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
Bounce, wiggle, clap! Music, dancing, and storytelling will delight both child and caregiver while everyone discovers new ways to move and play.Summer Schedule and Registration
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.Summer Schedule and Registration
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.Summer Schedule and Registration
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.Schedule and Registration
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.Schedule and Registration
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.Schedule and Registration
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.Schedule and Registration
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.Register for Summer Camps Here
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
Polk Elementary School
Saint Clement Episcopal Day School
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
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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.
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.
Thanks, for all that you do to instill a love of movement in our children!
2377 South Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314