Youth Classes

Art in Motion Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of classes for children and youth ages 3 years and up! Your little will love our fun, dynamic and creative classes guaranteed to put a smile to their face! Scroll down to read about our classes…

Class Descriptions

Bellydance & Jazz:  ages 6 & up with Jen Students will learn the basics of 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 Ballet, Jazz and Bellydance, ages 3-5 with Jen.  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. Tap Dance

Children’s Tap and Jazz ages 6 & up 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, Acro & Jazz

Acro dance, or just acro, for ages 6 & up, is a style of dance that combines classical ballet technique with fluid acrobatic movements. Acro dance helps students to increase their strength, control and flexibility. Beginners are welcome and modifications will be made for individual skill levels. Acro dance class combines well with our Ballet and Jazz class on the same night! Begins September 2021!

Our Children’s Ballet class for ages 6 & up strives to teach the fundamental building blocks of training in Classical Ballet. In this class, we use fun and creative exercises while also introducing the basic vocabulary of ballet. Dancers are introduced to alignment, flexibility, and coordination as a way of furthering their dance. 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.

Our Children’s Ballet & Lyrical class for ages 6 & up incorporates the fundamentals of ballet and jazz, incorporating a lilting, poetic style of expression into the dance. Dancers are introduced to alignment, flexibility, and coordination as a way of furthering their dance. Fun, creative elements such as stories, games and other imaginative activities keep exciting pace of the class lively and engaging.

Children’s Jazz for ages 6 & up. Students will learn Jazz technique including turns, kicks and leaps while exploring modern and traditional music and rhythms. This class features jazz technique, choreographies, and movement games featuring trendy dance steps used for many forms of dance.

Hip Hop Saturdays with Simon ages 6 and up. 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.

Ladybug Lyrical and more, ages 3-5. In this creative movement class, our young students will learn the basics of ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance exploring music, movement and rhythms in creative, whimsical ways. We may 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 classic ballet technique, combinations, movement games, and an introduction to rhythms. Begins September 2021!

Eclectic Eastern European Dancing with Daniella, ages 6 and up. In this distinctive class, students will learn basic fundamentals of classical dance training used in various traditional dances from many countries across Europe, including Serbia, Croatia, Russia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece, and many more! Students will receive a unique dance education and experience, learning about many different cultures, customs, and costumes!! This class can be adjusted to fit the experience levels of any age student.