Whatever your goals for your dancer, we've got just the thing!
The Twinkle Toes program introduces children to dance in a playful, engaging way. They progress through ballet, tap, and jazz (there's even an age-appropriate hip hop class!), all while letting their creativity and self expression shine.
Our Showstars program consists of combination classes of ballet, tap, and jazz. They're perfect for the student looking to learn the basics and have some serious fun! (Also great for parents on a tighter schedule or budget.)
These classes are separated into individual styles: ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop. This way, our more serious students can spend extra time learning and improving their technique. Take one style, or take them all!
The Ballet School is for dancers interested in a higher level of ballet instruction without being part of a competition team. Amidst all the fun, there is an emphasis on hard work and discipline, instilling a passion for dance and poise for life.
Ages 2 to 5 We've been working with young dancers in Northwest Arkansas for almost 20 years now, so your kiddo is in good hands at The Art of Motion! Here's what we have in store for your 2 to 5-year-old:
Twinkle Babies - 2-year-olds creative movement, song and dance, beginning ballet
Twinkle Tots - 3-year-olds everything above plus beginning tap!
Twinkle Stars - 4-year-olds a step up from Twinkle Tots - aka additional ballet and tap skills - plus lots of instructional song and dance
Kindercombo - 5-year-olds ballet, tap, and an introduction to jazz (woot!)
Kinder Hip Hop - 5-year-olds age-appropriate moves and grooves for tons of fun!
Ages 6+ Every Showstars class is 90 minutes long and includes a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz. Perfect for children who are looking to build on the basics of dance technique and have a great time while they're at it!
When you get ready to register for classes or schedule a free trial class, our handy online enrollment system will show you only the classes that suit your child's age.
Look for Showstars level 1, 2, or 3!
Ages 6+ Do you have a more serious student looking to work hard and improve their dance technique? Maybe you want them to have the option of being competitive at their school dance team tryouts in a few years. Or maybe they have a passion for dance that is undeniable, but you're not interested in a competition team. Our levelized classes in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop can get them where they want to go.
NOTE: Levels 1 and 2 enroll by age, but level 3 and 4 are by instructor placement only.
Ballet All of our ballet classes are part of The Ballet School at The Art of Motion. Ballet is the foundation for every other form of dance, and it's a vital part of any well-rounded dance education. It develops self-discipline, beautiful posture, a controlled body, strength, stamina, and poise. Come once per week, but twice is even better!
Jazz Jazz is a combination of many different styles - from ethnic to ballet to contemporary! It involves muscle toning, stretching, and rhythm exercises, and fun, fast-paced music. This class is definitely a fan favorite!
Tap Students will learn the basics of tap and then build them into combinations that are fun not only to do, but also to hear and to watch! Tap dance develops a keen sense of rhythm as well as coordination. Plus, shoes that make noise - what's not to love?!
Hip Hop This dance style can be seen on popular video productions and commercials. Used as a great body strengthening technique, dancers will learn the fundamentals of hip hop and contemporary dance. And don't worry, we keep it PG around here!
Ages 6+ Passion for dance, poise for life.
This is for our ballerinas in the bunch! The Ballet School at The Art of Motion is for our students interested in ballet technique at a higher level of instruction without being part of a competition team. Of course, all classes will be fun! But there will be an emphasis on hard work and discipline.
Come once per week, but twice is even better - especially if your child wants to eventually dance "en pointe"!
NOTE: Ballet 1 and 2 enroll by age, but Ballet 3 and 4 are by instructor placement only.
We believe that dance education should allow kids to discover a love for the art of dance in an environment that cultivates technique, creativity, and spirit!
So we aim to inspire confidence with every step we teach.
Our diverse group of highly qualified teachers is one of the best in Northwest Arkansas. Our dedication to age appropriate music, costuming and performances guarantee a family friendly environment for all.
We can't wait for you to join our dance family!