The Studio School

Movement and Dance

Beginning in the early childhood years, children move their bodies in space to find their own inner rhythm in Movement and Music class.

As the piano follows their every movement, students gradually become able to work together, expressing their individuality as part of the group and in accord with the music. Elementary children study a variety of elements and styles of dance, including isolation exercises; modern, classical, and folk dances; and beginning choreography. Middle schoolers choreograph and perform their own original pieces, practice dance interpretation and improvisational exercise, and learn intricate dance arrangements from other cultures and eras. Over the years, dance becomes a channel for a student’s feelings and ideas, inspiring creative self-expression.