Class Descriptions


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.


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.


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.

Acrobatics & Tumbling

Dancers age 6 and older can enhance their dance training by adding a separate tumbling class. IMDC has expanded the tumbling program to now include our Acrobatics Arts program with Acrobatic Arts certified instructor, Nina Price. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  More information can be viewed HERE.

Young Dancers

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

  • Ballet/Tap/Acrobatics (ages 4-5)
  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz (age 6)

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.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. This program also helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation. PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. IMDC has multiple PBT certified instructors on staff!


Pilates is incorporated to many of our classes. Benefits of Pilates on the body include increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks. This form of exercise also helps balance muscular strength on both sides of your body and enhances muscular control of your back and limbs.

Farfalla Stretch Method

The newest addition to our Strength & Conditioning program at In Motion is the Farfalla Stretch Method. The Director, Michelle, is certified to instruct and train using this incredible technique. It is scientifically proven that injuries decrease with proper stretching. Therefore, every class at In Motion begins with a series of total body warm-up and proper techniques to prevent injuries. This flexibility, strength and technique training method enables students to understand and connect with their bodies enabling movement qualities true proper muscle structure and technique. We have a variety of equipment used enhance body knowledge providing an understanding of an athlete anatomy, as well as see impeachable results in flexibility and strength training. Every training session is a combination of full body strength, flexibility and variety of rhythmic gymnastics technique with a focus of a body alignment and connection.

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.

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

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!