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:

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! 

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!


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

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