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Elementary Modern Dance and Composition

In this class an elementary modern dance vocabulary is introduced to help young dancers develop technique, strength, musical phrasing and concentration. Workshops will be given in ballet, jazz and physical comedy. Students will be given the challenge to choreograph their own movement phrases to encourage independent thinking and heighten artistic intellect.  Participants will work together to create a group dance for Loco-Motion’s annual spring concert.

Modern Dance and Composition


Students will continue to master modern dance skills including energy, strength, flexibility and phrasing, while developing their own personal movement style. In addition to Pilato’s technique, the dancers will also explore the techniques of Jose Limon, Katherine Dunham and Alvin Ailey. Workshops will be given in ballet, jazz and physical comedy.  During the second half of the course, there will be in an intense focus on student choreography and Loco-Motion repertoire to prepare for performances in various New York City venues. 

Open Workshops

TBA throughout the semester.      


Free workshops for community projects and guest artist workshops and rehearsals TBA throughout the semester.




We have a limited number of scholarship openings available. We are looking for students who have s strong desire to dance as well as financial need. We ask that children and their parents are familiar with our program and the type of work that we do before requesting a spot. We have more people interested in taking classes with us each year than we have available openings. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out and return the form below. 


Our student body is a rich blend of gender, sexual, racial, ethnic and socio-economic diversity. Loco-Motion does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, physical ability, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression in any of its programs, activities, policies or hiring practices.

Our studio and all are performance venues are wheelchair accessible.

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