Upcoming Shows & Workshops

nnekaSaturday, April 27th | Afro-Beastiletto with Nneka Irobunda

Workshop 1, 3:00-4:30 pm: AfroBeastiletto technique and training (beginner friendly)
Workshop 2, 5:00-6:30 pm: AfroBeastiletto combos and choreography (intermediate to advanced)

Workshops are $35 each or $60 for two, advance price. At the door, workshops are $40 each or $70 for two.

Nneka Irobunda is a Nigerian born dancer, and creative director based in NYC. Nneka has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Dance. She is the founder of Afro-Beastilettos and travels the world teaching her style. Her classes are a mix of Afro-fusion and heels technique.

Part of the Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival Weekend!


ishtarSaturday, April 27th  |  Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival Gala Show

Rock out with ISHTAR and an incredible line-up of dancers for this Saturday night gala show. Doors at 7:30pm and show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Join Ishtar for their Friday evening workshop…

Friday, April 26th  | 6-7:30pm | Dancing with a Live Band featuring ISHTAR!

Learn how to bellydance and work with live musicians in a comfortable setting. Workshop price is $20 online and $25 at the door


2019 AIMPGH Spring Recital Poster.jpgJoin our talented student dancers and instructors at Art in Motion Pittsburgh as we present our

2019 Spring Dance Recital: Night at the Movies

Sunday June 2nd 2019
3-5pm at the
JCC Squirrel Hill, Levinson Hall
5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

$15 online and $20 at the door. Ticket sales will open in March!

Details coming soon!*

*The JCC has parking on-site available on a first come, first serve basis. The accessible entrance is located at the Forbes Avenue parking garage.

This year, we will have a professional photographer on hand as well as videography!


Flamenco workshop – kids/ adults with Marissa Urzua

January 20th, Flamenco Kids workshop –  2 pm
A fun introduction to Flamenco. Kids will learn Flamenco steps, Arm and hand movements. Come have fun while building confidence with new friends! age 3 and up boys and girls. Kids should have any shoe with a heel, character shoes, Flamenco shoes preferred.

Flamenco workshop for Adults of all levels –  3 pm 
Come work on footwork patterns, hand movements and upper body. Flamenco shoes preferred but any character shoe or shoe with approximately 2 inch heel. Try to avoid any shoes with rubber on the bottom.

$15 single class/ $25 Kids and adult class

About the teacher: Choreographer Marissa Urzua is new to Pittsburgh and has been studying Flamenco dance for over 20 years. The last 10 years she has studied flamenco under Timo Nunez (Director of Pasión on NBC’s new show World of Dance) The past 7 years Marissa has also been training in Salsa on 1 and has choreographed for many Ladies Salsa teams. She is very excited to work with Art In Motion Dance Studio in the upcoming new 2018 year!


26165809_1792072227753768_5116143130769088114_n2018- kids Carnaval class -Dance and Paint

Did you know Brazilians celebrate Carnival in February ?
Did you know Americans celebrate Mardi Gras in February also?


In 2018, we want to learn about other cultures in a fun and friendly environment and for Carnival, we want to dance and paint with you! This is a class for dancing, learning and having fun with your friends, cousins, and siblings …

Join us and you will paint in Carnival colors and then dance. You bring yourself, we will provide the materials.

Please pay attention to the recommended age for each class :

Wednesday 7th 5 pm-5:45 pm age 3-5
Wednesday 7th 5:45-6:45 pm age 6-8

Saturday 10th 10 am age 3-5
Saturday 10th 11 am age 6-8
Saturday 10th 12 pm age 9-12

Monday 12th, 6pm ages 4-9

Boys and girls are welcome
Art In Motion Pgh students ( Free )
Siblings of Art In Motion Students $10

Single class $15 / family with 2 kids $25


Winter Light: Holiday Showcase!


21397046_10101452248170296_1903758940_nLadies Night Out: The Yoga and Lavender Tea Edition

with Tiffany Marie Nonya!

With an educational background in Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science, Tiffany has a diverse and wide range of professional experiences. She has spent 10 years in the health and fitness industry, working with diverse populations through many different fitness domains including weight loss, strength and conditioning, sports performance, wellness coaching, endurance training and yoga.

Tiffany will lead a mix of deep stretching, flow yoga, balance, core, breathing, and relaxation. She will finish the session with a cup of relaxing lavendar tea.

September 13th | 5 pm
This session is FREE! If you sign up you will receive a discount on the remainder of the September session!

BYOM ( bring your own mat)

Art in Motion Pgh
1001 Main Street, Floor 2
Pittsburgh PA 15215


20507052_1735328846761440_1367878821192727465_oAXÉ DANCE Workshop

August 30th, 7-8:30 pm

Let’s travel to Bahia, Brazil through dance …

What is axé dance? 
Samba Axé is a solo dance that started in 1992 during the Brazilian Carnival season in Bahia when the Axé rhythm replaced the Lambada. For years it became the major type of dance for the North east of Brazil during the holiday months. The dance is completely choreographed and the movements tend to mimic the lyrics. It’s a very energetic kind of dance that mixes elements of Samba no pé and aerobics and because of the lyrics, which are made for entertainment, the dance generally has some sort of ludic element.

Several Axé music groups such as “É o Tchan” have as part of their marketing strategy to always release a choreography together with every one of their songs; therefore, Samba Axé is an ever-changing kind of dance with no commitment to maintaining any formal set of steps or routines (there’s actually no such a thing as a basic step in Samba Axé.
This workshop you will learn some new and old axé dance choreograph .

Do you know bahia dessert, cocada ? We will have some for you! Come to try it! See you there!
$ 15 ticket/ $20 at the door
Tickets are limited …

Stay tuned for our next Ladies Night Out!


Ladies Night Out: Bellydance Basics Primer

18839542_10212873869017093_4174626371363582950_oAUGUST 18TH, 6-8PM, at Art in Motion Pittsburgh

“Belly dance is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure. The movements center on the torso rather than the legs and feet, as is common in Western dance. The belly dancer isolates parts of her body, to move each independently in a completely feminine interpretation of the music. The music seems to emanate from her body, as sometimes she emphasizes the rhythm, sometimes the melody of the song.” – Suzy Evans of the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance

Have you ever wanted to try out bellydance class but just don’t seem to have the time? friends to join you? enough courage to jump on in? Well this is your lucky day! Our bellydance basics primer will provide you with an overview of the basic bellydance repertoire as well as an introduction to zills (finger cymbals) all happening in a fun and friendly environment!

$20 in advance/ $25 at the door. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. BYOB!


Ladies Night Out: The Make-up Make-over edition
with Javier Giuvinni !

Javier Giuvinni is a talented, professional makeup artist experienced in creating a variety of night on the town looks s well as a natural and fresh everyday look catered to you!

During this workshop you’ll learn how to create a natural look for everyday and special occasions!

June 2nd ( Friday)
7 pm
Tickets now available for  $20 at the door

BYOB ( we will provide some snacks)

Ladies Swap Meet Clothes Exchange will be happening simultaneously during this workshop. Bring your used women’s clothing, shoes or accessories in good condition and swap with other participants. How ever many items you bring, you can take away!

Art in Motion Pgh
1001- Main st

Spring Solos: Our all studio showcase

Join us for a WORLD dance performance with up and coming dancers from a variety of dance styles, exploring the dynamics of a powerful performance while celebrating the spring season!

Saturday, May 20th | 5:00-7:00 pm

We have sold out of our reserved seats, but we will have more room, both on floor seating and a few more chairs;  tickets can now be purchased at the door. Tickets are $15 at the door.

We look forward to dancing for you!


Art in Motion Live Dance Series featuring Ishtar
Pittsburgh’s own BellyRock Band, ISHTAR, joins newly opened Art in Motion Pittsburgh for a night of live music and dance!

February 11, 2017. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children are free!