Simple, High-Quality & Joyful Study of Dance


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.


Not That Far Away

Over the months of June, July and August, Movement Arts Atlanta’s Director, Carolyn Stine McLaughlin completed a commission from the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to create a work in response to the pandemic. The outcome of this commission was a site specific performance and a dance film.

The five minuet work with original music by Andrew Choe, used movement to illustrate the needs of the primal brain for information as we interact. These needs have been impacted by the pandemic. Brains look for signs of ease and friendship in the other person and the environment of fear and the unknown created by the pandemic make these affirming signs less prevalent.

The work was performed by Mia Prausnitz-Weinbaum, Margot McLaughlin and Evelyn McLaughlin. The film was made by Carrie Miller with the assistance of Colleen Miller.

The live performance took place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Freedom Park between Euclid Avenue and Austin Avenue. There were showings at 10:00 am and 10:30 am. It was attended Inman Park neighbors, and friends and family of the artists. The film was shot in three locations; Freedom Park, the BeltLine skate park and Piedmont Park.

The film can be view here. The work is available for performance, please contact Ms. McLaughlin at movementartsatl@gmail.com for details.

Funding provided by the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs


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.


Free Dance Performances – April 29 & 30

Atlanta Ballet Center Performers

As part of the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes, Movement Arts Director, Carolyn Stine McLaughlin, manages the Inman Park Dance Festival. This is a free admission dance performance that presents pre-professional and professional dance companies from the Atlanta area and the State. The companies present works from the dance vocabularies of classical ballet and modern dance.

The performances are on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 at 4:0 pm and will take place in The Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Avenue NE, 30307. The performance are free, family friendly and last for just over an hour.

For the 2017 performances four companies will be presenting. They are Atlanta Ballet Centre Theatre, Ballethnic, Emory Department of Movement Studies, Full Radius Dance and the Georgia Ballet.

This is a great event to see several of the significant assets which are part of Atlanta’s recigh dance community.