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We Want Students Who Have to DANCE!

Art in Motion DanceArt In Motion offers one and two subject dance classes, workshops, dance camps, competition and outreach performance opportunities.

Some of our more popular classes are Contemporary, Street, Hip Hop, Ballet and Lyrical for ages 6 through teen and Creative Ballet and Storybook Ballet for ages 3-6 also fill fast. If you have never danced before, we recommend that you look for a beginning level class. Our main studio location is in Sparks and we have Satellite locations that have a variety of classes in the Reno/Sparks community. For our current list of classes go to our schedule of classes or contact us at

Special Competition and Outreach Performances Include:

Junior, Youth and Teen Performance Groups

We have three Performance Groups that represent Art In Motion within the community. To be a part of this awesome opportunity, students are required to audition and must be enrolled in one dance class to audition. Once picked to be in the Performance Group, dancers will have the opportunity to perform in competition, outreach projects within Reno area and multiple dances at recitals. Performance Group dancers can work with outside guest artists and have more competition and performing opportunities. Since 2008, Our Performance Groups have already represented Art In Motion in special events like Spark’s Hometowne Christmas Parade, Spark's Pumpkin Palooza, Sparks Crossing Pumpkin Festival, Grace Church Harvest Festival, City of Sparks Oktoberfest, Andelin Farms Halloween Outreach, SSHS Santa Breakfast, convalescent and hospital Christmas Dancolings, Artown Events, Washoe County Lazy 5 Music Festivals and Reno’s Hot August Nights.

Ages 3-6 Dance Classes Include:

Broadway Babies class Ages 5-9

Broadway Babies will introduce young dancers to musical theater! Princesses, props and youthful musical theater dances in shows such as Annie, The Lion King, Aladdin will open young dancers to the world of musical theater. Join in the magical fun! This class is an introduction to musical theater; all dance styles appropriate to the shows picked will be taught. This can include ballet and jazz subjects and singing. Loose fitting clothes and jazz shoes required.

Storybook Ballet Ages 2-5

Princesses, magical animals, mermaids and more come to life in this class! Come be enchanted as stories are read and come to life through dancing. Students will learn basic ballet steps along with dancing that corresponds with the fairy-tale story. Props and some costumes will be supplied. Tights, leotard, and ballet shoes are required.

Hippity Hop (Hip Hop Dance)

Great first dance class for girls or boys ages 3-6 who can’t stop moving! Dance movements will mix hip hop, tumbling and creative moves to inspire young dancers. Music style is age appropriate. Loose fitting clothes and jazz or black ballet shoes required.

Creative Ballet

Students age 3-6 will learn basic ballet steps along with creative movement by using imagery, props and fun dances. Tights, leotard, and ballet shoes are required. We also offer a Pre-Ballet I class starting at age 6.

One Subject Dance Class Include:

Ballet I, II and III

Dancers will learn Cecchetti based exercises. Instructor will also explain the exercises in terms that they will be able to understand. Appropriate ballet attire of a leotard, tights and either dance shorts or a skirt and ballet shoes are required. Ballet III ~ First class is an audition class. Must have four or more years previous training. Intermediate and advanced classical ballet terminology used. Can wear pointe shoes if applicable. Students have recital opportunities.

En Pointe

En Pointe Class is a beginner class working on dancers' weight load and strength throughout the foot. Must be 12 years old or older and have three or more years of ballet training. Dancer will work on stretching and conditioning as well as body weight transfers to be fully extended en pointe. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes and without. Must have shoes fitted at Judy's, shoes must be sewn and ready to wear for the first class. All dancers are required to be in Ballet II or III class to participate.

Contemporary Dance

Dancers explore basic technique and skills for contemporary dance. Dance choreography can be abstract, emotional or tell a story. A warm up with stretching and conditioning will be taught. Students have recital opportunities. Appropriate dance clothing and lyrical shoes are required.

Broadway Jazz Class

Broadway Jazz Class is a great way to dive into the world of theater dance. Here you will learn about the greats, such as Bob Fosse, Matthew Bourne, Garth Fagan, Jerome Robbins, Agnes De Mille, Michael Kid, Savion Glover, and many more. This class gets back to the roots of jazz dance. Using jazz technique we will highlight choreography and styles from Musicals such as The Lion King, Chicago, and Mary Poppins. This class also features moves from more recent works like High School Musical, Hamilton, and Wicked. We focus on technical steps like the grapevine, axels, and the shim sham. Class has performance opportunities. Loose fitting clothes and jazz shoes required.

Tumbling and Tricks Class

Improve your abilities to be a great dancer! Students will learn the basics of tumbling and acrobatics. Great for beginning and intermediate gymnasts. Class will work on different levels of acrobatics, dance tricks, turns, jumps and partnering. Come in loose fitting clothes and hair pulled back.

Hip Hop Dance

Start your creativity and learn some street dancing with technical training. Class will have a warm-up, turn combinations, across the floor sequences and center dance combinations. Appropriate dance clothing and jazz shoes are required.

Musical Theater

Musical Theater class will strengthen and combine vocal ability, acting and dance technique into a triple threat performance. Class will be taught by two instructors; starting with a a group monthly voice lesson and then teaching technical dance and acting training with choreography. Class has performance opportunities. Loose fitting clothes and jazz shoes required.

Jazz Dance

Learn the classics! Jazz dance incorporates many genres through the ages and touches on our American culture. Students will learn different styles of classical jazz technique along with stretching and conditioning. Loose fitting clothes and jazz shoes required.

Street or Urban Hip Hop

In this relaxed style of Hip Hop, dancers will learn more about street dancing and popping and locking forms of Hip Hop dancing. This class is perfect for any gender. It is a lot of fun and anyone can learn it. Loose fitting dance clothing, no jeans and black Converse "Chuck Taylor" style shoes are required.

Adult Yoga

Get a total body workout that enhances strength, cardiovascular conditioning, balance and flexibility. This class focuses on connecting breath with Yoga flow. These traditional and non-traditional techniques giving the participant a fun experience that works the muscles and clears the mind of stress. Loose fitting clothes and yoga mat required.

Two Subject Dance Classes Include:

Ballet/Jazz or Lyrical/Jazz or Lyrical/Contemporary and Lyrical/Jazz

Combined classes or Combo classes will have two subjects that rotate weekly. Upper levels will require an audition for placement.

July Summer Classes:

Dance Conditioning Class

Train to be the best technical dancer no matter what style of dance you like! Get the benefits of working to lengthen your muscles for splits, extensions and kicks. This class will concentrate on conditioning the body to perform better through stretching and toning exercises. It will also break down movement so turns, dance dynamics and leaps will be mastered.

Pick Up Choreography Class

Pickup Choreography class will consist of learning a combination in a different dance style each week. Students will get a chance to work on their choreography "pick-up" skills while learning performance qualities in each style. Class will be a great practice for those wanting to audition for performance groups in the fall.

Summer Dance Camps:

Hard Core Urban Hip Hop Camp!

Do you have what it takes perform different choreography and be creative enough to make your own moves? Dancers will create their own short choreography combined with the instructor's choreography to create a great dance. This will be a creative fun environment for you to teach as well as learn some great moves. Perfect for any gender. Last day, will showcase what was learned for a parent audience and end with a pizza party! Camp is a week long and runs two hours a day for ages 7 through teen. Please wear comfortable/loose fitting clothes, and “Chuck Taylor” type shoes are required.

Broadway Dance Camp Ages 8-Teen

A great opportunity for your young dancer to learn musical theater skills in a classroom setting that focuses on technique and picking up choreography. Wear clothing they can easily move in, jazz shoes or jazz sneakers, hair pulled-back, bring water, and a healthy snack.

Storybook Ballet Camp Ages 6-8

Camp is based on creative and imaginative sequences of dance movement to make learning FUN using classic Disney stories and props. Wear clothing they can easily move in (not too loose, such as a leotard and leggings or tights), ballet slippers, hair pulled-back, bring water and a healthy snack.

Hip-Hop Camp Ages 12-teen

Dance to current and popular upbeat music while improving your hip hop isolations, rhythm, coordination, and strength. Wear clothing you can easily move in, tennis shoes, hair pulled back, bring water, and a healthy snack.

So Can You Dance? Camp

Do you have what it takes perform different choreography and be creative enough to make your own moves? This camp is for you! So let's see if "You Can Dance" in the style of contemporary/lyrical, jazz, and hip hop! Dancers will also work with other dancers to create their own short choreography to present. Last day, will showcase what they have learned for a parent audience and end with a pizza party! Camp is a week long and runs two hours a day for ages 7 through teen.

Musical Theater Camp

Learn professional choreography from Aladdin, Glee, and Smash. Learn what it really means to be in a show. Become a great singer, dancer and actor and broaden your training! Our own Reno star Jessica Mann who was in the Eldorado’s Aladdin, will teach you how to be your best! Jessica has been trained in singing and acting and an array of dance styles, from ballroom, to jazz, Bollywood to ballet and works in the industry as a professional performer. Camp is a week long and runs two hours a day for ages 7 through teen.

Princess Camp

Send your little princess to a far away dance floor to learn how to dance like a princess, talk like a princess, sing like a princess and use all her princess like manners at Princess Camp! Each day we celebrate a different princess and build the curriculum around that princess. The little princess will participate in crafts, games, and a lot of summer fun!Camp is a week long and runs two hours a day for ages 4-7. Mid-morning snacks and craft supplies included in cost.

Hip Hop Rockstar Camp

Learn what it really means to be like a Hip Hop Star! Camp will learn daily a hip hop dances current to today's hip hop stars and end with a small performance on the last day. Camp will also include snack and fun crafts that will enhance the Hip Hop dancer's swag costume for the final show. What a fun way to dance and create. Camp is a week-long and runs two hours a day for ages 4-7. Snacks and craft supplies are included in cost.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above classes or camps, please contact Art In Motion at 775-626-6235, or

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