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

Youth Dance Fitness (Acro) for ages 6 & up, Ever want to learn to flip or do a split? Do you just like to move your body? This recreational conditioning class is for releasing energy while building strength, flexibility, and confidence in movement. Come exercise with friends, learn new tricks, and have fun while promoting good health. Acro dance class combines well with our Ballet and Jazz class on the same night! 

Arts & Crafts: Coloring, building, imagining. Take a break to enjoy stimulating arts and crafts for the entire family. We will explore various forms of art making to facilitate creation, reflection, relaxation, and fun!

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.

Ballet & Jazz, ages 6 & up. Learn the basics of dance technique through this exciting blend of ballet and jazz. Listen to your favorite pop songs and express yourself while growing strength and personality as a dancer.

Hip Hop 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.