Class Descriptions

Ballet

Ballet classes are specifically designed for each age group and level.  offers the following:

  • Ballet positions
  • Barre work
  • Adagio
  • Allegro
  • Center-floor

Pointe, repertory and variations by permission only.

All ballet dancers Level 1 & higher must wear their hair in a traditional ballet bun.

Creative Dance

Specific class for 2 1/2 and 3 years old concentrating on musicality, balance, coordination, and motor skill development through the use of music, beginning dance skills, tumbling and imagination.

Jazz

Specifically designed for each age group and level. Variety of techniques taught which include both classical and contemporary styles. HIP HOP: The latest dance craze is offered in conjunction with Jazz as well as an independent class.

Hip Hop

 teaches the latest popular hip hop dance moves with isolations and syncopation. All students are taught in an age appropriate, physical, fun format!

Contemporary Dance

Combining several types of Modern technique to include Limon, Cunningham, Humphrey and Graham. Class also consists of improvisation and choreography. NOTE: Intermediate and advanced contemporary dancers also study Lyrical technique.

Tap

Offered as a combined class or as an independent class. Consists of complete warm-up and center floor tap technique. Both Broadway and rhythm tap are taught.

Tumbling

Basic tumbling and floor tricks. Dancers age 6 and older can enhance their dance training by adding a separate tumbling class.

 Young Dancers

For the younger dancer, several dance forms are combined into one class.

  • Ballet/Tap/Acrobatics (ages 4-6)
  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 6-8)

Within these combination options there are several levels, and students will be placed according to age and ability. Acrobatic work is limited to basic tumbling and floor tricks.

Hip Hop & Tumbling:

A BOYS’ class for ages K-5th Grade.

Better Bodies Workout:

The Director, Michelle, has carefully developed and will teach this 45 minute class to give both boys and girls a great workout for improved all-around fitness. Resistance training coupled with agility, cardio, stretch and strengthening make this a great class for any dancer to add to their schedule or NON-DANCER to attain a better level of fitness!

The Conservatory:

In Motion is proud to include in our extensive list of classes and programs the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum – a breakthrough 9 level programs that combines excellent artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Within our conservatory program, the ABT ballet class will be taught in addition to classes in PBT (Progressive Ballet Technique) for supplemental conditioning and contemporary dance as well. Students will be examined at each level by National ABT faculty. Upon promotion to higher levels of the curriculum, dancers will be eligible to compete in the Youth American Grand Prix and Icon competitions. The Conservatory classes are taught by the following outstanding faculty teachers:

Ballet: Alejandra Dore – Certified in ABT curriculum & PBT method.

PBT: Michelle Nicholson – Certified in PBT method.

Contemporary: Nina Price – Kent State University Contemporary Major

Dancers are selected for the conservatory for body type and dance proficiency starting at age 6. Membership in the Conservatory is by audition only.