The Motion Pacific Youth & Teen Program provides students of all ages the opportunity to experience dance in a context that values the individual and the creative process. We are dedicated to high-quality technical 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 a positive body image. Motion Pacific is a nurturing, exciting and dynamic setting for students who seek either sheer enjoyment or a career in dance.
Fall: September – December
Spring: January – May (No Class Spring Break and Memorial Day May 27th)
There are no refunds. Please select classes carefully. If a student becomes ill or injured and needs to withdraw from classes, a doctor’s letter must be submitted to the front desk, informing us that a student will not be continuing with classes.
Academic Year-Long Program
Students ages 2-7 register based on age and interest, and are welcome to change classes for the Spring Session. Students must register for the full 14-week Fall Session, full 20-week Spring Session, or full 34-week year-long program.
Classes (for students ages 8+) are structured to develop over the course of the school year, which includes both the Fall and Spring Sessions. Students stay in the same class and level for both Fall and Spring Sessions. Students must be 8 years old before January of the year-long session in which they are enrolling. Students must enroll for the entire 34-week year-long program.
For both semester-long and year-long classes, we offer a 9-month installment plan. All payment plans require a current credit card be kept on file with Motion Pacific. Accounts will be charged on the 15th of the month, September-May. Students choosing to pay in full at time of enrollment, will be offered a 5% discount.
A withdrawal form and doctor’s letter must be submitted to Motion Pacific informing us that a student will not be continuing with classes. If tuition has been paid in full for the year, a credit for the remaining tuition will be put on account at Motion Pacific. If you have enrolled in any payment plan, then we will remove you from the plan but will charge any additional anticipated service fees. Withdrawal will apply at the point the withdrawal from is received.
A $30 registration fee will be charged for each student who enrolls in our youth class program.
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 (831) 457-1616. Excessive absences does affect the student’s level placement for the following year and participation in the end-of-year recital.
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 recommend that you do not enroll your child in ballet or contemporary classes until they have attended a class for assessment first.
During class, studios are closed to observers. However, there are schedule Parent Observation Days. These days provide an opportunity for parents to experience their child’s dance class, firsthand. Class observation are scheduled at the beginning of the session and announced throughout the session.
Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in informal performances. They must arrive promptly for class, wear proper attire and be respectful and attentive during class.
Policy of Inclusion
Motion Pacific instill 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.
Ages 2-7 yrs: Form-fitting clothing and bare feet. No jeans or tutus. Hair must be worn out of the face. Preballet requires ballet slippers. Tap Classes requires tap shoes, Hip Hop requires sneakers.
Contemporary: Form-fitting clothing that shows the body—black leggings or tights with a solid color leotard or long tank top. Classes are taken barefoot. Hair must be worn out of the face.
Ballet level 1-3:
Long hair must be securely up in a bun. Students that arrive at class time without hair up properly will be warned the first time and asked to sit out the next. Pink convertible tights and ballet slippers with solid color leotard is required.
White or black t-shirt, black or white ballet slippers, black or gray tights, shorts or tight leggings.
All other classes: Form-fitting clothing. No skirts, jeans or baggy clothing. Athletic shoes for Hip Hop. Tap shoes for Tap classes.
At the beginning of the Fall and Spring sessions students may take a trial class for a $15 fee. If the student enrolls, the cost of the class (not the full fee) will be subtracted from the full tuition. Trial classes are subject to availability.
A discount of 5% will be given for each additional child.
Scholarships are available for Youth/Teen students. Scholarships are awarded based on commitment, potential and financial need.
The deadline to apply for scholarship for each session is as follows:
Fall– September 15th
Winter/Spring– January 15th
Summer– June 15th
Please click here and fill out this form to apply!
Each year in June, Motion Pacific presents it’s Spring recital. All students enrolled in classes are invited to participate. Enrollment in classes is not a guarantee of participation. Students missing more than four classes Spring semester, with the exception of injury or illness, will not be invited to participate in the recital.
This years Spring Recital will be held on Saturday, May 18th at the Civic Auditorium.
This year we are trying something a little different. Instead of each of your family and friends buying a ticket to the recital, each family will pay an increased tuition, based on a sliding scale between $25-$100 that will serve as a participation fee for dancers. The benefit of this is it will also allow all of your family and friends access to the recital without additional expense.
You will be prompted to pay this fee upon enrollment.
How to Register
Review our schedule of classes including class prices. See Class Descriptions
Review our Policies and Procedures above — Be sure to make note of this page for your record. Many questions throughout the year can be answered by reviewing our policies
Little & Young Movers (3-8 yrs) may register online at the link provided here.
Registration may be completed THREE ways:
1.) In-Person- We highly advise scheduling a time to come in and register. Contact Abra
2.) By phone- (831) 457-1616 (Please do not hesitate to leave a message. A staff person will get back to you within 24 hours.)
3.) Or by email. Contact Abra
All Adult Classes
Adult Drop In Class: $16
Ten Pass Offer for New ADULT Students Only $70 for 10 classes, good for 60 days.
This pass is offered as an incentive for new students to try a variety of classes. Limited to new students who have had no previous passes with Motion Pacific. This offer is also limited to one pass per person, please.
Cabrillo College and UCSC Student Discount
Current Cabrillo College and UCSC students with ID may purchase an unlimited amount of 10-class passes at the rate of $90. This pass has a 90 day expiration.
$8 student rate (for Rhythm & Motion dance workout only, ID required)
Adult Classes are offered by Drop-In or 90 day and 45 day passes.
Rates are as follows:
6 classes for 90 days = $90
10 classes for 90 days = $140
14 classes for 90 days = $182
18 classes for 90 days = $216
20 classes in 45 days = $200
30 classes in 45 days = $270
Class passes may be purchased through our online registration system.
Refunds and Class Pass Extensions
There are no refunds or credits on class passes. Please purchase your class pass carefully. Class passes will not be extended due to travel, schedule changes or any other reason with the exception of student illness or injury. Class passes may be placed on hold until student returns. Doctors note required.
All Adult Classes are geared toward beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced levels. Please consult with your instructor or a director to ensure proper placement in classes. We have your best health and educational interest in mind when considering student placement. Remember that you are the best judge of your own physical limits — please modify exercise, as you feel is appropriate.
Schedule is subject to change without notice. Instructors may vary. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. There will be no refunds or credits for missed classes or classes with sub teacher. Please arrive promptly to class to avoid missing important warm-ups. Students arriving late may not be permitted to take class.
Contemporary, Jazz, Modern- Form-fitting clothing recommended for ease of movement. i.e. leggings, fitted sweat or workout pants, tank-top, leotard or fitted T-shirt. Barefooted, Dance Paws, Socks or Jazz shoes are fine options.
Ballet- Form-fitting clothing that shows the body—black leggings or tights with a solid color leotard or long tank top preferred. Classes are taken ballet slippers. Shoes not required for first class (Socks recommended). Hair must be worn out of the face.
Hip Hop- Comfortable clothing recommended. Please no jeans. Street shoes may be worn classes. Please do not wear them off the street and into the studio as they track in water and gravel which damages the floors. Instead, carry them separately and change shoes before class. No black-soled sneakers.