Classes

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.  Thank you and remember, our classes can also be attended via zoom!

September – December 2020 SCHEDULE

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 
  • 6 pm- Latin Jazz 3 ages 7-9, with Lucy (This class is closed. Please email us to be put on the waitlist)
  • 7pm- Movement & Flow for Adults, with Simon 

Wednesdays

  • 4:30pm – Latin Jazz ages 4-5, with Lucy
  • 5:30pm – Latin Jazz ages 6-7, with Lucy
  • 6:30pm – Adult Samba all levels, with Lucy
  • 7:30 pm – Samba Group Practice (invite only)

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

  • 5:30 pm – Taps for kids ages 6 & up, with Carolyn
  • 6:30 pm – Adult Tap 1- with Cindy
  • 7:30 pm – Adult Tap 2- with Cindy

Fridays

  • 4pm- Private rehearsal
  • 5pm- Bellydance & Jazz ages 6 and up- with Jen
  • 6:30pm Adult Workshop Series each class featured once per month (Tahitian Club, Afro Samba, etc)

Saturdays Toddler classes are NOT available on zoom. Classes are in studio only.

  • 10am – Toddler Dance Class, ages 18 months-3 years, with Lucy
  • 11am – Hip hop kids, ages 6 and up, with Simon
  • 12pm – LaTeen Dance Class ages 10 and up, with Lucy
  • 1pm Saturday Sessions for adults

Sunday 

  • available for private intensives and rentals

Class Descriptions

BELLYDANCE

Bellydance Mondays, Level 1 Technique and Training. 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. 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!

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: 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.
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, 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!

Tahitian Dance

Tahitian Dance Club with Emily. Explore the beautiful dance moves from the island of Tahiti! In this monthly workshop, we will introduce many of the basic movements used in Ori Tahiti (Tahitian Dance) and use them to create combinations and choreography. This is a wonderful low impact workout that focuses on the isolation of the lower body while combining graceful arm movements. In this club, we will also share other resources about Tahitian dance and culture, so that we can continue to learn and improve our dance together! Join us on the third Friday of each month, in person or on Facebook live!

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. 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.

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.

Ballet

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.Our children’s ballet class strives to teach the fundamental building blocks of training in Classical Ballet. Young dancers in this level 2 must have one year of prior dance experience. In this class, we continue to use fun and creative exercises while also introducing the basic vocabulary in this transition class. Dancers are introduced to learning at this level for alignment, flexibility, and coordination. 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.
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!

Hip Hop

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.
Stands Fusion with Sheryland – (adults) is a sassy, beginner-friendly, low-impact, variable cardio dance class with movements based in the style of band auxiliary-style dance teams in American Historically Black High Schools and Colleges. Think, Beyonce’s Homecoming! In this class, you’ll only need a moderate amount of space. There are many variations available to accommodate different abilities and levels of cardio.

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