner and advanced fundamentals lesson 9:00 ~ social dance  

Latin Jazz

Ballet-Latin jazz 1-acro combo  ages 3-5 with Lucy. Students will learn the basics of the ballet, exploring the music and movement from different Brazilian and latin rhythms . This class features jazz technique, choreographies, movement games, and an introduction to acro dance and Portuguese language

Ballet -Latin jazz 2 acro combo ages 6-7 with Lucy. Kids transition from our latin jazz 1 Students will learn the basics of the ballet, exploring the music and movement from different Brazilian and latin rhythms . This class features jazz technique, choreographies, movement games, and an introduction acro dance and Portuguese language. 

Latin jazz ages 7-9: Students will learn Jazz steps exploring the music and movement from different Brazilian and latin rhythms. This class features jazz technique, choreographies, and movement games. Intermediary class for kids age 7-9 who already have at least one year dance experience.

LaTeen Jazz, ages 10-14: LaTeen Jazz is a dance class aimed towards ages 10-14. Teens in this class explore the vibrant diversity of Brazil by learning movements and dances which compliment Brazilian samba, funk and jazz music.

Samba jazz technique we will learn the basics of samba and latin dance with smooth combinations of jazz dance ! Hips and waist combinations also posture and musicality! Shake your hips, feel sassy, and tone your body while having fun with us!

Samba jazz Choreo and Combos is a stand alone class and is geared to the intermediate to advanced dancers. Based on fast speed samba the steps will combined with hips, jumps and walking techniques!