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Dance Classes & Leadership Training for Ages 3-18

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.

2019-20 Class Schedule

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Our curriculum is based in modern dance and creative movement, with opportunities to study ballet, hip hop, jazz, and West African dance. We accept students ages 3-18, boys and girls, beginner to advanced. Need-based financial aid is available. Moving in the Spirit’s classes for the 2019-2020 program year begin on Monday, September 9.

Moving in the Spirit’s unique mission is to help young people develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills they need to thrive, using the art of dance. We realize this mission by integrating youth development best practices in our class structure, which is 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 7 years.

Class Attire:

Girls should wear black footless tights or leggings and a black leotard. Boys should wear a black sports shirt and black pants or shorts.

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.

Men in Motion

A place in which young men ages 9-13 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.

GLOW in Motion

An intermediate level program for girls 9-12 years old, the GLOW in Motion program empowers young women.

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.

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.

Summer Dance Camp

For young people ages 8-13, the Summer Dance Camp program combines dance instruction with creative youth development workshops and adventurous field trips.