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Men in Motion (Ages 9-13, Boys, by invitation)

Please note: Registration for Fall 2019 has ended. Winter enrollment will open on December 16, 2019.

Men in Motion is a place in which young men ages 9-13 can learn values, build confidence and practice leadership skills. Activities and choreography are specially crafted to engage the unique energies and interests of young men. This intermediate-level program takes place September through May in Moving in the Spirit’s Believe in Me Studio. Moving in the Spirit’s 2019-2020 school year classes begin on Monday, September 9.

Enrollment Process for Men in Motion:

Men in Motion is an invitation-only classIf your child is interested in the Men in Motion Performance Company, please register your child for Boys in Motion, an open-level class that meets on Saturdays from 9 AM – 10 AM.  During the first three weeks of Boys in Motion, the teaching artists will assess your child’s dance technique, maturity, and performance company readiness. The ability to consistently to commit to class is also a major deciding factor in the selection process. Invitations to join the Men in Motion Performance Company will be give out by October 5th.  If your child is not invited to join Men in Motion, they will receive a GROW CARD explaining what they can work on to improve their technique and leadership skills, and a recommendation list of Movement Labs for which they can register. They will remain in the Boys in Motion class.

Please note: Students in the Men in Motion company are highly encouraged to take AT LEAST ONE of the following additional technique classes:
  • Movement Lab: Pre-teen Ballet & Jazz (Thursdays, 5 PM – 6 PM)
  • Movement Lab: Pre-teen West African/Hip Hop (Saturdays, 12 PM – 1 PM)
*Access to one technique class is included in the Men in Motion monthly tuition. Taking both classes will result in an additional monthly fee.

 

Men in Motion dancers:

  • Study modern dance, hip-hop, and choreography
  • Create energetic choreography with their peers
  • Deepen their understanding of dance terminology, anatomy, and the key elements of dance performance
  • Train with male guest artists from Atlanta’s professional dance community who conduct workshops, set choreography and serve as role models
  • Participate in group mentoring activities through our Mentor Program
  • Take part in recreational, cultural and educational field trips
  • Present works they rehearse and create in a combined show with GLOW in Motion and in Moving in the Spirit’s year-end show at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University.

Men in Motion members are invited to participate by Founder and Director Chris McCord and sign a “commitment contract” outlining their goals and responsibilities.

Director Chris McCord, an alumnus of Moving in the Spirit, takes special care to provide each program participant with counseling and encouragement. Men in Motion members also take part in monthly educational workshops covering topics such as puberty and health, violence prevention, self-esteem and peer pressure, and conflict resolution training. This educational series is offered by trained educators and counselors.

Class Attire:

Boys should wear a black sports shirt and black pants or shorts.