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Moving in the Spirit provides a safe, nurturing environment in which young people can study the art of dance, make friends and develop leadership skills.

 

Our curriculum focuses primarily on modern dance and incorporates ballet technique, creative movement and the creation of original choreography. We accept students ages 3-18, beginner to advanced. Need-based scholarships are available.

Moving in the Spirit’s unique mission is to create compassionate leaders through the art of dance. We realize this mission by linking our class structure and goals directly with the Positive Youth Development Model, designed to transition children successfully into adulthood. Students are given a voice in class activities and choreography, set personal goals, problem-solve with their peers and practice leadership skills. Over time, students flourish and expand their leadership in the organization. On average, they remain with Moving in the Spirit for 6 to 8 years.

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Stepping Stones

Moving in the Spirit’s open-level offering, Stepping Stones provides students ages 3-18 one hour of age-appropriate dance classes each week.

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Men in Motion

A place in which young men ages 10-13 can learn values, build confidence and practice leadership skills. Activities and choreography for the Men in Motion program are specially crafted to engage the unique energies and interests of young men.

J.D. Scott Photography Moving in the Spirit Rialto Performance May 2, 2013

Apprentice Corporation

An intensive training program that cultivates advanced dance technique and leadership skills in teens ages 13-18. Members of the Apprentice Corporation program have the opportunity to perform throughout the Atlanta community and on a yearly national tour.

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Student Touring Company

Comprised of our most advanced students, Moving in the Spirit’s Touring Company offers uplifting performances of modern dance that celebrate diversity and make a difference in the world.

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Summer Camp

For young people ages 8-14, the Summer Dance Camp program combines dance instruction with creative youth development workshops and adventurous field trips.