Simple, High-Quality & Joyful Study of Dance


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.


Your 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.

 


Pod & Sibling Classes

Are you podding? Do you have a more than one child that would like to dance? Movement Art Atlanta can make an in-person, virtual or outdoor classes specifically for your small group or siblings. These classes can be in Kinderdance, Ballet or Modern. MAA has successfully added private classes to it offerings and welcome the opportunity to make a class that suits your small group and family’s needs.

Private classes can be organized to meet your and your small groups needs. To organize a class for your children or pod, please complete the form below and MAA Director, Carolyn Stine McLaughlin will contact you as soon as she is able. Alternatively, you can email movementartsatl@gmail.com or call 404-663-1155.


Flexibility: Format, Location, Curriculum

Movement Arts Atlanta has begun is 2020-2021 Season. And with this start, there is a lot of flexibility to meet the needs or the families that we serve. The majority of MAA’s classes are available in both in-person and virtual formats. We are offering an outdoor class in beginning modern that welcome many ages. And, we are organizing smaller sibling and pod classes.

For a sibling or pod classes, families can choose location, schedule and format for an in-person class for two or more students. Classes can take place either at the director’s home studio in Inman Park or an agreed upon location. Schedules can be managed to suit the needs of the family or group with availability in the morning, early afternoon or mid-afternoon. Tuition for these individualize classes is based on the same calculation as MAA’s private coaching rate of $60 per hour and will be finalized with the scheduling of the class.

MAA would be happy to talk to you about your family or group’s needs. Please, complete the contact form below or call Director, Carolyn Stine McLaughlin at 404-663-1155.


Elevate 2020: Not That Far Away

Movement Arts Atlanta is pleased to announce that Not That Far Away  will be included in Elevate 2020. Elevate 2020, from October 4-10, is a temporary public art program hosted by the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, that seeks to invigorate the Atlanta area through visual art, performances, and cultural events. Curator, Leatrice Ellzy Wright has selected Not That Far Away for the Tuesday, October 6 section of the festival entitled Quarantined, Masked and Socially Distanced. The majority of this year’s festival programs will take place virtually.

Not That Far Away was created during the summer of 2020 as a part of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ PANDEMIC ATLANTA. MAA’s director Carolyn Stine McLaughlin directed the project and choreographed. The work was performed by Evelyn McLaughlin, Margot McLaughlin and Mia Prausnitz-Weinbaum. Andrew Choe was the composer and the film was created by Carrie and Colleen Miller.

 

 


Let’s Go, One Step at a Time

Movement Arts Atlanta will being classes for the new season on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Ballet and Beginning Modern classes will be offered for ages 3 and up. Ballet classes are offered with virtual and limited in-person options. Beginning modern will be offered outdoors.

MAA’s ballet program begins with Kinderdance. This is a class for three and four year-old boys and girls that works on developing class taking skills, building gross motor skills and joy of dance. Ballet I – III introduce and support the development of classical ballet vocabulary while continuing to focus on the joy and pleasure of dance, the purpose of its study. Adult Dance rounds out the ballet focused curriculum at MAA. This class for mature movers uses yoga, physical therapy movements and classical ballet to support strength, balance and enjoyment of the body.

Multi-Age Beginning Modern is for ages 6 and above. Class will be held outside with social distancing in place. The class will work on strength and movement skills and present the natural based movements of modern dance.

Movement Arts Atlanta welcomes students throughout the season. Discounts are provided for multiple student in the same family and taking multiple classes.


Papillion Parade Crew

With everyone needing some outdoor time and fun, Movement Arts Atlanta, will start rehearsals again for its L’Esprit des Papillons. This will be group of movers that will gather to dance in events such as parades. We may even just pick a day to dance through the streets!

The group is open to movers ages 9 and older. All levels are welcome. For the moment the group will focus on learning short movement phrase that travel. Later in the process, we will work on creating costumes for the group.

The planned schedule for rehearsals is every other Saturday from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm. Please, meet in Freedom Park between Euclid Avenue and Austin Avenue.  Bring yourself, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle. The first Saturday meeting will be September 12, 2020.

For questions, please contact Ms. McLaughlin at movementartsatl@gmail.com