We not only dance at Art in Motion PGH…We explore the world!
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. If you are planning to attend our in studio classes, please read and sign our COVID19 waiver. Thank you!
Summer 2020 SCHEDULE
- 5pm Butterfly Ballet & Bellydance 3-5- with Jen
- 6pm Bellydance adults 1- with Jen
- 7pm Bellydance adults 2- with Emily
- 4pm Toddlers, (beginning in Fall 2020)
- 5pm- Ballet, ages 7-9, with Tricia
- 6 pm- Latin Jazz ages 7-8, with Lucy
- 7pm- Movement & Flow for Adults, with Simon
- 4:30pm- Latin Jazz ages 4-6, with Carolyn
- 5:30pm- Latin Jazz ages 9 and up with Lucy
- 6:30pm- Adult samba all levels, with Cindy
- 4:30pm-Hip hop kids, ages 6 and up, with Simon
- 5:30pm- Taps for kids ages 6 & up, with Carolyn
- 6:30pm Adult tap 1- with Cindy
- 7:30pm Adult tap 2- with Cindy
- 4pm- Private lesson – jen
- 5pm- Bellydance & Jazz ages 6 and up- with Jen
- 6pm Tahitian Club, once per month- with Emily
- available for private intensives and rentals
Bellydance Mondays, Level 1 Technique and Training, with Jen. Bellydance Level I is perfect for beginners as well as those who want to refine their movements. Students will focus on increasing extension and isolations of basic bellydance moves through conditioning, drills, and combinations.
Bellydance Mondays, Level 2 Combos and Choreography, with Jen. Bellydance Level 2, a stand alone class or building on the technique covered in Level 1, Technique and Training, develops traveling combos and transitions with and without props as we develop combinations that complete a choreography throughout the session. Jen will include veil and zills, (we have loaners!) as well as other props if the choreography requires.Monday night adult classes work together and students are encouraged to try both hours for the best bellydance experience!
Saturday Shimmies! Adult Bellydance: This bellydance class welcomes all ages, levels, and genders. Jen teaches all those who want to dance their hearts out while enjoying an amazing workout. Saturday Shimmies captures the Golden Era Glam of vintage bellydance at its best! Swirling veils, zills (finger cymbals) and more!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. We can’t wait to dance with you!
Youth Bellydance Classes
Bellydance & Jazz: ages 6-10 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 Bellydance & Ballet, ages 3-5 with Jen. (Part of our Lil’ Dance Bug Program.) 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.
Samba/ Latin Jazz
Sambaton – Carnaval Dance Class, all levels, is a high energy workout with rhythms of Brazilian Samba MIXED with reggaeton dance and music with the smooth combinations of jazz dance! Shake your hips, feel sassy, and tone your body while having fun with us!
Lil’ Lightening Latin Jazz, ages 3-5
: (Part of our Lil’ Dance Bug Program
.) 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 Ballet & Latin Jazz, ages 6-7/8-11: 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
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.
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.
Samba Jazz, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Classes mixes the high energy and rhythms of Brazilian Samba with the smooth combinations of jazz dance!Shake your hips, feel sassy, and tone your body while having fun with us!
Pittsburgh West Coast Swing
Pittsburgh West Coast Swing- Art in Motion PGH class passes do not apply to this class. Please purchase passes directly from PGHWCS.
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
Introduction to Tahitian Dance with Emily. 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 with CindyLove music? Need to move? This is the class for you! In Tappin’ Technique, 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.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.
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!
Ballet Technique ages 6 – 9 with Simon No experience required. Your child will learn the foundations of ballet through basic ballet steps and creative movement. Pair this class with Children’s Ballet and Latin Jazz Technique for a complete dance experience!
Cute-erpillar Toddler Dance,
(Part of our Lil’ Dance Bug Program
.) For boys and girls, ages 18 months- 3 years old. Is your little one dancing around you on tiptoes, 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!
Butterfly Tap and Jazz ages 3-5,
(Part of our Lil’ Dance Bug Program
.) Our young students will receive early exposure to the musical patterns and unique mind-to-foot connection associated with tap & jazz dancing in the form of movement games and creative combinations. Ongoing students will learn to recognize tempo & build off of the basic rhythms to more intricate movements and coordination in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Children’s Tap and Jazz ages 6-8 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.
Hip Hop Saturdays with Simon ages 7-12 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.