Moving Visions Dance offers an innovative approach to dance education for children and teens in Tribeca, NYC. Founded by Loretta Thomas, the creator of the Modern Ballet movement, Moving Visions Dance studio teaches a unique combination of classical Ballet and contemporary dance that fosters discipline, creativity, and self-acceptance.
Traditionally, ballet has been taught in a very rigid fashion, but Ms.Thomas was inspired by dance innovators like Isadora Duncan and Merce Cunningham. She knew that by combining certain aspects of contemporary dance with classical ballet, she could reach more students and spread her passion for the art.
By taking dance to a more natural, less restrictive and harsh form, students at Moving Visions Dance are able to truly flourish in body and mind. Students still learn proper technique and positioning; they simply do so in a way that’s more natural and gentle. Instead of being forced to achieve perfection or encouraged to do dangerous stretches to further their extension, students learn how their bodies work and how to dance with their specific body type. They learn how to stretch safely and explore physical boundaries gradually without risking injury.
The teachers at Moving Visions Dance believe dance at its core should be an enjoyable experience that produces well-rounded dancers who love what they do. They don’t think students should have to choose between developing technical expertise and studying dance in a nurturing environment that values individuality and expression as well as talent and drive. To enroll in Moving Visions Dance kid’s dance classes, or adult fitness studio classes, visit them online or call (212) 608-7681.