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MOTUS Schedule

M - Movement
O - Outreach


latin for movement


MOTUS Dance Company:
2022-2023 School Year Schedule

October---10/15 First Session of the school year! Session will run from 2pm-4pm

We will assess the session duration after this first meeting; if needed, we may extend sessions to be 2:00-4:30 (if we are close to a performance day or if we are having a special event that coincides with a MOTUS session, this may be deemed necessary).




December--- 12/3

Performance-show day/time TBD


January--- 1/21 (2pm-4pm)


February--- 2/11


March--- No MOTUS Session in March


April--- 4/22 2pm - 3:30pm


May--- 5/6 2pm - 3:30pm


June--- No MOTUS Session in June


**Sessions will be led by Ms. Liz via Zoom…we’ll be relying on our awesome student leadership (MOTUS officers) to help facilitate the work in our sessions and maintain our standards of collaboration, cooperation, and creativity. A Zoom link will be sent to the Cottage Dance Academy email ahead of time.

Requirements to join:

*Be enrolled in at least one class at our studio

*Age 8-17 (Age 8 by the date of our first MOTUS session of the current school year)

*Desire to learn new skills in dance technique as well as to contribute to our creative process through collaboration with other members of the company

*Commitment to attending our Saturday company technique and choreography sessions as well as commitment to participating in our outreach performances  and in sharing dance with the community

Financial Commitment:  Fee of $30 per month, which covers:

*MOTUS t-shirt/costuming needs

*The technique portion of our Saturday sessions; the dancers who participate in our company will also be experiencing  the benefit of learning fundamentals of structured improvisation and choreographic principles.

*Fees for use of performance spaces, participation in community events and/or travel costs to various venues


**If a dancer is paying the “Unlimited” tuition rate at the studio, MOTUS fees are bundled into that monthly payment


Time Commitment:

One Saturday afternoon technique/choreography sessions per month.  Beyond that, dancers will attend their regular classes at the studio, and we will schedule outings to perform and share our work throughout the community. Consistent attendance helps our dancers to bond as a company as well as to progress in their technique and performance quality. We will be creating work for performance and sharing at each of our MOTUS sessions; this process requires commitment and dedication. We encourage dancers in the company to continue their other activities, and hope that participation in MOTUS will be an enhancement to each dancer’s education and life experience.


Community Service:

A large part of our company mission is to benefit our surrounding community through sharing the art of dance-we hope to reach populations of people who may not get to experience a dance performance otherwise. With this in mind, dancers who participate in MOTUS can get community service hours for Scouts, Honor Society or other service-related organizations in which they participate. Along with performing for people in the community, our company will also share the learning process and invite audience participation, truly reaching out and becoming arts ambassadors.

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