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Our mission is to bring meaningful experiences to people’s lives through the art of dance and other innovative movement arts. We offer a progressive dance curriculum that emphasizes the creative and collaborative processes. We provide increased opportunities for children to participate in dance through our residencies and professional learning programs. We present meaningful showcases and performances that strive to make authentic connections with its audience and its participants.



Kelly Beeland, President
Susan Harris, Vice President
Hilary Sadoo, Secretary
Angela Norris, Treasurer
Tara Egresits
Sean Kennedy
Geoff Livingston

Class/Camp Descriptions


Spiral, swing, fall! 
Our modern dance classes teach traditional and contemporary modern dance styles through technique, improvisation and composition. New dancers welcome in all levels. Classes available for ages 5-12.


Tendu, jeté, balancé,
Classical technique is taught with an emphasis on correct, unforced alignment. Technique is explored through improvisation and dance making. Classes available for ages 5-12.


Shuffle, hop, dig! This class focuses on understanding rhythm, improvisation and combining simple beats to create an intricate tap masterpiece. Classes for ages 8-12.


Leap, roll, spin! This class inspires imagination and builds movement vocabulary with dance-making, improvisation, storytelling, and use of props. Independent classes for ages 3-4. Classes with caregiver for ages 2-3.


New for 2018 - “Create a Ballet” pre-ballet and “Movement Alphabet®” pre-modern mini-camps for ages 5-8. “Choreography Lab” modern dance mini-camps for ages 9-12. Returning in 2018 - “Art in Motion” summer camps presented by Local Motion Project and UpCycle Creative Reuse Center.


We are branching out to include new works by and for adults. We will be scheduling three workshops by December 31st 2018. Contact studio for more information.

Pricing & Policies

PRICING 2018-19


$640 1 hour classes
$576 45 minute classes
$252 Creative Movement w/Caregiver (per session)

Register by August 15, 2018 to receive 10% off of tuition.
10% discount for siblings and/or multiple classes. Contact studio.
Non-refundable $40 registration fee will be added to tuition at enrollment.

Trial classes are available until October 26. 




We do not allow costumes or tutus in children’s classes. Hair should be pulled back and out of face. No watches, jewelry or gum.


Creative Movement: comfortable clothes and bare feet.

Creative Dance: Girls – leotard with ballet skirt or leggings, bare feet. Boys – comfortable pants or shorts and solid color t-shirt, bare feet.

Pre-Ballet: Girls – pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Optional simple pink ballet skirt.  Boys – black pants or shorts and white t-shirt, black ballet shoes.

Ballet: Girls – black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, or tan tights and tan ballet shoes. Optional simple black ballet skirt. Boys – black pants or shorts and white t-shirt, black ballet shoes.

Pre-Modern and Modern: Girls – black leotard, black leggings or dance pants, bare feet. Boys – black pants, black t-shirt, bare feet.  

Tap: Girls and Boys – solid gray top with black pants, tap shoes. 



Classes begin Saturday, September 8, 2018
Classes end Thursday, May 18, 2019

No classes:
Thanksgiving Break: Monday, November 19-Sunday, November 25
Winter Break: Saturday, December 22-Friday, January 4
Spring Break: Monday, April 15-Sunday, April 21




Class cancellations will be announced by email and posted on our website and Facebook page. There will not be scheduled make up classes for cancellations. See make up policy below. 




Students can make up three classes per year.

To schedule a make up, contact sara@localmotionproject.org.

No make up classes are allowed after March 3, 2018.




Cancellations made 30 days before the start of classes, camps, workshops, or special events will receive a refund. After that all sales are final. Yearly administration fee is non-refundable.


Creative Movement with Caregiver and Creative Movement Sept 2017-May 2018 classes only: Program withdrawal requires 30-days notice via email. Pro-rated refund will be granted. 



Students will participate in active, engaging lessons that connect creative dance with another content area. Lessons are based on both the National Core Arts Standards for Dance and Virginia Standards of Learning. Classroom teachers earn continuing education credits through professional development workshops and by developing and implementing their own dance integration lessons.


The Local Motion Project Ensemble will create an original work that weaves together theater and dance. Students will learn modern dance technique and beginning acting skills, participate in improvisation exercises, and develop a performance piece to share with their community. To start an ensemble group at your school contact kylie@localmotionproject.org.


In our experiential sessions, teachers will be introduced to dance concepts and how they can be integrated with any curriculum area to provide deeper learning opportunities. Teachers will develop tools for creating controlled classroom environments in which students can explore movement in a safe and productive manner. Through active participation and colleague collaboration, teachers will come away with dance activities that can be easily and immediately integrated into any class or content area.

  Current Residencies

Mount Vernon Community School
Cora Kelly Elementary School
John Adams Elementary School
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School
Hammond Middle School – Higher Achievement
Alexandria City Public Schools – LINK Program



Past Residencies and Professional Development

Polk Elementary School
Saint Clement Episcopal Day School
River Farm
Valley Drive Preschool
ACPS Elementary School Physical Education Workshop

It was wonderful to see how active and engaged the students were, especially my shy and more reserved students. There were techniques I could apply in my everyday instruction. The students worked cooperatively to apply dance movements to create a group Solar System dance. It was amazing to see the students apply their science learning in such a creative way, and they had so much fun! --Ms. Pittman 4th grade, Mt. Vernon Community School

For more information contact kylie@localmotionproject.org

What People Are Saying

Ready to start dancing? Check out our full class schedule and sign up today!

Let’s Get In Touch

If you have any questions about our classes we are here to help.


We can’t wait to meet you!


2377 South Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314



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