Elementary Level Classes
Combo 3 Ballet/ Tap/ Jazz | Ages 7-10
Level 1 classical ballet of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum which establishes a foundation of proper technique, theory and vocabulary, Level 1 jazz technique, and Grade 3 tap skills. Fun, fitness, and a strong foundation in most popular dance styles.
Ballet 2 | Ages 9 and up
Level 2 of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. Students begin to explore more complicated steps and start to put them together in slightly longer combinations as well as begin to build strength and stamina that will help move them toward pointe work in the future. (Dancers should complete Combo 3 before joining Ballet 2, unless they are an older beginner.)
Jazz/Tap 2 | Ages 9 and up
Level 2 jazz technique and Grades 3-4 tap moves to age-appropriate music. Prepares students for confidence and success in theatre auditions, hip hop, contemporary dance and life! (Dancers should complete Combo 3 before joining Jazz/ Tap Combo 2, unless they are an older beginner.)
Contemporary 1 | Ages 9 and up
Beginning level Contemporary Dance. Free dance style that focuses on using momentum, balance, fluidity, and the design of motion to move. More grounded and explores all levels and dynamics of moving while emphasizing correct posture, alignment, and technique. (Contemporary Dance can be added to your dancer’s class lineup any time after age 9, although, we recommend joining after completing Combo 3. Dancers are also welcome to take it on its own.)
Junior Acro 2 | Ages 7-12
Acro Dance incorporates the fluid movements of dance with the exciting tricks of acrobatics. This class is designed for students that can perform a cartwheel and bridge unassisted. We will focus on one arm cartwheels, backbends, chest and shoulder stands, and prep for front and back walkovers.
Hip Hop 1 | Ages 8 and up
The most current styles along with the classic fundamentals set to fun, age-appropriate music in an encouraging environment. Open to beginners as well as those with dance experience.
Junior Company | Ages 9 and up
Motion Studio provides an opportunity for dancers that show drive and passion to study in a pre-professional setting as a member of the Motion Studio Company. Participation is by invitation only. Dance students that have been at Motion Studio for more than one year must have exhibited exceptional dance abilities, good classroom conduct and attendance, reliability, accountability, and a love of performance. The Motion Studio Company is committed to our mission and standards regarding teamwork, commitment, accountability and positive attitudes.
Teacher in Training Program | Ages 11 and up
Dancers who have danced at Motion Studio for at least one year and are at least 11 years old are encouraged to apply for our Teacher in Training Program. Students that are accepted will apprentice under Motion Studio Faculty to assist with younger level classes.