Classes for the 2020 Winter/Spring Semester began on Monday, January 6th. We welcomed returning student and several new students. Space is available at all levels to welcome you or your child to a classes. Movement Arts Atlanta has classes for ages 3+ in Kinderdance, Ballet and Ballet with Beginning Tap. Please, take a minute to see the classes available by visiting here. You may also want to take a moment to view our video page. These are the best example of MAA’s work.
Movement Arts Atlanta’s Summer Short Term will take place from June 10-27, 2019. This three-week, bi-weekly semester will over Kinderdance for ages 3 and 4, Ballet I for ages 5 and 6 and Ballet II with Tap for ages 7+. Private coaching is also available for students age 11 and up.
Classes will take place either on a Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule during the three weeks. This compact and short schedule is designed to accommodate trying dance training for a child or continuing training around summer family plans.
Please visit the Ballet & Tap Classes page for complete details with class descriptions, class times and instruction on how to register for classes.
Movement Arts Atlanta is proud to announce its annual student recital. The Magic Garden will be presented on Saturday, May 18 at 5:00 pm at the International Montessori Academy, 1240 Euclid Avenue NE, 30307. The performance is free and open to the public.
The early evening’s performance will include a fun tap number and an original story ballet. The Magic Garden‘s cast include all the MAA’s students from age three. The libretto begins with the Moon Fairy, Sun Fairy, and the small fairies preparing the flowers to bloom for Spring. Their work is interrupted by a group of friends taking a picnic. One of the small fairies plays a trick and does the magic that allows the friends to see the fairies and their work with the flowers. The Mood Fairy and the Sun Fairy then decided to welcome the friends and invite them to help with the work in the garden.
The Winter/Spring Semester of the 2018-2019 Season of Movement Arts Atlanta (MAA) starts Monday, January 7, 2019. There have been some changes to the schedule. To see these changes and to view current class availability please visit the Classes & Schedule page. MAA welcomes new students throughout the season.
MAA offers class for students age 3+. Very young students attend Kinderdance which works on class taking skill, gross motor movements and fosters the joy of dance. Classical Ballet vocabulary is offered starting at at 5. Tap is added to Ballet classes starting with Ballet II for ages 7+. Students age 11 and older who are taking three class per week can start exercise for Pointe. Adults are welcome to Adult Dance which combines yoga, physical therapy exercise and classical ballet.
MAA’s class sizes are small and all tuition is based on a rate of $18 per hour. Tuition includes participation in the Spring Recital in May.
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.
Movement Arts Atlanta is pleased to announce that it will offer a Summer Short Term from June 6 – 22, 2017! This is a wonderful chance for families to try a class for their students who are new or returning to dance. It is also a nice opportunity for current students to continue learning. Classes are offered in the mid and late afternoons to accommodate camp and swim schedules. There are a total of six classes in the series. They will meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks.
The following will be offered during Summer Short Term:
|Kinderdance (ages 3 & 4)||4:00 – 4:45 pm*||$68|
|Ballet I (ages 5 & 6)||3:00 – 3:45 pm*||$68|
|Ballet II with Tap (ages 7-10)||5:00 – 6:00 pm||$90|
|Ballet III with Tap (ages 9+)||6:15 – 7:45 pm||$113|
Classes are limited in size to six and are held at Director, Carolyn McLaughlin’s home studio in Inman Park just west of Downtown Atlanta. You are invited to register today so that your child will have the opportunity to give dance a chance this June!
*Schedule correction made 5/3/17. Our apology for the error.