Explore New Styles

Beginner Contemporary/Hip-Hop Workshop

A series focused on learning the basics of contemporary/hip-hop technique for the stage. With ever-expanding contemporary repertoire in musical theatre such as the beloved Hamilton, actors are being asked to perform a wide-array of dance styles. Don't throw away your shot to take a baby step into this unique style with our Resident Teaching Artist, Rachel Schur, who is bound to make your introduction unforgettable and enjoyable. 

Not Your Average Dance Class:  

  • Class sizes are small and tailored to the needs of the specific artists present.
  • Class is always 2 hours (never 1.5 hours) so you can guarantee enough time for a full warm-up, technique development, and choreography assimilation.
  • We will never film and post your journey to market our programs.
  • The learning happens both on and off the dance floor all week long.  
  • Our company exists solely for YOU, a "mover" in the musical theatre industry seeking guidance and training to improve your dance technique and confidence for the stage.

Walk Away With:

  • Dedicated Attention to Theatre Dance Technique & Development
  • Consistent 1-on-1 Time
  • Assimilation and Retention Training
  • Self-Critiquing Exercises Through Reflection, Video, & Guidance
  • Industry Insight & Expertise
  • Private Slack Channel for questions, discussion, & support
  • Constant Community Support
  • Unlimited Access to the Motivated Movers Team
  • Option: Add Discounted Private Coachings 

NOTE: This workshop is open to all beginner and advanced beginner level dancers. While the priority of the class is an introduction to the new style, every class will begin with a carefully curated warm-up designed to strengthen your body and advance your technique capacities cross styles. 


"I came back to the city after working regionally for a year.  I had incurred an achilles injury on one of my contracts and was generally just wary of getting back into the groove of the audition scene after two consecutive “non-dance” shows. On top of that, I have always been a bit insecure at dancer/mover calls. - And then I found motivated movers.  The classes created a safe and supportive atmosphere for me to assess and reboot my technique. 

After a month of classes, I have been able to find my center and place as a mover/dancer.  My biggest problem was that I just didn’t know where I stood.  But, in a Motivated Movers class I was able to find out and grow beyond that place.  It has been an extraordinary month of growth in technique and confidence and I am supremely grateful."

- Brittany Simmons

"I took class at a very scary and intimidating place which I will not name (but you all secretly know), and was told within the first 15 minutes that I could go get my money back because clearly this basic class was much too hard for me. A friend of mine then recommended that if I can’t even make it in basic, I should try out this class called Motivated Movers.

With heart pounding and nerves racing, I did.  I can happily say I have never felt more at home... For the first time ever, no one was making fun of me, and after just 5 classes, I booked a job - from a dance callback!" 

-Jillian Gottlieb

"The environment was supportive and relaxed. Other students felt comfortable to struggle, to not know, and to ask questions, so therefore I was comfortable to struggle and ask questions. Certain things were broken down for me for the first time so I could truly understand what was going on in my body when I put my foot here or there, when arms are in second, when you plié, etc. After experiencing that, I was hooked."

- Kathryn Grant


"What if I am an absolute beginner?"

Good news!  You are why Motivated Movers was created in the first place.  Our classes are open to all varying basic, beginner, and advanced beginner levels.  We keep class sizes small so there is plenty of room for one-on-one attention.  We also adapt the classes to fit each individual artist in the room.  Our classes will always be about YOU and your unique journey.

"What if I have already taken a workshop with you?"

That's the beauty of dance, ever evolving! You will ALWAYS find new discoveries, encounter new obstacles, and conquer new goals.  While these classes are strong introductions to the community, they are also great ways to check in, realign, go back to the basics, or prepare your mind and body for auditions ahead.


"What if I'm not 25 anymore?"

Everyone in musical theatre will encounter the need to dance, learn choreography, and/or be comfortable with movement regardless of their age.  We focus on your body and what it needs at your beautiful stage of life.  We also tailor the class to fit all artists present in the room.  

More Questions? Ask Away!

Your Investment

Single Class


5% off Private Coachings during enrollment

Pay through online store

Class Policies & Procedures

Upcoming Sessions



April 11 - May 2


Teacher: Rachel Schur