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
- 6-7 pm Introduction to Tahitian Dance
- 7-8 pm Bellydance Level two, adults – combos and choreography
- 8-9 pm Bellydance Level one, adults – technique and training
Tuesday Youth Classes
- 10-10:45am Baby & Me, ages 6-18 months
- 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
- 5:00pm – 5:45 pm, ages 3-5 Intro to ballet, jazz technique
- 5:45pm – 6:30 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 ( start in March 15th )
- Special events, TBD
- 10 am Bellydance Basics, all levels (Main room)
- 11 am Bellydance Level two– combos and choreography
- 1pm Samba fitness
- 2pm Samba group practice (invite only)
Saturday Youth Classes
- 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
- available for private intensives and rentals
Adult Bellydance, Mondays 6-8pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm: 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.
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.
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.
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!