Simple, High-Quality & Joyful Study of Dance


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.


A Place for You

There is a place for you and your student in our classes. With the end of Movement Arts Atlanta’s Summer/Fall Semester just ahead, we would like to let you know we have availability for students in our classes. New and returning students are welcome to join classes at the beginning of the Winter/Spring Semester on January 5, 2021. The schedule includes classes in Kinderdance for the youngest students (ages 3 & 4), Ballet and Modern for children (5+) and Ballet for Adults.

You are invited to take a look at our classes and schedule here. MAA classes are offered in in-person, virtual and outdoor formats. Small class sized ensure high-quality and individualized instruction. Tuition is based on a rate of $20 per hour and includes instruction and performance costs.

 


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.