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MISSION

Our mission is to bring meaningful experiences to people’s lives through the art of dance and other innovative movement arts.

 

We do this by:

  • Offering a progressive dance curriculum that emphasizes the creative and collaborative processes.
  • Providing increased opportunities for children to participate in dance through our dance integration residencies and dance school tuition assistance program.
  • Facilitating professional development workshops for educators.
  • Presenting meaningful showcases and performances that strive to make authentic connections with audiences and participants.

VISION

Our vision is that all people will engage with dance and other innovative live arts to expand and deepen the human experience.

FACULTY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

MODERN

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.

BALLET

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.

TAP

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

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

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

SUMMER CAMP

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADULT PROGRAMS

We offer innovative arts workshops for professional and non-professional dancers, theatre practitioners, and other interested community members.

View our current offerings. 

 

DANCE INTEGRATION RESIDENCIES

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. This program is open to Alexandria City Public School elementary teachers.

2017-2018  Residencies

Mount Vernon Community School
Cora Kelly Elementary School
John Adams Elementary School
Polk Elementary School

Contact Us

Address

2377 South Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone

703.299.0017

SUPPORT THE PROJECT
Local Motion Project has been generously supported by: