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

    • Tuition: $45-$60 per month (depending on the class). Sliding Scale tuition is available.

    • Classes for the 2022-2023 program year begin on Monday, September 12, 2022 and last through May 2023.

Class Schedule

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Stepping Stones is Moving in the Spirit’s recreational, open-level offering, providing one-hour age-appropriate dance classes each week to students ages 3-18. 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

Students are introduced to the primary elements of dance through creative movement and improvisation. They explore their imaginations and will establish foundational technical skills while developing a positive self-image, discipline, self-awareness, and respect for others.

Select from one class series:

  • Tuesdays from 4 PM-4:50 PM
  • Saturdays from 9 AM-9:50 AM

Tuition: $60/month

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Ages 5-7, Boys & Girls: Mini Steps

This class introduces students to fundamental dance technique and terminology. Students explore spatial relationships, timing/tempo and choreography while simultaneously developing interpersonal skills. 

Select from one class series:

  • Tuesdays from 5 PM-6 PM
  • Wednesdays 5 PM- 6PM
  • Thursdays from 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
  • Saturdays from 10 AM-11 AM

Tuition: $60/month

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Ages 8-9, Girls: Girls in Motion

Girls in Motion students learn modern dance technique while exploring ways to express meaning through dance. They collaborate and problem-solve with their peers while deepening their self-awareness and enhancing their leadership skills.

Select from one class series:

  • Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM (ages 8 – 12 combined)

Tuition: $60/month

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Ages 10-12, Girls: Girls in Motion II

The Girls in Motion II curriculum is designed for our pre-teen students. The focus is on increasing technical skill, strength and flexibility. Students collaborate and problem-solve with their peers to create choreography while deepening self-awareness and enhancing leadership skills.

Select from one class series:

  • Mondays from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM (ages 8 – 12 combined)

Tuition: $60/month

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*Students in this class are encouraged to enroll in a Movement Lab (see below) to learn additional dance styles and increase their strength and technical abilities.

Ages 8-12, Boys: Boys in Motion

Students study dance forms such as hip-hop, modern, and capoeira. They learn the fundamentals of improvisation and experiment with combining movements to create choreography. Boys in Motion students learn leadership skills through collaborative problem solving and commitment. 

Select from one class series: 

  • Mondays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays 9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Tuition: $60/month

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Ages 7-12, Boys & Girls: Preteen Jazz/Hip Hop Movement Lab

This class exposes students ages 7-12 to the fundamental elements of Hip Hop, West African and Jazz. Class emphasizes musicality, conditioning, strength, rhythm and stylization.

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

Classes are available Saturdays from 12 PM – 1 PM

Tuition: $45/month

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Ages 7-12, Boys & Girls: Beginning Ballet Movement Lab

This class exposes students ages 7-12 to the fundamental elements of ballet. Ballet builds core strength and flexibility and supports a dancer’s healthy alignment to help them turn faster and leap higher.

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

Classes are available Wednesdays 5 PM- 6 PM and Saturdays from 11 AM – 12 PM

Tuition: $45/month

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Ages 13-18, Boys & Girls: Collective Motion

In this 1.5 hour class, students are exposed to modern dance, jazz and ballet. They expand their application of space, time and energy to create unique choreography that expresses their thoughts and feelings about the world around them.

Select from one class series:

  • Wednesdays from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM 
  • Saturdays from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Tuition: $60/month

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