In Motion Dance Studio
550 Walton Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 694 1855
Artistic benefits of dance in young children
One of the greatest benefits of dance is that it sparks a child's imagination and it nurtures individual creativity in a unique way. Dance classes share the joy of physical self-expression in a supportive and structured setting. This can have a positive impact on children who have limited physical abilities, who act out or who have a difficult time sitting still. Involving children in dance also teaches the basic elements of creative movement, such as time, space, rhythm and design. Modern dance does not simply conform to conventional movements, shapes and patterns. Instead, it requires the young dancer to learn movement from the inside out, nurturing the body and focusing the mind. This form of dance especially is welcoming to children of all shapes, sizes and genders.
There is one final reason to get your child dancing
Research proves there is a strong link between involvement in the arts and increased educational achievement. In fact, one study showed that "students who participate in the arts are not only more likely to participate in a math and science fair, but also out-perform their peers on the SATs by 87 points" (www.artsusa.org).
Summer Hours starting June 16th
Monday 5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00-8:00 pm
Thursday 11-12 / 5-7 pm
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FALL 2014/2015 CLASSES
What can IN MOTION offer your family ?
* Atmosphere - In Motion Dance Studio is focused on providing high quality dance instruction in a safe and pleasant environment. We deliver both the type of dance instruction and overall experience that embraces creativity and spirited movement.
* Faculty - Our Staff at In Motion offers various levels of certification so your child is in the best care possible on the dance floor. Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dance Council, Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, International Tap Association to just list a few.
* Studio - Our facility is over 3500 square feet with 2 dance floors. Spacious Lobby and Dressing Rooms. Both Studios have a professional floating wood sub floor (that is critical in providing safe, shock-absorbent environments and to reduce chance of injury) with Marley overlay.
* Store Front - Located in our Lobby, In Motion sells a variety of shoes (new and used), leotards, skirts, tutus, tights, hairpieces, etc so your child is fitted properly.
* Receptionists - In Motion has a receptionists available to help answer any questions you may have during regular studio hours.
What Every Parent Should Know About Competitive Dance
To compete or not to compete?
A parent's decision to enter her child into a competitive dance program can be perplexing, as competitive dance as it exists today is a relatively new option for children. Popular television programs both romanticize and deglamorize competitive dance, often misrepresenting the rehearsal schedules, the instructors, the awards and the competitions themselves. While competitive dance may be somewhat of a foreign land to many parents, most understand that a child's participation can bring the same familiar lessons and benefits as competing in any team sport.
Do what you love.
As many parents would agree, the single most important aspect of an extra-curricular activity is that the child enjoys it. A happy child is more likely to learn, grow and appreciate the lessons of hard work, discipline and teamwork. For the sake of your child, the other dancers, the instructors, and you, only consider a competitive dance program if your child truly enjoys dancing.
Get some experience.
Has the child taken dance lessons in the past? If the answer is no, start the dancer in a recreational program. These programs entail less financial and time-based commitment, and will introduce the child to the basic types of classes she will take and what her instructors' expectations will be. Both you and your dancer will gain a much better idea of what you may be signing up for. If the dancer has experience in a recreational program, be sure she genuinely enjoys it, and not just socially. Does she work hard, but smile, during class? Does she seem to excel, remembering choreography or being placed in the front line as a leader? Be sure her desire to dance competitively isn't about the big, shiny trophies, but about the satisfaction that comes with a job well done.
ELITE AUDITION DATES:
Must Audition at one of the following Dates.
You will be notified by Post Card within 10 days if you have been chosen to be
part of the team.
AUDITION FEE: $10
Students that wish to pursue competitive dance will have the opportunity to audition to be in a class where all students are committed to competing.
Being on a competition team means that it is mandatory that you attend the competitions that the studio decides to attend. Competitions must be your first priority over any other commitments. All competition teams will attend 2-3 regional competitions as well as our May Performance at Plymouth High School.