Simple, Quality & Joyful Study of Dance


Take a Look

Movement Arts Atlanta gave a great recital on May 19, 2018, Help from Friends: Cinderella Gets a New Dress. The dancers look beautiful and had a wonderful time.

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Count Down to Class

The beginning of the 2018/2019 Season is just days away! We hope you have taken the time to consider one of our classes for you or the child in your family. We serve students starting at age 3 with Kinderdance, Ballet, Tap and Pointe. Our newest class, Adult Dance, combines ballet with yoga, PT exercises and world dances. Visit our Classes & Schedule page for complete information.


Why Choose MAA?

With all the choices that families and individuals have for dance training in a city as large as Atlanta, why should you choose Movement Arts Atlanta (MAA)? Here are three reasons to consider; we are not like the airlines, our classes are not childcare, this is not our first rodeo.

We are not like the airlines, we do not charge junk fees. MAA tuition includes all costs except dance clothes and shoes for the student. MAA does not charge registration fees. You are not asked to pay for being our customer. The costs related to student performances (costumes, theatre rental, tickets) are included in tuition. Performance are a part of the training experience, our product, so, why would you pay separately for this service.

There is a time and a place for childcare, but it is not dance class. All MAA classes are purposefully kept small. These small classes provide real, joyful training at any age. Time in a MAA class is about supporting the student, improving and inspiring. Real work gets done. FYI, these principals apply to our adult classes, too.

We have done this before and know that experience and training matter. Yes, even for the little ones. In fact, especially for the youngest students. MAA’s Director and primary instructor, Carolyn Stine McLaughlin, has more than 25 years of experience teaching, directing and choreographing. Dance is what she does. She studied teaching in college, danced professionally and has taken continuing education courses throughout her career.. She and her colleagues are always looking for ways to be better instructors.

We all have choices to make in life and at Movement Arts Atlanta, we choose to see what we do as a privilege and a profession.


New Class Adult Dance

For the new season, Movement Arts Atlanta is adding a new class, Adult Dance. It will be held on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Offered in 8 week session, the class is for adult beginners or dancers returning to the art form. Each eight-week session’s tuition is $144.

Adult Dance will use Ballet barre work as its hub and include yoga, physical therapy exercises and world dances. Its goal is to take pleasure in movement while improving strength, balance and flexibility.


New Season Begins August 12 – Registration Open

The 2018/2019 Season of Movement Arts Atlanta begins the week of August 12. 2018. The Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring Semesters will include classes for ages 3+ and adults.

Children’s classes include Kinderdance for ages 3 & 4, Ballet of ages 5 and older, Ballet with Tap for ages 7+ and Ballet with Pointe for ages 11+. Classes meet in the afternoons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Adult Dance will be offered on Tuesday mornings. This class will use Ballet barre work as its hub and include yoga, physical therapy exercises and world dances. Its goal is to take pleasure in movement while improving strength, balance and flexibility.

All Movement Arts Atlanta classes take place at Director Carolyn Stine McLaughlin’s home studio in Inman Park just east of Downtown Atlanta


Summer Classes Begin This Week

Movement Arts Atlanta (MAA) begins summer classes this week on June 5. The classes meet twice per week and run through June 21, 2018. There are classes for ages 3+: Kinderdance, Ballet I, Ballet II with Tap and Ballet III with Tap. Complete descriptions and schedule are available here.

This short session has great benefits; current student can keep working on skills and enjoy moving and families that are considering dance training can tryout the unique qualities that MAA offers to students.

Movement Arts Atlanta offers important benefits to families and their students such as professional instruction, small class size and a easy in town location. Director Carolyn Stine McLaughlin will be teaching all of these summers classes. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching and both collegiant and professional workshop pedagogy training. MAA’s class size is limited to eight which gives students individual attention and less waiting in line. All classes are held in Inman Park, a half-mile from Krog Street Market and the Atlanta BeltLine, which allows for a quick walk for parents and siblings during class or dinner after.

 


Help From Friends – MAA Students to Perform

The student’s of Movement Arts Atlanta will present a recital on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the International Montessori Academy, 1240 Euclid Avenue NE. The program will include two tap dances and a short story ballet, Help from Friends: Cinderella Get a New Dress.

Admission is free and friends, family and the public are welcome to attend. The performance will be followed by a short reception with light refreshments.