Kelly Beeland, President
Susan Harris, Vice President
Hilary Sadoo, Secretary
Jump, roll, spin! Exploring new ways of moving, developing physical skills and creating original dances are all part of your child’s first independent dance class.See Schedule
Leap, skip, twirl! This class inspires imagination by introducing different dance styles, exploring new ways of moving, and encouraging original dance making. With its focus on dance fundamentals, this class is a perfect start to the future study of any dance technique class.See Schedule
Twist, brush, swing! Dancers will be introduced to basic modern dance technique and tools for improvisation. Creativity and skill development are equally important building blocks to this class.See Schedule
Plié, tendu, jeté! Dancers are introduced to basic ballet positions, barre work, and traveling steps. Creativity and dance making are still large components to the curriculum.See Schedule
Reach, spiral, fall! Dancers are introduced to traditional disciplines of modern dance as well building on the contemporary movement styles introduced in pre-modern. Additionally, dancers will work on complex floor patterns, partnering, and deepening artistic expression.See Schedule
Balancé, passé, piqué! Dancers build on the introduction of ballet technique in pre-ballet, with a strong focus on correct terminology, alignment, and movement quality. Dancers continue to have an opportunity to create original dances, and improvise based on work of influential ballet dancers and companies, as well as the instructor’s choice of stimuli.See Schedule
Local Motion Project and UpCycle come together for Art In Motion, a week of visual art and creative dance making! Children will learn about artists and incorporate materials and processes in their own way. After exploring the elements of dance, children will use their visual arts experiences as inspiration to create original choreography. Our week will culminate in an art show and dance performance for friends and family.Register for Summer Camp Here
Mount Vernon Community School – Dance Integration Residency
Saint Clement Episcopal Day School
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School
Valley Drive Preschool
ACPS Elementary School Physical Education Workshop
Washington Street Preschool
Students will participate in active, engaging lessons that connect creative dance with another content area. Learning comes alive and true understanding is developed in both areas. Lessons are based on both the National Core Arts Standards for Dance and Virginia Standards of Learning. Teaching artists work with classroom teachers to develop lessons based on classroom content. Classroom teachers earn continuing education credits through professional development workshops and by developing and implementing their own dance integration lessons.
This program gives students the opportunity to experience dance classes within their school day. Students will participate in creative movement or modern dance classes which include choreography or improvisation in every lesson. Our teaching artists use the National Core Arts Standards for Dance as a guide for developing meaningful and age-appropriate lessons.
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.
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
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Thanks, for all that you do to instill a love of movement in our children!
Local Motion Studio’s program embraced everything I wanted for my daughter – the space to be creative, to use her imagination, and learn to channel her emotional self through movement. She has developed the confidence to perform and express stories she creates herself through dance and movement.
I’m so grateful that I found your studio. The best part of [my daughter’s] week has been her dance class. I feel as if the two of you embrace the values and ideals that I subscribe to and I’m so appreciative that a tiny bit of those values are being passed on to my child through your classes.
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