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Stepping Stones (Ages 3-18, Boys & Girls, Open Level)

    • Tuition: $50 per month (depending on the class). 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.

2021-2022 Class Schedule

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Stepping Stones is Moving in the Spirit’s open-level offering, providing one-hour age-appropriate dance classes each week to students ages 3-18. Classes begin September 13, 2021 and run through May 2022. Prior dance experience is not required to join this program.

Stepping Stones dance classes provide participants with creative movement experiences that encourage positive behavior and leadership skills. Students learn fundamental modern dance techniques while addressing core values of discipline, commitment and responsibility. Emphasis is placed on building positive self-image, self-awareness and respect for others. Stepping Stones dancers of all ages collaborate with their teaching artists and peers to create choreography, which they premiere in an exciting year-end show with other Moving in the Spirit students.

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 Classes

Ages 3-4, Boys & Girls: Baby Steps

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty many  3 and 4 year-olds have with online learning , Baby Steps classes have been paused and will not be part of our hybrid program model. We will resume these classes once we return fully to in-person classes.

Activities based in creative movement introduce students to the primary elements of dance, build locomotor skills, and explore the imagination. With social-emotional learning as the central focus, this foundational co-ed class strives to develop within young children a positive sense of self in relation to the world around them. 

Ages 5-7, Boys & Girls: Mini Steps

This co-ed class introduces fundamental modern dance technique. Students explore spatial relationships, timing/tempo and various movement qualities while simultaneously introducing activities to develop social-emotional awareness.

Select from one class series:

  • Tuesday from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday from 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
  • Saturday from 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Tuition: $50/month
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Ages 8-12, Girls: Girls in Motion

Girls in Motion students explore ways to express meaning through modern dance training. Students collaborate with their peers to explore the concept of creative problem-solving, deepen self-awareness and enhance leadership skills through social-emotional learning. Cognitive development is positively impacted as dancers become more resilient and develop a sense of purpose, positive view of personal future, self-esteem, and personal power.

*Students are eligible to enroll in an age-appropriate Movement Lab to learn more about various styles of dance, and increase their strength and technical abilities. 

Select from one class series:

  • Tuesday from 6 PM -7:15 PM
  • Wednesday from 6 PM-7:15 PM
  • Thursday from 6 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Saturday from 12 PM – 1:15 PM

Tuition: $50/month
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Ages 8-12, Boys: Boys in Motion

Boys in Motion students explore ways to express meaning through athletic play, creative movement, hip hop and modern dance. Students collaborate with their peers to explore the concept of problem-solving, deepen self-awareness and enhance leadership skills through social-emotional learning. Cognitive development is positively impacted as boys become more resilient and develop a sense of purpose, positive view of personal future, self-esteem, and personal power.

*Students are eligible to enroll in an age-appropriate Movement Lab to learn more about various styles of dance, and increase their strength and technical abilities.

Select from one class series:

  • Monday from 6 PM -7 PM
  • Saturday from 10 AM – 11 AM

Tuition: $50/month
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Ages 8-12, Boys & Girls: Preteen West African/Hip Hop

This beginner/advanced beginner class exposes students ages 8-12 to the fundamental elements of Hip Hop and West African dance. This Movement Lab is specifically designed to enhance the developing students’ technique. Class emphasizes musicality, conditioning, strengthening, rhythm and stylization, as well as innovative choreography. 

*Must also be enrolled in Girls in Motion, Boys in Motion, or Men in Motion  

Classes are available Saturdays from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Tuition: $25/month
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Ages 13-18, Boys & Girls: Collective Motion

Collective Motion students study modern dance, improvisation and partnering. They gain a deeper understanding of dance terminology, body alignment and the choreographic process. Focus is also given to developing critical and analytical thinking skills. Students learn how to discuss their movement choices, provide constructive feedback to peers and discover solutions together. 

Select from one class series:

  • Wednesday from 6:30 PM – 8 PM
  • Saturday from 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Tuition: $50/month
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