A year-long holistic dance program for 1st – 3rd graders
Saturdays, 11:30am – 12:45pm
In addition to these weekly classes, Awesome Art in Motion comes together with the 4th – 6th grade class the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1 – 3pm for mixed-age community building, field trips, dance parties, rehearsals and performances.
The 2022/2023 season will begin on Saturday Sept 17th and will run until June 10th. No classes will be held on the following Saturdays: 11/12, 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 1/7, 1/14, 2/25 and 4/22. Extended Saturdays (11:45 – 3:00) are: 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15 and 5/20.
This program is a place for kids to come together to be themselves and to learn to love and care for themselves and each other; with dance and the body as central to what we do together.
The Awesome Art in Motion curriculum weaves together improvisational dance, concert dance techniques, social dance, somatic movement, mindfulness, and student-led art making.
The curriculum is divided into the following units:
- How do YOU dance? What is Dance and Where do we Locate Ourselves?
- Dancing from the Inside Out: Mindful Movement and Somatic Body Education
- Dancing in Community, Dancing Together: Social Dance Practices
- Concert Dance Techniques and Dance Making
Each unit includes a creative project (often student choreography), and an opportunity to share that project with the wider community. The program ends with a staged production of student choreography in the spring.
The name Awesome Art in Motion was chosen by the first members of the group back in 2014!
Please be in touch if your child is interested in joining, but not ready to commit for the full year! Priority will be given to those who sign up for the whole year, however if space allows, student may be able to register for only the fall or only the winter/spring months…
The cost for the full year of this program is a sliding scale of $350 – $950 Payments may be made monthly, seasonally or in full. Barter options and scholarships are available.