Motion House

Dance Company

A Premiere Dance Studio

 
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About

For generations, human civilizations have been dancing. Whether for cultural reasons or pure enjoyment, there’s a wonderful feeling that one gets from the art of movement. Just ask the dedicated dancers who come to practice every single day.

When you decide to join us at Motion House Dance Company, you too will be able to take advantage of our professional staff at our fully-equipped and recently renovated studio. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer looking to improve your technique, we guarantee you’ll find it here.

 

REGISTER FOR CLASSES via  Jack Rabbit

You can register for classes online via Jack Rabbit. This site will allow you to create a portal to register, pay online and communicate with our  staff. If you are a returning customer; this will allow you to login to your current portal.

10% off registration if signed up by July 1st! Also 10% off your 1st months tuition if it is paid at registration. (Fees will be added when you register)

*Upon Registering, a registration fee and September tuition will be due. 

 

Meet the Team

Meet our talented team of instructors at Motion House Dance Company. Focused on teaching exceptional technique and creating unforgettable experiences, our team is committed to our dancers’ satisfaction and success.

Brooke McAnally

BIO COMING SOON!

Lisa Dallas

Lisa owned her own studio for decades, has adjudicated for numerous regional and national talent competitions, and has been the recipient of many jazz and tap choreography awards. She has performed for local production companies and has been involved with talent and beauty pageants as a participant and as a director. Lisa's strong passion for teaching and passing along her love for dance lives on even after moving on from owning and directing one of the most prominent studios in the area. She is the proud mom of two, Colton and Tanner, and is one of the managing partners of the amazing new QuickHIT Fitness Labs in the St. Louis, St. Charles, and Tampa Florida areas.

Gina Marmonti

BIO COMING SOON!

April Lunte

April has danced since she was 2/12 years old. She took tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, and poms. She also was a competitive dancer.

 April has been  teaching/assisting dance since 2010. Tap is her  favorite.

She is also a 2nd grade teacher for Fox C-6.

Free time is spent grading papers and playing catch with my 2 dogs.

Natalie Wooldridge

BIO COMING SOON!

Caitlin Birt

Caitlin started training 6 days a week at the Orlando Ballet School at the age of ten under the direction of Peter Stark. During that time in the school she performed many  Corp de Ballet roles in full length classical ballets such as the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and Sleeping Beauty with the company Orlando Ballet. In 2007, as the youngest competitor in her division Caitlin was awarded the silver medalat the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix and performed at YAGP's gala at New York City Center. At the age of 16 she got her first job with Orlando Ballet's professional company. After three years she then got offered a job here in St. Louis with Missouri Ballet Theatre under the direction of Adam Sage. While with MBT she performed many soloist and principles roles like a stepsister in Cinderella, the Princess Vanessa in The Little Mermaid, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker along with The Sugar Plum Fairy.

Lois Wicks

Office Manager

Kristina Robbins

Office Manager

Deanna Rick

Bio Coming Soon!

Kristen Revis

Bio Coming Soon!

Jennifer Tolliver

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Casey Mizell

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Kayla Mudra

Bio Coming Soon!

 

Pricing

Princess 1 $36 per month

Princess 2 $48 per month

Princess 3 $51 per month

Princess 4 $52 per month

Combo 1 $53 per month

Combo 1/2 $54 per month

Combo 2 $57 per month

Junior and Teen Bundle Monthly

1/2 hour $40 per month

45 min  $45 per month

1 hour $51 per month

1 1/4 hour $57 per month

1 1/2 hour $60 per month

1 hour 45 min $66 per month

2 hours $70 per month

All Boys Hip Hop

$35 per month

Adult Pricing (total hours)

1/2 hour $35 per month

45 min $45 per month

1 hour $50 per month

1 1/4 hour $54 per month

1 1/2 hour $56 per month

1 3/4 hour $62 per month

2 1/4 hour $66 per month

Poms/ Hip Hop/Mini Hip hop

$36 per month  ( $18 for add-on)

Acro

$48 per month ( $24 for add-on)

Ballet

$40 per month ($20 for add-on)

Conditioning

$40 per month ($20 for add-on)

Lryical & Contemporary/Technique classes/ Leaps and Turns

$45 per month ($22 for add-on)

DISCOUNT PRICING

10% OFF 2 students in family 

15% OFF 2 + students in family

Contact us at motionhousedanceco@gmail.com for unlimited price rates and qualifications.

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Classes We Offer

Join Our Dance Community

Classes begin September 6, 2022

Princess Classes

This popular combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. The  ballet/tap class introduces young students to ballet, tap, and basic tumbling skills through imagination activities, movement games and singing.

Princess 1 (2-3yr) 30 min

Princess 2 (3-4yr) 45 min

Princess 3 (4-5yr) 1 hour

Princess 4 (5-6 yr) 1 hour

Combo 1 and 2 Classes

These combo classes  classes are designed for students 5 years -11 years. Our classes are  1 hour which consists of 20-30 minutes of ballet, and the remainder of the class in tap, jazz or tumbling. The classes infuse proper dance etiquette, along with props and group interaction to keep students engaged and interested. All classes are progressive in age and level.

Combo 1 (5-7 yr)

Combo 2 (7-8 yr)

Jr. and Teen Classes

Junior classes are beginner/intermediate level for ages 8-12 years old. 

Teen class are beginner/intermediate level for ages 13-18 years old.

All Boys Hip Hop

Ages 5-10 Years: This boys-only class is packed full of fun, energetic, athletic movements. This class is sure to make you sweat. Isolations, popping, & free-style movement will all be a focus of this athletic and energetic dance style.

Adult Classes

Adult Classes are open level dancers 19 years of age and up. These classes are offered in  Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. 

Acro

Acro is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline, and confidence.

Three levels of classes offered to focus on flexibility, control and strength for children 5 and older.

Beginner

Intermediate

Advance

Technique

Technique classes are based in ballet and jazz fundamentals. They focus on awareness, control and correct body placement. These classes aid to dancers ability to execute skills learned in their other classes. They are offered in a variety of levels for all different ages.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Hip Hop

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.
Classes offered in a variety of ages/levels.

Ballet

This class will focus on ballet terminology and technique through the execution of barre work, center, and across the floor exercises. Your child will have a clear understanding of body alignment, movement quality, carriage of upper body, and flexibility.
Classes offered in variety of levels.

Tap Classes

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.
Tap is offered in a variety of class levels and tap technique class.

Jazz Classes

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz.
A variety of levels of jazz classes will be offered.

Poms/Cheer

The focus in this class is on lines, formations, cheerleading jumps, and form. A sharp and precise form of cheerleading-type motion with influences of hip-hop and jazz techniques.

Leaps and Turns Class

Leaps and Turns,  is a class created for the serious dancer who wishes to give extra attention to improving their technique. This class will focus on the proper execution of basic-advanced leaps and turns and will include leap combinations and turn sequences.

Conditioning  Classes

Conditioning  allows dancers the  opportunity to strengthen their bodies to compliment their technical and stylistic dance training and prevent injuries. Conditioning typically includes: Cardiovascular Exercises.

For ages 8+

 

Schedule

2022-2023

Please email or come in and see us for  our current schedule or click on the link below!

 

Policies and Procedures

Annual registration fee $30 non-refundable

$10 for additional family members

* Tuition due 1st of the month

* $10 late fee per week after the 7th of the month

* $35 return check fee

* Cancellation Policy:

Responsible for  monthly payments until cancellation is complete. If you cancel, you must cancel 15 days prior to the start of the next month to avoid continued tuition charges. Must give a notice.

*A non-refundable $25 costume deposit will be due in November. (note will follow) No costumes will be ordered without a deposit. Balance on costumes will be due in December.

There is no guarantee on late orders; the will also be subject to additional late fees. If a student drops classes after deposits or full payments have been made, there will be no refunds. You may pick up your costume that are paid in full when they come in.

*A nonrefundable recital fee will be due in January. Note will follow.

*There will be absolutely no refunds on tuition or costumes for any reason.

*There are no deductions for missed classes including Holidays and bad weather; however you are entitled to schedule a make-up class. There is a 30 day period for making up missed classes, after that the missed class will be forfeited.

*We reserve the right to change or cancel class at any time. Tuition will be the same whether it is at 2-5 week month.

*Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Credit card. 

*Annual Recital

Our recital will be held in June 2023

*Recital Pictures

Recital pictures will be taken at the studio in May. Dates and times will be announced. More information will be available at a later date.

*Private Lessons

$30- based on 1/2 hour. 

If you schedule a private and No Call No show , you will still be charged for that lesson. 

 

Dress Code

Princess Classes- We recommend any color leotard and tights. Tap and ballet shoes are required for these classes. Pink ballet shoes and black buckle tap shoes.  We do not recommend a skirt attached or unattached to the leotard that will be distracting to the student. Hair should be secured back and no jewelry. All shoes and tights must match for recital.(note will follow about shoes and tights at Motion House) Please place name in all shoes. A dance bag is also recommended. 

Combo Classes- Any leotard and tights. These classes do jazz and tap primarily. Many also start to opt wear more of a variety in dancewear at this age. Capri leggings, cropt tops etc. No loose fitting tshirts or clothing not considered actual dancewear in class.

Tan tap shoes and tan jazz shoes. Combo  level  2  will do two routines in recital. Hair secured back and no jewelry. A separate ballet class and/or technique class is recommended at the Combo level 2  for the student who is more serious about there training. All shoes and tights must match for recital. Please place name in all shoes. A dance bag is also recommended. 

Junior and Teen Jazz Classes- Dancewear at all times. No street clothes. No loose fitting t shirts. Always wear a crop top or sports bra under shirts. Hair should be secured back. No jewelry. All shoes and tights must match for recital. Please place name in all shoes. A dance bag is also recommended.

Junior, Teen and Adult Hip Hop Classes- Dancewear at all times.  Looser fitting shirts and dance pants ( such as harem pants or sweatpants) may be worn, however always wear a sports bra or crop top under.  NO STREET SHOES in class.  No jeans. Shoe can be jazz shoes, converse style tennis shoes or other tennis shoes ONLY USED FOR CLASS. Do not wear shoes from outside into the classroom. Hair should be out of face and no jewelry. All shoes and tights for recital must match. Please place name n all shoes. A dance bag is recommended. 

Junior Tap- Dancwear at all times. Tan buckle tap shoes recommended to start in. May need others for recital depending on costume. All tights and shoes must match for recital. Please place name in all shoes. A dance bag is also recommended.

Teen and Adult Tap- Dancewear and black flat tap shoes.

Ballet Classes- Please read carefully.  Leotard color should be black with pink tights.  Pink ballet shoes. ( leather or canvas for class) Most likely younger classes will use leather for recital and older classes will use canvas. Hair must been in a bun for all ballet classes.  All shoes and tights must match for recital. 

Acrobatics- Leotard and tights optional. No shoes needed for class but may wear ballet shoes or jazz shoes.  Hair must be pulled back and no jewelry.

Poms/Cheer Classes- Dancewear at all times. No loose baggy shirts. Sports bra or crop top under any type of t shirts which fits loosely.  Can wear jazz shoes or ballet shoes.  All shoes and tights must match for recital.  Costume choice will determine color of jazz or tennis shoes needed for recital. Please place name in all shoes.  A dance bag is also recommended.

Lyrical/Contemporary- Dancewear at all times. Jazz, ballet or dance "paws" or other similar shoes may be worn for class. Hair should be pulled back and no jewelry.

Hip Hop- Dancewear should be worn. No jeans or street clothes and NO street shoes.  Converse style shoes or other tennis shoes ONLY USED FOR CLASS.  Younger classes can wear jazz or ballet shoes. Hair should be out of face. No jewelry. If purchasing shoes for class, we suggest jazz shoes, however we will not know exactly what is need for recital until costume is chosen. Many classes will need to get converse style type shoes. 

Shoes and tights will be available for purchase at Motion House. Although we do not care if you have another brand or color of shoes in the beginning of the season please be aware that all shoes have to match exactly for recital and be the same brand. We start them ( and you) off from little on  knowing that taking the stage in unison and being professional counts! 

When you receive recital information the style, color and brand of shoe will be noted. 

 

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm

 

Get in Touch

7 Fox Valley Center
Arnold, Mo 63010

636-333-3033

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