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. 

December 2018- Winter 2019 SCHEDULE

Monday Youth Classes

  • 5:00-5:45 pm Bellydance, Ballet & Jazz, Creative Movement Class for ages 3-5* (Beginning in December!)
  • 6:00-7:00 pm Bellydance, Ballet & Jazz, ages 6-9

Monday Adult Classes

  • 6:00- 7:30 pm Team Jen’s Mixed Levels Bellydance Class (November only)
  • 7:30- 8:30 pm Bellydance Performance Preparation Class- by instructor permission only (November only)
  • 6:00-7:00 Level 1 Bellydance – Technique and Training
  • 7:00-8:00 Level 2 Bellydance – Combos and Choreography
  • 8:00-9:00 Intro to Tahitian (Beginning in January!)

Tuesday Youth Classes

  • 4:30-5:15 pm Baby & Me, ages 6-18 months** (January 2019 begins)
  • 5:15-6:00 pm Toddler Dance Class, ages 18 months – 3  years old
  • 6:00- 6:45 pm, ages 6-9  Ballet & Latin Jazz technique with Lucy

Tuesday Adult Classes 

  • 6:00-7:00 pm Beginner Ballet Class with Simon

Wednesday Youth Classes

  • 5:00- 5:45 pm, ages 4-6  Ballet & latin jazz technique with Lucy
  • 5:45- 6:30 pm, ages 6-9  Ballet technique with Simon
  • 6:30- 7:15 pm, ages 6-9  Latin Jazz technique with Lucy- THIS CLASS IS CLOSED HOWEVER EMAIL US TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST or consider registering for one of our other classes!

Wednesday Adult Classes

  • 5:15-6:15 Intro to Flamenco with Flor
  • 6:30-7:30 pm- Samba Jazz Intermediate
  • 7:30-8:30 pm -Samba Jazz Advanced

Thursday Adult Classes

  • 6:00- 7:00 pm Adult tap class All Levels
  • 7:15- 8:15 pm Samba Jazz Beginners

Friday

  • Special events, TBD

Saturday Adults

  • 10:00- 11:00 am Bellydance with Jen, mixed levels (Main room)
  • 11:00- 12:00 pm Bellydance Level 1 with Jeannine- No experience necessary
  • 1:00- 2:00 pm Sambaton
  • 2pm Samba group practice (invite only)

Saturday Youth Classes

  • 10:00- 11:00 am Ballet & latin jazz technique, ages 4-6 (Front room)
  • 11:00- 12:00 pm Ballet & latin jazz technique, ages 7-9 (Front room)
  • 12:00- 1:00 pm pm LaTeen Jazz technique, ages 10-14
  • 12:15- 1:15 pm Bellydance, Ballet & Jazz, ages 6-9

Sunday 

  • available for private intensives and rentals

Class Descriptions

BELLYDANCE

Bellydance Mondays, Level 1 Technique and Training, 6-7pm 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, 7-8pm 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 Mixed-levels Bellydance, Saturdays 10-11 am: This mixed levels bellydance class welcomes all ages, levels, and genders. Jen teaches all those who want to dance their hearts out while enjoying an amazing workout.

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!

Adult Bellydance Level 1, 11am-12pm with Jeannine: 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. Props, such as zills (finger cymbals) may be incorporated. Students will also learn to create their own combinations through improvisation.

Youth Bellydance Classes

Bellydance, Ballet & Jazz: Monday, 6-7 pm, ages 7-9 with Jeannine

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).

Bellydance, Ballet & Jazz: Creative Movement Class for ages 3-6 with Jen, Mondays 5-5:45 pm

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/jazz technique, combinations, movement games, and an introduction to rhythms. *Please note, drop-ins not accepted. If you plan to use this class for a make-up, please contact us 24 hours prior. Thank you.

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Samba/ Latin Jazz

Sambaton, Saturday, 1pm with Luciana, 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!

Children’s Ballet & Latin Jazz, ages 4-6, 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 Ballet & Latin Jazz, ages 7-9, 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

LaTeen Jazz, ages 10-14, Saturday, 12 pm, 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!

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Tahitian 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.

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Beginner Tap Dance for Adults with Cindy

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!

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Intro to Flamenco

The goal of this class is learn the basic moves to dance a colorful and exciting style of song and dance name Sevillanas, which is typical of the Spanish town of Seville, but they are sung and dance across the Andalucía Region.

Stretch and Flow: Stretching Workout for the dancer in you!

After a long day of work, a guided stretch routine to improve our flexibility, increase our range of motion, and alleviate stress levels is just what the doctor ordered! We have designed this stretching workout as a cool down, a rest day workout, or a relaxing routine to do before winding down for the evening. We also understand that you may be here for your child’s class occurring simultaneously…that is no problem. If you need to drop in and out during the 45 minute session, we don’t mind! (BYOYM- bring your own yoga mat, optional)

We look forward to stretching with you!

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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.

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Toddler Dance Class

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!

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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!** Please note, if you plan to use this class for a make-up, please contact us 4 hours prior. Thank you