Men in Motion (Ages 9-13, Boys)
Meets Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Annual Tuition: Free through December 2021
Community-building activities for enrolled students will begin the week of January 19, 2021. Winter/Spring dance session will begin February 1, 2021.
In-person classes are scheduled to start on February 1, 2021, based on the rate of community spread of COVID-19. Currently, all classes are held virtually. Learn more about our criteria and safety precautions for returning to in-person 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 program year, will work towards physically distanced and video-based performances to be shared with family and friends near and far.
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 by founder and director Chris McCord 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.