Men in Motion (Ages 9-13, Boys, by invitation only)
Meets Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Annual Tuition: $65/month. Sliding Scale tuition is available.
The 2021-2022 program year begins Monday, September 13, 2021 and runs through May 2022.
Based on the rate of community spread of COVID-19, all classes are currently offered in our hybrid model, which includes both in-person classes and online learning.
The Men in Motion program strives to teach boys ages 9-13 workplace values, confidence and leadership skills through movement. Activities are specially crafted to engage the unique energies and interests of young men who are ready to be a part of a team!
Focused on positive youth development, the program aims to develop within the boys resilience, positive self-identity, accountability through a curriculum rooted in social justice. Young men will have an opportunity to discuss life’s successes and challenges through mentor opportunities with vetted Moving in the Spirit volunteers. Due to COVID-19, for the 2021-2022 program year, students will work towards physically distanced and video-based performances to be shared with family and friends near and far.
Young men interested in participating in Men in Motion should first enroll for our Stepping Stones Boys in Motion class. After a trial period to assess their readiness, students can be invited by Men in Motion director Chris McCord to join the Men in Motion program.
Please note: Students in the Men in Motion program who are interested in increasing their dance exposure are encouraged to take our Movement Lab: Preteen W. African & Hip-hop (offered Saturdays from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM). Access to this additional technique class is included in the Men in Motion monthly tuition.
Students invited to be a part of the Men in Motion program must sign a “commitment contract” outlining their goals and responsibilities. Mr. Chris, an alumnus of Moving in the Spirit, takes special care to provide each program participant with counsel and encouragement. Men in Motion members earn class points towards positive rewards, take part in monthly workshops covering topics such as puberty and health, violence prevention, self-esteem and peer pressure, and participate in conflict resolution training offered by trained professionals.
In all classes, both online and in-person, students should wear a black sports shirt and black pants or shorts.