Please join us for a free class/Open House on Saturday Sept 11th from 1 – 2pm. This class is open to 1st – 6th graders interested in getting a feel for what our program is like!

REGISTER for this year’s program!

Awesome Art in Motion*, a year-long dance program for kids. This program is above all a place for kids to come together to be themselves and to learn to love each other; with dance and the body as central to what we do together. IMG_2884(1)The program has three focuses; building each child’s positive relationship to their own mind/body/spirit, building relationships and community through dance, and supporting children to create their own dance-based art.

The program is divided into two groups:

1st – 3rd grade (currently known as the Flying Kangaroos)
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30

4th – 6th grade (currently known as the Dancing Potatoes)
Tuesdays, 3:45 – 6:15

Each group meets 1x/week and comes together as a full group 1x/month for mixed-age field trips, dance parties, rehearsals and performances.

Payment: The cost for the full year of this program is a sliding scale of $500 – $1000 (you decide where you fall on the sliding scale). Payments may be made monthly, seasonally or in full.

The Awesome Art in Motion curriculum includes the following:

Fall: 
What is dance? Where do we locate ourselves?
Dancing from the inside out; waking up our senses!
Dancing in Community, dancing together (social dance practices and improvisation)
Winter Sharing; Family Dance Party! 

Winter/Spring: 
Dance to the music; rhythmic work, concert dance technique and student choreography
Dancing Stories (imagination-based dance creation)
Spring sharing: Stage performance (and goodbye family dance party!)

The 2021/2022 season will begin on Saturday Sept 11th from 1 – 3, with weekly classes beginning the week of Sept. 13th and running until May 25th. Regular classes do no meet over school vacation weeks.

The cost of the program is a sliding scale of $500 – $1000 for the year, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Payment plans and barter options are also available.

The following is a tentative schedule for Saturday gatherings- (it is likely a few of these dates will change to allow us to participate in gatherings/performances whose dates have not yet been set!)

Sept 11th, 1 -3pm
Oct 16th, 1 – 3pm
Nov 20th, 1 – 3pm
December 18th, 6:30-8:00: family dance party
Jan 22nd: 1 – 3pm
Feb 12th: 1 – 3pm
March 19th: 1 – 3om (probably a community class and Public sharing at Charlene Manor)
April: date still TBA. Probably a public sharing at the Family Fun Fest with Musica Franklin
May 21st: Performance at the Shea Theater (a dress rehearsal will be scheduled for earlier that week)

REGISTER for this year’s program!

*The name Awesome Art in Motion was chosen by the first members of the group back in 2014!

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 Photos from Awesome Art in Motion’s performance at the Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, May 2019

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