• Children are natural movers, often happy to have some music playing, an open space to dance, and an adult to mimic. But that's not the best we can do for them. Joy in Motion classes honor the child's ability to create their own movement, while teaching them the foundational steps of traditional studio styles. We provide a safe space to explore dance as art, gross & fine motor skills, musicality, improvisation, physical boundaries, class etiquette, and imaginative play. For Every Child. In Every Class. Every Day.

    We take our play seriously!

    We take our play seriously!

    Children are natural movers, often happy to have some music playing, an open space to dance, and an adult to mimic. But that's not the best we can do for them. Joy in Motion classes honor the child's ability to create their own movement, while teaching them the foundational steps of traditional studio styles. We provide a safe space to explore dance as art, gross & fine motor skills, musicality, improvisation, physical boundaries, class etiquette, and imaginative play. For Every Child. In Every Class. Every Day.

  • That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

    United Nations Rights of the Child (Adopted 1989) Article 31:

    United Nations Rights of the Child (Adopted 1989) Article 31:

    That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

  • Non-Performing

    Want a class for your Pre-K/T-K/K dancer without the pressure of a stage show?

    Try one of these creative classes. Parents may be invited into the studio for 1-2 informal in-studio performances (TBD).

    Funky Freedom (4-6+ y/o) 
    Storybook Dance (3-5 y/o) - Coming Soon!

  • Classic Combos

    Sample two styles in one class!

    Classic Combo classes for 4-6 y/o will perform one class dance and the finale, and classes for 6-7+ y/o will perform two class dances and the finale in the Spring Stage Show.

    Joy in Tap & Jazz (4-6 y/o)
    Joy in Tap & Jazz (6-7+ y/o)
    Joy in Ballet & Tap (6-7+ y/o)

  • Hip Hop

    Have a decisive young one who just can't wait to try Hip Hop?

    Maybe these classes are for you. EC Hip Hop classes will perform one dance and the finale in the JiM Spring Stage Show.

    Hip Hop Boom (6-7+ y/o)
    Boys Hip Hop (6-10+ y/o)

  • Ballet

    Are magic wands, tutus, fairies or elves all the rage at your house?

    Grab your slippers and join in the fun. Pre-Ballet will not perform in our JiM Spring Stage Show.

    Fairytale Garden Pre-Ballet (3-5 y/o)
    Enchanted Garden Ballet (6-7+ y/o)

  • Q: Can I sign my child up for a performing class even if I'm not sure if they will want to [I want them to] perform?

    A: Of course! Performing on stage is always optional (and usually almost always an awesome, confidence-boosting, picture-treasuring experience in the end). Any child not performing in Spring is welcome to stay in a performing class and learn the dance. Every class includes much more than just the dance for the show!