Classes

Art in Motion Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of international dance forms along with traditional forms of Western dance. Scroll down to see our schedule and class descriptions. 

Monday Youth Classes

  • 6-7 pm Introduction to Bellydance, ages 5-9

Monday Adult Classes (beginning June 2018)

  • 6-7:30 pm Team Jen’s Mixed Levels Bellydance Class
  • 7:30-8:30 pm Bellydance Performance Preparation Class- by instructor permission only

Tuesday Youth Classes

  • 5:15-6 pm Toddler Dance Class, ages 18 months – 2  years old

Tuesday Adult Classes 

  • 6-7 pm Beginner Ballet Class

Wednesday Youth Classes 

  • 10-10:45am Baby & Me, ages 6-18 months
  • 5:00pm – 5:45 pm, ages 3-5  Intro to ballet, jazz technique
  • 5:45pm – 6:45 pm, ages 6-8  Intro to ballet, jazz technique

Wednesday Adult Classes

  • 6 pm- Samba level 1
  • 7 pm – Samba level 2

Thursday Adult Classes

  • 6 pm Adult tap class for beginners

Friday

  • 10-10:45am Baby & Me, ages 6-18 months
  • Special events, TBD

Saturday Adults (No classes in July and August 2018, we will begin Saturdays in September!)

  • 10 am Bellydance with Jen, all levels (Main room)
  • 11 am Bellydance Basics with Jeannine- No experience necessary
  • 1pm Samba fitness
  • 2pm Samba group practice (invite only)

Saturday Youth Classes (No classes in July and August 2018, we will begin Saturdays in September!)

  • 10 am Brazilian Jazz Technique, ages 3-5 (Front room)
  • 11 am Brazilian Jazz Technique, ages 6-8 (Front room)
  • 12 pm Brazilian Jazz Technique, ages 9-12

Sunday 

  • 2-3 pm Introduction to Tahitian (beginning June 2018)
  • available for private intensives and rentals

Class Descriptions

BELLYDANCE

Team Jen’s Mixed Levels Bellydance Class: Mondays 6-7:30pm with Janim and Jemeena! This mixed levels bellydance class welcomes all ages, levels, and genders. Team Jen teaches all those who want to dance their hearts out, learn the cultural roots of the music and dance style, all while enjoying an amazing workout.

Class begins with 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. We can’t wait to dance with you!

Monthly tuition is $60 for the month. Drop ins are $20
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Adult Mixed-levels Bellydance, Saturdays 10-11am: Art in Motion PGH offers a comprehensive training program for amateur and aspiring professional bellydancers. The class program includes flexibility and strength training, toning, head to toe technique, combinations and choreography. Classes also include training in musicality, interpretation, improvisation, and performance skills. Prop classes include single and double veil, wings, cane, zills, and fan veils. We strive to offer high quality instruction and to create beautiful dancers. Students are encouraged to participate in biannual showcase performance opportunities.

Adult Bellydance Fitness,11am-12pm: This fun class geared to all skill levels, even those of you without experience, will have you moving and grooving! This low impact workout will include basic bellydance technique, conditioning, combinations and an great workout. Wear comfortable clothes…we have hip scarves for you!

Bellydance Performance Preparation class (instructor permission required), Mondays 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Currently by invitation only, this class is for the advanced belly dance student interested in polishing their dance. Choreography will be taught and portions of the class will be filmed for critique.

Youth Introduction to Bellydance: Monday, 6-7 pm, ages 5-9

Art in Motion PGH offers a comprehensive training program for amateur and aspiring professional bellydancers. The class program includes flexibility and strength training, toning, head to toe technique, combinations and choreography. Classes also include training in musicality, interpretation, improvisation, and performance skills. We will also use zills (finger cymbals) veils.

SAMBA

Brazilian fitness, Saturday, 1pm,  is a mix of dance and fitness.  Shape and tone your legs, butt and abs while dancing to the simmering samba beat!
Children’s Jazz with Brazilian and Latin Rhythms, ages 3-5, Saturday, 10 am  : Students will learn the basics of the ballet, exploring the music and movement from different Brazilian rhythms . This class features jazz technique, choreographies, movement games, and an introduction to gymnastics
Children’s Jazz with Brazilian and Latin Rhythms, ages 6-8, Saturday, 11 am: Students will learn the basics of the ballet, exploring the music and movement from different Brazilian rhythms. This class features jazz and cabaret technique, choreographies, movement games, and an introduction to gymnastics

Brazilian Jazz Technique, ages 9-12, Saturday, 12 pm: In this class, we will work hard, refining our dance and stage performance skills. Let’s have fun and shake our body like Shakira ! -Brazilian Jazz technique -Choreography -introduction to gymnastics

Forró, the Brazilian ballroom dance of choice! Luciana, your instructor, will share her love of the Forró rhythm, and her classes will include leading and following steps, posture , stretching and musicality. This class can be taught as a workshop at your event.

Latin Fitness Fusion  Class is an electrifying dance mix – zumba spiced with fitness geared to people who don’t like the gym but want to sweat in a cozy class environment. We will stretch and strengthen our bodies with ballet barre technique, burning calories dancing, meeting new friends, and invigorating our mornings

Introduction to Tahitian Dance

Introduction to Tahitian Dance. Explore the beautiful dance moves from the island of Tahiti! In this dance class we will cover traditional Tahitian hip movements and floor patterns that are used in the welcoming dance of Tahiti, the Tahitian Otea, not only will you learn these moves you will also learn how to correctly pronounce and understand the names for each of these key dance steps utilized to create Tahitian routines. This is a wonderful low impact workout that focuses on the isolation of the lower body while combining graceful arm movements.

Beginner Tap Dance for Adults

Love music? Need to move? This is the class for you! 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. This class is built on a drop-in schedule so you will always fit in!

Toddler Dance Class

For boys and girls, ages 18 months-2  years old. Is your little one dancing around you on tip toes, spinning and turning when playing make-believe? Does your little one move his or her hips and sway to a favorite song? But still in diapers? That is not a problem for this class! Bring your little one to this dynamic, fun and exciting class! We will dance, make music and have structured play time….all in the same class!

Beginner Ballet and Flexibility Class

for adults and teens! No experience required. Improve your posture and grace, increase your flexibility, and challenge your range of movement with our beginning hi ballet and dynamic stretching class.

Baby & Me Dance Program

Baby & Me is a class for our studio’s youngest students and their caregivers, providing a unique child-guardian bonding experience through creative movement and dance. Children ages 6 to 18 months and their caregiver are welcome to join in on this non-traditional class.This is a wonderful chance to meet other new parents out there and to spend a little time moving and grooving with your little one!