Simple, High-Quality & Joyful Study of Dance


Recital Video Posted!

While we are working on getting this year’s schedule of class up and registration underway, you are invited to take a look at the lovely film of the 2021 Student Recital. The afternoon’s performance included six ballet classes and one modern class. The video can be found here.


New Schedule to Post Next Week

The Movement Arts Atlanta 2021-2022 Season class schedule and registration information will be posted next week, week of July 25th. Classes for ages 3 years through adult will begin the week of August 24. We look forward to being of service to you and your family!


Free Outdoor Modern Class – Saturday 5/22

The community is invited to a free outdoor Multi-Age Modern Class on Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 am – 11:15 am. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle and a friend to Delta Park, 40 Delta Place NE, 30307. The class is for ages 5+ through adult. It will include stretches, basic modern dance vocabulary, across the floor (park!) work and a short dance.

We hope to see you in the sun on Saturday morning! If you have questions, please email movementartsat@gmail.com or call 404-663-1155.


New Season Dates

Movement Arts Atlanta will begin its 9th season in August 2021. The 2021-2022 Season will begin on August 24, 201. The Summer/Fall Semester will run for 16 weeks from August 24 though December 19. The Winter/Spring Semester will run for 17 weeks from January 4 through May 8. The annual Student Recital is planned for May 15, 2022.

Classes will be offered for children and adults in Kinderdance, Children’s Yoga, Ballet and Modern.

Class schedules will be posted during the month of June and registration will be opened at that time.


Dance in June!

For the month of June, Movement Arts Atlanta will offer weekly classes, half-day and full-day camps. Classes will begin on June 1 and run through June 24 and serve students age 5 through adult.

Each day starts with outdoor classes held at Delta Park, 40 Delta Place, 30307.Mindfulness & Movement begins each day of the schedule. This class uses Kundalini yoga breath work and movement to get the day off to a great start. Two classes are available one at 7:05 am and the second at 8:05. This class is appropriate for children above the age of five through adults. Multi-Age Beginning Modern is the next class on the schedule. The hour-and-fifteen-minute class begins at 9:15 am and is also appropriate for children above the age of five through adults.

Following these two classes, work continues indoors with Beginning/Intermediate Ballet for ages 8-12. This class is appropriate for young dancer with several years of training or the focused beginner. This technical class will focus on important ballet basics while supporting the love of movement.

Multi-Age Beginning Modern and Beginning/Intermediate Ballet can be taken together as a Half-Day Camp or as part of a Full-Day Camp. Camp is for young dancers age 8-12. Full-Day Camps will have weekly themes including Recital Redux, Ballet Russe and Story Book Dances. Camps run Monday through Thursday, except for the first week of June which is three days.

Please, visit here for further details about fees, family discounts and registration.


You Are Invited: Student Recital

On Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm, Movement Arts Atlanta will present its Student Recital. The afternoon’s program will include ballet and modern dances performed by students age three through adult. The performance will take place at Delta Park, 40 Delta Place NE, 30307 and is free and open to the public.

The first part of the program will present the work of the Kinderdance and ballet students. The piece, Music Box Ballerinas, is set to recordings of music composed by Brahms, Chopin, and Mozart arranged and recorded as if it was being played by a music box. The short pieces of the work demonstrate the progression of technique and skill as a student studies dance from ages three through ten.

The second part of the program is Good Fun. This dance is performed by the students of Multi-Age Beginning Modern and has performers from age five through adult. It is set the music by Brazilian guitarist Luiz Bonffá and includes movements that demonstrate modern dance principles such as suspension and release. In addition to the academic demonstration, the dance is lively and playful.


New Class: Midweek Modern

Movement Arts Atlanta will begin Midweek Modern on Wednesday, January 6. The beginning level modern class is for children ages 6+ and adults and meets outdoors. The class meets at 10:00 am for an hour and will use yoga and modern dance technique to improve coordination and experience the joy of dance.

The class will run for 17 weeks through May 8. Tuition for the full semester is $340 and the drop in rate is $25. New students are welcome to try a class for free.

The class meets in Freedom Park at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Waverly Way. Students should wear moveable clothes, tie their hair away from their faces and bring a yoga mat.


New Semester Starts January 5th

Movement Arts’ Winter/Spring Semester begins on Tuesday, January 5th. The semester will continue a schedule of classes for children ages 3+ and adults in ballet and modern. MAA welcomes new students throughout the season, offers in-person, virtual and outdoor formats, and private lessons for singles, siblings and pods.

The Winter/Spring Semester runs for 17 weeks and will conclude on May 8, 2021. The semester will conclude with a performance opportunity for all student. The format for the 2021 Student Recital will finalized by the end of February. Prior recitals can be seen here.


Studio Addition: Air Purification System

The care and comfort of our students and their families is of the utmost importance at Movement Arts Atlanta. For the new year, the classes that take place in the studio will have the added benefit of an air purification system that includes both HEPA filtration and UV-C light sanitation.

MAA continues to offer class formats and studio protocols that give families choices to continue the joyful study of dance. Classes are offered in three formats; in person with distancing, virtually and outdoors. Additionally, we are happy to organize private lessons with one to five students.

 


Young Dancer’s Curiosity

 

One of the many pleasures of working with young dancers is watching their enthusiasm for the art form. Sometimes this is seen on their faces in a smile, sometimes is can be seen in their curiosity.

Several weeks ago, we managed to get pictures of three Kinderdance students using their time before class to look at several of the books in the Movement Arts library. They enthusiastically took turns copying the dancers’ potions in the books. It made for both a humorous and touching scene. These young dancers, ages three and four, were already taking joy in improving themselves in the art form.