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MISSION

Local Motion Project brings meaningful dance education to Alexandria.

 

We believe that by providing a holistic approach to dance education, we expose our community to the social, emotional, mental, and physical benefits of dance. We engage students in learning environments in which they collaborate, communicate, and develop their creative voices and dance technique side-by-side. We use dance to teach skills that extend beyond the classroom, and to create connections to our community and the world at large.

FACULTY & BOARD

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Kelly Beeland, President
Susan Harris, Vice President
Babette Cooper, Treasurer
Hilary Sadoo, Secretary

 

Sean Kennedy
Angela Norris
Felicity Brown

Class/Camp Descriptions

At Local Motion Project, our goal is to give your child a fun and supportive place to move, dance, and explore. The curriculum is designed to stimulate both a child’s mental and physical development. Encouraging individual creativity, teaching proper alignment and technique, and placing importance on collaboration are all important building blocks to our well thought-out and fun movement program.

 

Our approach to dance technique stems from the belief that everyone can dance, and that creating in every class is a major component to developing the “whole dancer”. We offer a supportive and professional environment that encourages the recreational and aspiring professional alike.

 

Child must be minimum age by September 30, 2016.

DANCE AND PLAY (WALKERS - AGE 2)

Music, dancing, props and storytelling will delight both child and caregiver. Class will consist of instructor and child led actives with a portion of class dedicated to open exploration-- where everyone can discover new ways to move and play!

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CREATIVE MOVEMENT WITH CAREGIVER (AGES 2-3)

Children and caregivers will experience the joy of dance and movement alongside one another in this dynamic class. You will explore dance concepts (levels, size, pathway, rhythm, shapes and more!) in creative exercises lead by the instructor, but often guided by the creativity of the children and the caregiver!

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CREATIVE DANCE (AGES 3-4)

Children will experience an exciting curriculum that encourages creativity, collaboration and reflection. They will be introduced to basic modern and ballet vocabulary as well as improvisational exercises. Children will begin to learn about choreography and be encouraged to create in every class.

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PRE-MODERN (ages 5 - 7)

Children will explore modern dance vocabulary through creative movement and age appropriate technique. Modern technique is introduced through warm ups, center work, and traveling steps. Improvisation and choreography are an important component to the curriculum, and dancers will be creating original movement in every class, performing for their peers and begin to experience the process of revising.

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PRE-BALLET (ages 5 - 7)

Children will explore ballet technique with an emphasis on correct alignment and execution. The format of a formal ballet class will be introduced, barre, center work, and across the floor. Center work will incorporate movement sequences to develop an understanding of adagio and allegro. Children will have the opportunity to learn, create and/or perform movement sequences at the end of each class. This class is open to all levels.

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MODERN (ages 8-12)

Dancers will explore the use of space, musicality, and quality of movement while developing strength and flexibility. They will learn modern dance technique through warm ups, center work, floor work and traveling steps. Improvisation and choreographic skills are a main focus in this class. This class is open to all levels.

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BALLET (ages 8 - 12)

(Currently unavailable. Contact studio.) Dancers will learn ballet technique at an age appropriate level, with a strong focus on correct terminology, alignment, and movement quality. The class will follow a formal ballet class format, with the addition of the opportunity to create and perform movement sequences at the end of class.

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HIP-HOP (ages 8 - 12)

Dancers will explore a range of hip-hop styles employing elements of space, time, force and body. They will develop self-expression as they engage in choreographed and improvisational activities.

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SUMMER CAMP 2017

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.

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Pricing & Policies

DATES & PRICING

 

Winter classes will meet January 2, 2017 – April 9, 2017.

 

Studio will process a non-refundable $40 administration fee ($20 for siblings) for enrollment September 2016-May 2017.

 

Price for Winter 2017: $280, 10% discount for siblings and/or multiple classes.

 

Trial classes are available. Click the Register link above and then select “Trial Classes” for dates and times.

 

DRESS CODE

 

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 – any color leotard with ballet skirt or leggings, or solid color t-shirt and leggings, bare feet. Boys – comfortable pants and solid color t-shirt, bare feet

 

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

 

Pre-Modern and Modern: Girls and Boys – comfortable black bottoms (pants, shorts, leggings), solid color t-shirt or tank in any color, bare feet. No overly baggy t-shirts or shorts, as it inhibits full range of movement and the teacher’s ability to see alignment.

 

Hip Hop: Girls and Boys – comfortable clothes and white soled sneakers to be used in studio ONLY. No street shoes.

 

Jazz: Girls and Boys – comfortable black bottoms (pants, shorts, leggings), solid color t-shirt, tank, or leotard in any color, jazz shoes. No overly baggy t-shirts or shorts, as it inhibits full range of movement and the teacher’s ability to see alignment.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

 

The studio will follow Alexandria City Public School regarding closings due to inclement weather. If school and/or after school clubs are cancelled due to weather, the children’s programs will be cancelled as well.

 

There will not be scheduled make-up classes for cancellations. Students may be able to make-up on a different day. See Make-up Policy.

 

MAKE UP POLICY

 

Students can make up one missed classes per session. They are welcome to make up a class before a planned absence. We strongly encourage students to attend their scheduled class. Families are encouraged to plan outside events around their child’s class.

 

To schedule a make up, contact info@localmotionproject.com. We will make every effort to schedule make ups for the preferred day, but space is limited in many classes. Students are encouraged to make up classes in a timely manner and not wait until the end of the session to schedule make ups.

 

When scheduling a make up, parents must email the following information:

 

Child’s Name and Class

Date missed

Preferred makeup day/class

Students must make up an absence in an age-appropriate class.

 

REFUND POLICY

 

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.

EDUCATION OUTREACH – DANCE IN YOUR SCHOOLS

Our Approach To Teaching

 

Dance education provides experiential learning opportunities for students and teachers to connect curricula to the outside world. In our creative dance classes, dance is defined not as sport or entertainment but as artistic expression. Students develop dance technique and a creative voice simultaneously.

What is Creative Dance?

 

Creative dance is an art form in which the medium is the human body. The basic elements of all dance are body, action, space, time, and energy. Understanding and using these five elements in a creative dance setting can open up a range of imaginative possibilities. Creative dance gives children opportunities to move in new ways and helps them learn that there can be more than one solution to a question, a problem, or a task.

DANCE INTEGRATION RESIDENCIES

Students will participate in active, engaging lessons that connect creative dance with another content area and meet mutually reinforcing objectives in both. Learning comes alive and true understanding is developed in both areas. Teaching artists work with classroom teachers to develop lessons based on classroom content. Professional development is built into the program as teachers participate alongside their students.

DANCE RESIDENCIES

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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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 standards-based 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

scheduling and pricing

 

Scheduling, cost, and length of residency will be developed between Local Motion Project and your school.

 

For more information contact info@localmotionproject.org

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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!

Address

2377 South Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone

703.299.0017

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Directions
FROM OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

 

  • Head west on Duke Street
  • Pass Diagonal Road and take a slight right on Roberts Lane
  • Take a quick left on Roberts Lane and cross over Duke Street onto South Dove Street. Yes, we are already testing how well you can move in many directions. But trust us and see the map below. It’s easy
  • We are in the second parking lot on the right

 

FROM DUKE STREET HEADING EAST

 

  • Pass by the Telegraph Road exit and take your first right onto South Dove Street. We are in the second parking lot on the right

 

Walking Times

 

  • 7 minutes from King Street Metro Station
  • 10 minutes from Whole Foods and the Carlyle Club
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