Focus on the Fundamentals


Photo: James Jin | Video: Tim Grady Films

MOTIVATED THEATRE TECHNIQUE

NEW: Ongoing Weekly Classes in Collaboration with Rioult Dance Center

Sundays, 1-3pm @ Rioult Dance Center

(Except Sunday, May 5 which will be 2-4pm)

Teacher: Anna Terese Stone

An introduction to theatre jazz for beginner adult dancers. With a focus on storytelling through movement, every class builds upon fundamental jazz technique and explores stylistic choreography from classic to contemporary musical theatre. Regardless of your technique level, this is the place to find joy on the dance floor. 

Not Your Average Dance Class:  

  • Workshop sizes are small and tailored to the needs of the specific artists present.

  • Each 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


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

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

Resident Teaching Artists


Anna Terese Stone

Director of Programming, Resident Teaching Artist

 

Testimonials


"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

FAQ


"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!

Upcoming Sessions


Sundays

Starting April 28

Time: 1-3pm

Teacher: Anna Terese Stone

Investment


$22

PAYMENT
Payment processed through RIOULT Dance Center

Visit their MindBody Online Store to preregister or pay upon arrival

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