Summer Dance Camp 2019 Launch!

Summer Dance Camps at Music in Motion are LIVE and open for registration! Learn more about our NEW and fun offerings in this video from Director, Ms. Lauren.

Enroll before Memorial Day to get 10% off!

THREE WEEKS are Live so Far. We are brainstorming on even more options, email your requests to info@musicinmotionva.com.

Ballerina Fairy Camp

Ages 3-4  |  June 24th - June 28th  |  9 am - 12 pm

Your tiny dancer will flutter along the pixie path through the Whimsical Woodlands Forest as a ballerina fairy in this twinkling ballet camp! On the way to the magical waltz, dancers will focus on ballet basics and creative movement as well as imaginative activities performed with the friends they meet on this enchanted journey! This fanciful camp is full of fairy dancing, forest friends, glittery crafts, and so much more!

Morning snacks are provided, students should bring a water bottle or additional snacks as needed.

Date:  Monday June 24th - Friday June 28th
Times: 9 am - 12 pm
Price: $275
Ages: 3-4
There will be a final "Show" for parents at 11:15 pm on Friday June 28th

Video Star Dance Camp

Ages 5-6 |  July 8th - July 9th  | 9 am - 1 pm

Ages 7-9 |  July 15th - July 19th  | 9 am - 1 pm

Grab your BFFs, and get ready to mix up your summer with our #dancecampREMIX! You will learn the coolest moves + grooves in this super fun Hip Hop, Jazz & Tumbling Camp! At #dancecampREMIX, young dancers will flex their creative muscles as they contribute to the artistic process of producing and starring in their own DANCE music video! In addition to TONS of DANCE MOVES, dancers will participate in fun activities related to style and wardrobe, props, makeup, choreography and, of course, performance! Our hip hop dance video stars should dress the part and wear their coolest, fresh + fun hip hop fashion as we will be filming swagtasticshots each day! P.S. Unicorns, Trolls, and Emojis will be involved!! #totesfun #letsdance

Morning Snack provided, students should bring a packed lunch as well. 

Times: 9 am - 1 pm
Price: $350
Ages: Session 1: 5-6 years old, Session 2: 7-9 years old

There will be a final Showcase for parents at 12:15 pm on the last Friday of Each Camp

What a Pain! Dancers and Foot Care

What a pain!  If you’ve ever googled “Ballerina Feet” you’d know that dancing can do a number on the toes and feet. From split soles, to ingrown nails to blisters and more, we dancers can suffer for our art and technique!

Avoiding Ingrowns:

The problem with ingrowns and toenails is that you are so tempted to keep cutting and cutting which only makes the pain worse. 

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  • Keep the length of the toenail to the length of the nail bed (leave the "white tip" of the nail). 

  • Standard people (and nail salons) cut straight across, but dancers should round off the edges. 

  • I also recommend a little filing of the edges as well.  

  • Make sure your shoes fit and aren't squeezing your toes.  A few months before show time is a good time for new ballet shoes so they are pink and clean for the concert!  

If you already HAVE ingrowns use any kind of oil to soften the nail on the side for comfort:

  • coconut oil, vitamin e caplets, if you have nail/argan oils, vaseline, you don't have to buy anything - one time in a desperate moment, I used table butter!

  • In Ballet, Tendu Back  when your foot is turned out and resting on the side of the toe is the worst! Dancers should keep squeezing their leg muscles and not "rest" the foot on the ground in any floor position so that the pressure and weight of the body is not pressing on the painful toe.  This will make you stronger in the end! 

Keeping your toenails trim will protect your fellow dancers as well.


Cracked and Dry Feet:

In the salon, I NEVER get my feet “shaved” or smoothed. You can hear any dancer say “Please, save my callouses, I’m a dancer!” At Music in Motion Dance Studio in Virginia, we offer lyrical 1 for students aged 7 and 8, and modern 2 for students aged 9 and 10 and the levels of modern dance go up to advanced contemporary. We are a classical studio and do not use turners, lyrical shoes, shoes etc. in our barefeet classes such as Modern.

Over time, as a dancer works bare foot on the floor (much like your “summer feet” playing in flip-flops and barefoot being much more sturdy!) tougher skin and callouses will develop that will allow for smoother turning, sliding and movement across the floor. This is something to be proud of!

However OVERLY dry feet will cause painful cracks. Use an emollient based lotion (not water based) such as shea or stronger strength eucerin and aquaphor at night to “soak” into your feet to keep them pliable. If you currently have a crack, wearing socks or shoes to class and using liquid bandaid are very helpful.

To recover from a long day of dancing - I use and recommend Apolla Shocks. These are specially designed dance socks with grip on the bottom that are compression based. The compression in the foot, ankle and shin support the foot and ankle while dancing AND if worn afterwards will increase bloodflow and lymph movement to keep shin splints and other pains at bay!

Costume Release 2019 End Of Season Concert



Over the next 3 months (January-April), costumes for the Music in Motion Dance Studios End of Season Concert in June will be released to families.

Included with your costumes:

  • Garment Bag

  • Hangers

  • Costume

  • All tights needed for each costume

  • Various Accessories for each costume including: hairpieces, chokers, gloves, hats etc.

  • Costume Check List Information Sheet

Please note - there is a back zipper on most costume bags where tights and accessories are stored.

NOT Included with your Costume:

  • Required shoe and color for each class

  • Undergarments (other than tights, such as nude leotard, or nude bra)

  • Make-Up

  • Hair-Do Items

Releasing costumes is ALWAYS an exciting time. The students get excited about their progress in class, their performance and how hard they work and how great they will look on stage. We are doing this EARLIER this year, so we can get back to normal class time; teaching the discipline and skills necessary for a safe and fun dance class!

SOME COSTUME TIPS:

Complete this tips IMMEDIATELY, so that you are not overwhelmed later by the tasks necessary to get ready for show day.

  • Label each costume on the tag with your students full name.

  • Try on each costume and check for holes, missing pieces (falling pieces can be easily re-attached with a hot glue gun) or the need to contact a seamstress to adjust straps. Damaged costumes must be returned for a replacement ASAP, they cannot be replaced after February 28th. Minor alterations are the responsibility of the family.

  • Remove your tights from the packaging and try them on. Replace them into Quart-Size Zip Lock Bags with your name on the bag and in the tights. THESE ARE NOT TO BE WORN IN CLASS BUT IN PERFORMANCE ONLY. You can use them in class AFTER the show.

  • Remove your hair-pieces and accessories from packaging and replace them into sandwich zip bags with your name on them.

  • Ensure you have the proper undergarments:

    • We recommend that students under age 10 that have multiple classes purchase a Nude Leotard to make changing backstage quick and modest. Purchase one from our Recital Store HERE

    • We recommend that students in multiple classes LAYER tights for easy changes. STIRRUP tights (go over the arch of the foot) are for Modern and Acro. CONVERTIBLE tights (go over the whole foot with a little hole) are for Tap and Jazz and Combo Classes. IE: Wear stirrup tights for Acro UNDER your Convertible tights for Jazz so you can just peel them off!

    • Tights are a dancers underwear. Like “long-underwear” Dancers should not wear panties underneath of their tights with their costumes. This reduces bulky and unsightly lines.

    • Ensure you have the proper shoes for each class. Make sure they are clean with no holes, rips. Purchase new shoes HERE. Dress Code HERE


Concert Dates and Times:

Hackney Theater at Norfolk Collegiate School

Dress Rehearsal: Sunday June 2nd starting at 1 pm - mandatory

Show Day: Saturday June 8th Show Times 3 pm and 6:30 pm

Information regarding show designation per class and arrival and pick-up times will be released after Spring Break.

Get your Ticket Package NOW at the Lowest Early Bird Rate!

  • Show DVD

  • Recital T-Shirt (students spend the last week of class signing T-Shirts like a yearbook!)

  • 2 Adult Tickets

  • $65 - BUY NOW before prices go up on May 1st