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Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones
Moving in the Spirit’s recreational, open-level offering, Stepping Stones provides students ages 3-18 with one hour of age-appropriate dance classes each week.
Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones dance classes provide creative movement experiences that encourage positive behavior and leadership skills. Students learn fundamental modern dance techniques while building a positive self-image, discipline, self-awareness, and respect for others.

Stepping Stones dancers of all ages collaborate with their teaching artists and peers to create choreography, which they premiere in an exciting year-end show with other Moving in the Spirit students.

Prior dance experience is not required to join this program.

Stepping Stones Classes

Baby Steps

Ages 3-4, Boys & Girls

Students are introduced to the primary elements of dance through creative movement and improvisation. 

They explore their imaginations and will establish foundational technical skills while developing a positive self-image, discipline, self-awareness, and respect for others.

Mini Steps

Ages 5-7, Boys & Girls

This class introduces students to fundamental dance technique and terminology. Students explore spatial relationships, timing/tempo and choreography while simultaneously developing interpersonal skills.

Boys in Motion

Ages 8-12, Boys

Students study dance forms such as hip-hop, modern, and capoeira. They learn the fundamentals of improvisation and experiment with combining movements to create choreography. Boys in Motion students learn leadership skills through collaborative problem solving and commitment.

Girls in Motion

Ages 8-9, Girls

Girls in Motion students learn modern dance technique while exploring ways to express meaning through dance. They collaborate and problem-solve with their peers while deepening their self-awareness and enhancing their leadership skills.

*Students in this class are encouraged to also enroll in Preteen Jazz/Hip Hop or Beginner Ballet to learn additional dance styles and increase their strength and technical abilities.

Girls in Motion II

Ages 10-12, Girls

The Girls in Motion II curriculum is designed for our pre-teen students. The focus is on increasing technical skill, strength, and flexibility. Students collaborate and problem-solve with their peers to create choreography while deepening self-awareness and enhancing leadership skills.

*Students in this class are encouraged to also enroll in Preteen Jazz/Hip Hop or Beginner Ballet to learn additional dance styles and increase their strength and technical abilities.

Preteen Jazz/Hip Hop

Ages 7-12, Boys & Girls

This class exposes students ages 7-12 to the fundamental elements of Hip Hop, West African and Jazz. Class emphasizes musicality, conditioning, strength, rhythm and stylization.

*Must also be enrolled in Mini Steps, Girls in Motion, Girls in Motion II, Boys in Motion, or Men in Motion.

Beginning Ballet

Ages 7-12, Boys & Girls

This class exposes students ages 7-12 to the fundamental elements of ballet. Ballet builds core strength and flexibility, and supports a dancer’s healthy alignment to help them turn faster and leap higher.

*Must also be enrolled in Mini Steps, Girls in Motion, Girls in Motion II, Boys in Motion, or Men in Motion.

Collective Motion

Ages 13-18, Boys & Girls

In this 1.5 hour class, students are exposed to modern dance, jazz and ballet. They expand their application of space, time and energy to create unique choreography that expresses their thoughts and feelings about the world around them.