Focus on the Fundamentals

Photo: James Jin | Video: Tim Grady Films


Our workshops take the technical components of a ballet and jazz class, fuses them with a focus on mind/body empowerment, and wraps up with exploration and assimilation of choreography at the level of a mover call.  Offered at two levels, Fundamentals and Advanced Beginner, we are focused on taking you one leap further in your dance training no matter where you are at currently. 

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:

  • Comprehensive Understanding of Dance Terminology

  • Dedicated Attention to Theatre Dance Technique & Development

  • Consistent 1-on-1 Time

  • Strengthening & Stretching Exercises for at Home

  • Assimilation and Retention Training

  • Self-Critiquing Exercises Through Reflection, Video, & Guidance

  • Industry Insight & Expertise

  • Private Slack Channel

  • Constant Community Support

  • Unlimited Access to the Motivated Movers Team

  • Option: Add Discounted Private Coachings


Tuesdays, 6-8pm

November 6, 13, 20 & 27

@ The Growing Studio

Teacher: Anna Terese Stone

A month focused on developing the core terminology and must-know dance steps for "movers" in our industry while integrating it with relevant choreography for “movers” in our industry. This is where you start taking command of your body in movement, pushing yourself one step forward each week towards confidence.

Not sure if this workshop is for you? Check out the breakdown of our technique levels and look at Beginner and Open

Want to actually dedicate your entire month to accelerating dance technique? Checkout our full Technique Acceleration program.


Winter 2019 TBD

Teacher: Rachel Schur

A month focused on stepping up to the next level!  It's time to get you confident in terminology, assimilation, and execution so you can start taking industry classes throughout the city without fear. It's time to get you strong, your balance on point, your leaps high, and your battements powerful! Each week will explore a new style of choreography for the stage from quintessential musical theater to contemporary/hip-hop. 


Resident Teaching Artists

Anna Terese Stone

Director of Programming, Resident Teaching Artist

Rachel Schur

Resident Teaching Artist



"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



5% off Private Coachings during enrollment

Pay through online store

*Payment plans available upon request.

Class Policies & Procedures

Upcoming Sessions

November Fundamentals Workshop

Tuesday Evenings

November 6, 13, 20, & 27


@ The Growing Studio