Youth And Teen Classes

The Motion Pacific Youth + Teen Program provides students of all ages the opportunity to experience dance. We are dedicated to high-quality training within a non-competitive environment and offer access to many forms of dance. Our curriculum caters to each student’s strengths and is designed to encourage creative expression and positive body image. All bodies (big, small, fat, trans, fluid, BIPOC, differently-abled and/or disabled, etc.) are dancers’ bodies. Motion Pacific is a nurturing and dynamic setting for students who seek dance as recreation or as a career path.

Important Dates

2023
  • First Day of Spring Session:
    January 9th, 2023
  • No Class MLK Day:
    Jan 16th
  • No Class on President’s Day:
    February 21st
  • Spring Break:
    April 3rd - 7th
  • Dance Week:
    April 20-28th
  • All Studio Recital:

    May 21st (held at Civic Auditorium,
    Dress rehearsal May 19th)

  • Last Day of Spring Classes:
    May 26th

Pricing (Spring 2023 Session Only)

**These prices are for the entire 15 week session - not per month or week.**

There is a mandatory once-time Annual (2022/2023) registration fee of $30 (not required if you registered in Fall ‘22). No exceptions or refunds. Pay all at once or in 5 monthly installments deducted from a credit card on the 15th of each month.

  • 1 class/week — $295
  • 2 classes/week — $550
  • 3 classes/week — $811
  • 4 classes/week — $1,045
  • 5 classes/week — $1,235
  • 6 classes/week — $1,425

Payment plans and scholarships available – contact

Discounts:

10% BIPOC Family/Student Discount.
5% Sibling Discount

**If one or more of these discounts apply to you, please email and we will send you a promo code to use when you register!

Policies

REGISTRATION FEE
A $30 registration fee will be charged for each student who enrolls in our program during the school year.
TRIAL CLASSES
At the beginning of the Fall session, students may take trial classes for a $16 fee. Trial classes are available through the month of September. If the student enrolls, the cost of the trial classes will be subtracted from the full tuition. Trial classes are available for the Little Movers and Young Movers program the first month of both Fall and Spring. Trial classes are subject to availability.
PAYMENT PLAN
Motion Pacific offers payment plans for both Fall and Spring tuition. All payment plans require a current credit card be kept on file with MOTION PACIFIC. Accounts will be charged on the 15th of each month.
SCHOLARSHIPS
Motion Pacific is proud to offer full and partial scholarships for our Youth Program. Scholarships are awarded based on commitment and financial need. Students must have previously attended at least one semester with Motion Pacific or have two letters of reference from a prior studio. If you are a first-time visitor at Motion Pacific and require financial assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to .
ABSENCES
Regular attendance is the basis of artistic and technical growth; consistency is extremely important for the student, teacher and class. If you know that your child will be absent from any classes, or if your child becomes sick, please notify us as soon as possible by leaving a message at (408) 508-5125. Excessive absences will affect the student's level placement for the following year and participation in the end-of-year recital.
PLACEMENTS
Recommendations will be made to students that currently attend Motion Pacific about placement. New students will be assessed upon attendance to their first class. It is HIGHLY recommended that you do not enroll your child in ballet or contemporary classes until they have attended a class for assessment first.
CLASS OBSERVATIONS
During class, studios are closed to observers. However, there are scheduled Parent Observation Days for selective classes. These days provide an opportunity for parents to experience their child's dance class, firsthand. Class observations are scheduled at the beginning of the session and announced throughout the session.
POLICY OF INCLUSION
Motion Pacific values a culture of inclusion and friendliness in our studio classrooms from the start of the session. The Motion Pacific Youth & Teen Program has zero tolerance for bullying or exclusion of any kind—physical or emotional.

Youth Company

The Company, “MPYC”, program runs for a full academic year from August to May. Those who wish to join MPYC must have danced at Motion Pacific for one full calendar year. They must take three technique classes of their choice, in addition to enrollment in Company Class. Additional rehearsals are often scheduled around performance dates. MPYC performs throughout the year in a number of different venues, giving students an opportunity to showcase their skill and artistry. This program is curated and directed by Melissa Wiley (Artistic Director/Instructor), Molly Katzman (Queer Ambassdor/Instructor), and Collette Tabone (Executive Director/Instructor).