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

Registration for the 2019-2020 program year opens May 27, 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.

*Young men ages 8-12 who are interested in the program but are not ready to join a performance company can enroll in Boys in Motion, an open-level class that meets on Saturdays from 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Boys in Motion students study modern dance, hip-hop and the basic elements of partnering, and have the opportunity to take class with their peers in Men in Motion. (Note, tuition for this class is $50/month).

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.