Class Schedule 2017-2018

GENERAL INFORMATION:

*Fall classes will begin Tuesday, September 5th. Winter/Spring classes will begin Saturday, January 6th. Last day of class is May 26th.

*Students need to be the age or grade of the class they are enrolling in by September 1st.

*If the desired class is full, please sign up on the waiting list and we may open up another class!

*Price of the class is per month unless otherwise noted.

*A small processing will be applied each month.

*The Sibling Discount is $5 off the second child.

*Multiple classes for any one child are $5 off the second class.

*Classes will be held at one of our two Meridian locations – Motions Dance Studio “MDS” or Meridian Community Center “CC”.

*If you would like to TRY a class before you register please contact us to let us know.

*Registration for classes is generally done through the organization of where the class is held; MDS website or CC website (There are a couple exceptions).

 

*Registration for classes through MOTIONS! Click Here

*Registration for “CC” classes (indicated in *green) will begin August 14th. Click Here

 

 

Look for your student’s age and level within each style below.

 

Style of Motion

*Ballet*

*Capoeira*

*Cheerleading*

*Clogging*

*Combo*
(jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, lyrical, hip hop)

*Combo Camps*

*Hip Hop*

*Homeschool Classes*

*Tumbling*

***Classes for Adults***

 

Levels and Ages

Tiny 2-3 yrs 

Mini 3-5 yrs 

Kinder 5-6 yrs  

Level 1 (1st-3rd grade)

Level 2 (2nd-5th grade)

Level 3 (4th- 6th grade)

Level 4 (6th-12th grade)

Teams (2nd-12th grade)

Adult (16 yrs and up) 

Classes increase by Level throughout the school ages according to the dancers skill, coordination, focus, and dedication.  Dancer must be the age of the class by September 1st 2017.  Dancers are required to enroll in the lowest level for their age group until they have been placed by the instructor in the next level up.

 

 

Ballet

Ballet 2

This class will cover the core fundamentals of ballet technique and explore each students own creativity. Students will be taught the importance of strength, flexibility, musicality, and memorization. They will get to learn a variety of dances and strengthen their ability to perform as dancers! Students will be required to come to each class wearing pink tights, a leotard of any color, ballet shoes, and hair must be pulled up away from the face (preferably in a bun). Please no skirts, as this will give the instructor a better view of student’s body placement.  This class will participate in the Halloween and Christmas Performances and the Grand Spring Recital!  A minimal Costume/Recital fee is required.

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here

 

TimeAgeLevelInstructor Location PriceAvailability
Tue. 5:50 – 6:502nd-5th grade2HannahMDS$35/monthOpen

 

Capoeira

Capoeira 

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance form which uses acrobatics and martial arts movements set to music.  Our Capoeira class will introduce kids to basic Capoeira Martial arts movements, acrobatics, and music which they can use to create their own personal expression as they “play” the game of Capoeira.

These classes will participate in the Motions Dance Studio Halloween, Christmas and Spring Performances!
Unless stated otherwise, register through CC – Thanks

*Register through CC* Click Here

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here

 

 

 

 

Cheerleading

Rec Cheerleading

This class is for anyone who dreams of being a cheerleader!  No previous experience is required.  Students will have a blast making new friends while keeping active.  Students will work on basic cheer fundamentals including jumps, dance, stunting, tumbling, and cheering. This is a fun way to develop strength, flexibility, and self-esteem through fun choreographed routines.  This is a rec class that will perform at our Halloween, Christmas and Spring Performances.

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here
*Register through CC*
Click Here

 

 

 

All Star Cheerleading-Try Out Placement class

*This is a competition team only, and must be tried out for*


All-Star Cheerleading classes will be held on Thursday afternoons sometime between 4:30- 6:45. Classes are held at the Meridian Community Center.

 

 

 

Clogging

Clogging 1 & 2

The Level 1 class is a beginning clogging that will include proper clogging technique and fun routines for grades 1 – 6. They’ll learn the basic steps, partnering and coordination skills. The class will be for beginners and young dancers looking to make friends and share in the enjoyment, fun and exercise of Clogging. The level 2 class is for those cloggers who have already mastered the basics and are ready to perfect their skills!  They will take their clogging technique and moves up a step!!  Clogging shoes are required.  These classes will participate in the Halloween and Christmas Performances and in the Grand Spring Recital!  A minimal Costume/Recital fee is required.

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here

 

 

 

Combo~Tiny
 

Combo Tiny

This class is designed especially for our youngest dancers and is encouraged to be a Mommy/Daddy and Me class if needed!  Your little one will be introduced to dance in a fun, loving, and structured environment with Mom and Dad right by their side until they are ready to participate independently!  Students will learn a combination of Creative Movement including the beginnings of Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Tumbling basics (Combination Varies by instructor). Technique, theory and vocabulary are introduced, encouraging creativity through a specially designed curriculum that is taught to a variety of fun, age specific music. Each student will get to experience the exciting performing aspects of dance in a loving atmosphere encouraged by the teachers, parents, and other students.  It is the perfect class where your child’s confidence and self-esteem will flourish.  This class will participate in a Halloween, Christmas, and a Spring Performance.  They will NOT perform in the Grand Spring Recital!  A minimal Costume/Recital fee is required.

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here

*Register through CC*Click Here

 

 

Combo ~ Mini

Combo Mini

Your little one will be introduced to dance in a fun, loving, and structured environment. Students will learn a combination of Creative Movement including the beginnings of Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Tumbling basics (Combination Varies by instructor). Technique, theory and vocabulary are introduced, encouraging creativity through a specially designed curriculum that is taught to a variety of fun, age specific music. Each student will get to experience the exciting performing aspects of dance in a loving atmosphere encouraged by the teachers, parents, and other students.  It is the perfect class where your child’s confidence and self-esteem will flourish.  This class will participate in the Halloween and Christmas Performances and in the Grand Spring Recital!  A minimal Costume/Recital fee is required.

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here

*Register through CC*Click Here


 

 

Combo ~ Kinder

Combo Kinder

This class is designed especially for kindergartners!  The class is not too long so that the dancers don’t get tuckered out since they are also in school!  However, it is long enough for them to focus and grow in their dancing!  It is a perfect fun, loving, and structured environment.   Students will learn the basics and then move to the next level where they will develop into little dancers with a solid dance foundation for their dancing career.  They will master the beginning technique, theory and vocabulary for ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling (combination varies depending on the instructor) Creativity will be encouraged through a specially designed curriculum that is taught to a variety of fun, age specific music.  Each student will get to experience the exciting performing aspects of dance in a loving atmosphere encouraged by the teachers, parents, and other students.  It is the perfect class where your child’s confidence and self-esteem will flourish.  This class will participate in the Halloween and Christmas Performances and in the Grand Spring Recital!  A minimal Costume/Recital fee is required.

***If you child is in all day Kindergarten (every other day), they can sign up for two classes for the price of one, with the same teacher. They would switch classes each week. Example: They could attend Bri’s Monday 10:15 class one week and the next week Bri’s Tuesday 10:50, or Nicki’s Tuesday 1:30 class and then the next week Nicki’s Wednesday 1:30 class.***

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here

*Register through CC*Click Here

 

 

Combo ~ Levels 1, 2, & 3

Combo Levels 1, 2, & 3 

Students will develop technique, self-confidence, and new friendships in this combination dance class!  Together, we will discover the fundamental movements and terminology of Ballet, Tap, Jazz and/or Lyrical dance through artistic, and expressive ways!   Our goal is to enhance technique, skill, coordination, strength, and self-esteem.  These classes will participate in the Halloween and Christmas Performances and the Grand Spring Recital!  A minimal Costume/Recital fee is required.

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here


 

 

Motions Dance Team

*This is a competition team only, and must be tried out for*

 

Motions Dance Team classes will be held on…

*Jr Team meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:45-5:45.

*Sr Team meet Mondays 3:40-5:45 and Tuesdays 3:40-4:40.

 

 

 

 

Combo Camps

Ballet/Jazz Themed Camps

These ballet and jazz camps offer fun themes for little dancers who want to explore the exciting and creative world of dance!  Each camp meets once a week for 3-4 weeks and is a wonderful option for families who do not wish to commit to a year long dance program.  They are designed especially for your little ones to introduce them to dance technique, theory, and vocabulary all while encouraging creativity through a variety of fun, age specific music and activities.  A loving and patient atmosphere is encouraged by the teachers, parents and other students.  It is the perfect class where your child’s confidence and self-esteem will flourish.  These camps will NOT participate in the Motions performances!  Please see MOTIONS DANCE STUDIO description above for more information and visit motionsdancestudio.org for more classes.

*Register through CC*Click Here

Ages 2-6

 

 

Hip Hop

 

Hip Hop 1, 2, & 3

This age appropriate funk class accommodates both boys and girl and will introduce students to the exciting beats and movement of hip hop. Students will be allowed to experiment with a few different techniques that are key to this genre.  Such as isolations, free style, and break dancing.  At Motions Dance Studio we are committed to giving every child a fun and safe environment where leadership, confidence, and skill can all grow together. This class will participate in the Halloween and Christmas Performances and the Grand Spring Recital!  A minimal Costume/Recital fee is required.

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here

 

 

Homeschool Classes

HomeSchool Combo, Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop

This class is set in the middle of the day making it a perfect setting for homeschoolers to come and learn dance!  Students will develop technique, self-confidence, and new friendships in this combination dance class!  Together, we will discover the fundamental movements and terminology of Ballet, Tap, Jazz and/or Lyrical dance through artistic, and expressive ways!   Our goal is to enhance technique, skill, coordination, strength, and self-esteem.  These classes will participate in the Halloween and Christmas Performances and the Grand Spring Recital!  A minimal Costume/Recital fee is required.

*Register through MOTIONS* Click Here

 

 

 

Tumbling

Tumble and Twist

This 6 week class is designed for children ages 1.5-2 years (Mommy and Me) and 3- 6 years (Independent) with a lot of energy who need a fun and constructive outlet. Classes are structured to stimulate coordination, listening, balance, and creative movement through tumbling and structured “wiggle time”. Basic tumbling, such as summersaults and hand stands, combined with fun musical activities will help develop motor skills and self-esteem in all our students.  This class will NOT participate in the Halloween and Christmas Performances or the Grand Spring Recital.

Session 1 – Jan 12-Feb 16
Session 2 – Feb 23-March 23
Session 3 – April 6- May 11

*Register through CC*Click Here

 

Tumble and Flip

This 6-7 week class is structured around all skill levels, to help the students learn everything from the basic fundamentals of tumbling to advancing on to learn more skills.  We aim to teach proper form for a safe and fun way to practice our tumbling skills.  Tumbling is a fun and exciting sport that encompasses coordination, strength, balance, flexibility while building self-confidence, self-esteem and hard work ethics.  Tumbling is a great opportunity for kids to cross train and do in conjunction with their other physical activities.  We will work on things anywhere from forward roll and cartwheels, to front walkovers and back handsprings and everything in between! This class will NOT participate in the Spring Performances!

Session 1 – Jan 10-Feb 14
Session 2 – Feb 21-March 21
Session 3 – April 4-May 9

*Register through CC*Click Here

Ages 6 and Up

 

 

Adult Dance Classes

 

Adult Fitness Class-Country Cardio

Heel, toe, here we GO! Country Cardio incorporates various line dances, strength training and stretching! Work up a sweat while having fun to various country, hip hop and jazzy line dancing! Don’t worry about if you can or can’t dance– it’s all about the FUN!