Programs

All Classes are currently remote until further notice.

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Youth Dance Ensemble

Our dance ensemble is comprised of advanced and intermediate dancers that provide 20 performances a year throughout the country and abroad. The dancers take up to 7 technique classes a week and present 3 main stage performances one at our home theater at Austin High School, Chicago.

Advanced Apprentice Program

Move Me Soul partners with After School Matters to provide 15 advanced dancers at its 3 Afterschool Matters locations with professional dance workshops, field trips, performance opportunities and guest speakers. The Advanced Apprentice dancers present 3 main stage performances throughout Chicago.  Most advance members are invited to perform with the Youth Dance Ensemble.

Advanced Apprentice Workshops include:

  • Ballet, jazz, modern, West African
  • Dance history
  • Theater production (stage management, costume design, lighting)
  • Resume and portfolio development
  • College readiness
  • Life skills

Apprentice Program

Move Soul partners with After School Mattes to provide over 90 teens from all over Chicago the opportunity to participate in the following workshops at our three locations (West, South & Downtown):

  • Ballet, jazz, modern, West African
  • Dance history
  • Spoken word
  • Music production and performance
  • Theater production (stage management, costume design, lighting)
  • Resume and portfolio development
  • College readiness
  • Life skills

Move Me Too & Move Me Tutu (postponed)

Move Me Soul partners with elementary schools, summer camps and other child focused organizations to provide routine classes, workshops and residencies.   Our goal is to engage elementary ages through creative expression and beginner through advance leveled dance, drama and spoken word training.  Both Move Me Too and Move Me Tutu (toddler ages) embody the general principles and mission of Move Me Soul by grasping the inquisitiveness of young minds and their creativity at their earliest ages. Move Me Too advanced dancers are invited to perform in the Move Me Soul summer concert series.  For move information or to customize an elementary program for your organization please fill out the form below.

Community Classes (postponed)

Move Me Soul offers seasonal community classes on the West and South sides at Austin Townhall and Dorchester Arts Collaborative.