Class Descriptions

Creative Dance (2-3 yrs) 45 min

Creative movement, mat tumbling, activity songs, rhythm, coordination, gross motor skills, simple ballet terms, and FUN!

Kinderdance (4-6 yrs) 1 hr

A fun intro to ballet and tap with simple fundamentals of music and a continuation of skills developed in creative movement.A fun learning atmosphere structured around expanding your child’s imagination, developing motor skills and teaching them the basics in ballet and tap in a controlled environment. This class also emphasizes knowledge of proper terminology.




Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. As students  progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.



By teacher recommendation only To be eligible student must have strong ballet technique, proper body placement, physical qualifications, and self discipline.Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations.






Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.




Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz including Broadway and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.




Lyrical class is designed for students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore partnering exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.




 Leaps, Turns, & Conditioning

This is a class designed specifically for the dancer who wishes to perfect and refine their skills of turning, jumping, and leaping. These classes are taught with an emphasis on technique and correct body placement. They are taught in a progressive manner beginning with the basics and advancing to high level skills. Along with turns and leaps the dancers will be strengthening and conditioning their bodies. The strength and conditioning is designed to build stamina and condition the body for difficult tricks and aerobic requirements needed for advanced dancing. Dancers who attend this class must be enrolled in both jazz and ballet classes.



All Boys Hip Hop

Hip Hop class focuses on rhythm, syncopation and stage presence.   Derived from a combination of jazz funk and street jazz, this style of dance requires high energy, attention to detail and an understanding of complex rhythms.Class includes a warm-up which concentrates on building stamina, improving strength and flexibility, body conditioning and rhythm isolations. The class focuses on building a foundation of basic hip-hop movements, across the floor exercises and short combinations to today’s popular music.

Acro & Tumbling

Designed for those that like to acrobatics. This class will include stretching, conditioning, and Tumbling taught in stacking levels from beginner to advanced. Floor Mats will be used. This class is taught by an acrobatics Arts Certified Instructor.



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Art in Motion Academy Dance Academy

183 Grove Street Melrose, MA 02176

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