the COMPANY TEAM program

Ages 5 - 18

SEASON 14

COMPANY TEAMS

2024 - 2025 Season

We would like to offer you the opportunity to audition for the Art in Motion School of Dance, Company Dance Team! Our Team of professionals are dedicated to sharing the art of dance through instruction, performance, and competition for children ages 5 and older.

Art in Motion is the competitive dance school of choice for families and their dancers because of AIM’s passion, values of positive self imagine, discipline, confidence, teamwork, child appropriate costuming & choreography and unwavering focus on the dancers.

AIM offers several team & class options from beginner to advanced to allow for dancers to grow at their own pace. Our Team truly values each of our dancers and families and we want nothing more for everyone involved to have fun and make memories they will forever hold onto. We invite you to learn more about our teams and why AIM is the number one choice for your dancer!

MEET OUR DIRECTORS

Andrea Dotson

President

Studio Director

Melanie Short

Company Director

Kendra Seiter

Operations Director

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Dancers standing next to stage waiting to perform.
Dancers celebrating with group high five

ARE YOU NEW TO ART IN MOTION COMPETITION TEAMS?

(THIS IS FOR YOU!!!)

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR INFORMATION PACKET (VIA EMAIL) ONCE IT IS COMPLETE FOR THE 2024-2025 YEAR!

We're so happy to introduce you to our Company (Competition) Team online form! As we gear up for another exciting year of dance competitions and performances, we want to ensure that you have all the information you need to join us on this AIMazing journey.

By filling out this form, you'll provide us with essential contact information, allowing us to keep you updated on all the details for the upcoming year, including general information & pricing information.

We can't wait to share the magic of dance competitions with you and help your dancer shine on stage. Simply fill out the form below, and let's make this upcoming year one to remember!

I agree to terms & conditions provided by the company. By providing my phone number, I agree to receive text messages from the business.

COMPANY INFORMATION

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CHOREOGRAPHY CLASSES

Our Company Teams consist of up to six possible competitive teams in the genres of Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. These 30 min classes serve as your choreography class (learning routines) in which dancers & families can choose how many dances they would like their dancer to participate in based on financial and scheduling purposes.

BALLET CLASSES

In addition to your dancers choreography class(es), dancers are required to take a 60 min ballet class each week. This helps your dancer grow their technique for their choreography classes.

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ACRO & TECHNIQUE CLASSES

Dancers also have the opportunity to add on additional acro & technique classes throughout the season to strengthen different areas of dance.

Touring Teams are required to take additional technique classes.

SCHEDULE

Yearly: Our season runs from July 5th, 2024 - May 18th, 2025. (All Touring Teams will have additional rehearsals in the month of June before Nationals.)

Weekly: Company Teams will usually be no more than two nights a week, unless you choose to do any add-on classes on another day. Touring Teams will be 3+ days a week. We try our best to accommodate dancers who are only in one class to have their Ballet Class and Competitive Routine class on the same evening. Mandatory Team Camp: Mon-Thurs during 1 week in the month of June.

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REGIONAL TEAMS

We have three regional competitions, for our Regional Teams. Two are local (Areas of Dayton and Cincinnati typically) and one is within a three hour drive. (Columbus, Louisville & Indianapolis) Our competitions are in February, March and April.

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NATIONAL TEAMS

In addition to the regional competitions, listed above, this team also competes at a National Level Competition. This requires more time commitment for classes, as there are requirements. This requires travel outside of regional areas. Touring Teams are not available for dancers who are new to the competition side of dance, but will be available the following year if that is of interest to you.

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SOLO / DUET / TRIO

In order to participate in a solo/duet/trio you must have competed for a minimum of 2 years with Art in Motion as a new dancer. You must compete in a minimum of 2 group dances. These requests to do a solo/duet/trio are also at the discretion of myself, with opinions from my coaches/staff. Some dancers may not be ready to compete in a solo/duet/trio or an instructor's schedule will not allow the extra classes to be added on.

FUNDRAISING

Art in Motion Company Dancers will have opportunity to join our AIM Boosters club to participate in fundraisers throughout the year to offset their competition & travel expenses. Our AIM Boosters raised almost $14,000 and counting in 2023-2024 for those who participated. Some examples of past fundraisers have been selling tickets for gift card boards, quarter auction, recital boutique, candy bouquets, cookie dough and more.

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AUDITIONS

We are so excited to welcome you to audition for our Company Dance Teams!

Please follow the instructions below to insure your dancer is prepared for their big day!

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We are so excited to welcome you to audition for our Company Dance Teams! Please follow the instructions below to insure your dancer is prepared for their big day!

1.) Fill out Audition Registration form

2.) Send your $15 fee per dancer to Venmo or PayPal (Contact us if you need this info).

3.) Practice your skills & choreography at home prior to auditions. Dancers to do not need to prepare anything of their own. The only things tested will be the list of skills and choreography from the studio.

This is new this year and will be released soon!

4.) Wear form fitting athletic clothing and secure hair out of the face

5.) Bring all dance shoes

6.) Bring a water bottle

7.) Arrive to Auditions 30 minutes before your dancers scheduled time to check in and pick up their audition number.

8.) Enjoy the process and HAVE FUN!!

Fairfield Township Audition Dates & Times

Ages 5-7: Monday, May 20th @ 5:30 - 7:00pm

Ages 8-9: Tuesday, May 21st @ 5:30 - 7:00pm

Ages 10-11: Tuesday, May 21st @ 7:30-9:00pm

Regional Ages 12+: Wednesday, May 22nd @ 5:30 - 7:00pm

Touring Ages 10+: Wednesday, May 22nd @ 7:30-9:00pm

Miamisburg Audition Dates & Times

Ages 5-7: Thursday, May 23rd @ 5:30 - 6:30pm

Ages 8-11: Thursday, May 23rd @ 6:30 - 7:30pm

Ages 12+: Thursday, May 23rd @ 7:30 - 8:30pm

NEW PARENT INFORMATION MEETING

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FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP

Saturday, April 20th at 10:00am at our Fairfield Township Location

MIAMISBURG

Sunday, April 21st at 10:00am at our Miamisburg Location

VIRTUAL

Friday, May 10th at 7:00pm

COMPANY TEAMS

Ensemble Team

New this year, our “Ensemble” Team is a great way to transition into Competitive Dance.

This team will allow dancers to compete at a competition along with other non-competitive performance opportunities. 

  • Level 1 Dancer

  • Ages 10+

  • Dance for 1.5 hours a week

  • Compete on (1) Team

  • Compete at (1) Competition

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Mini Team

  • Level 1 Dancer

  • Ages 5 to 7

  • Dance for 1.5 to 3 hours a week

  • Compete on up to (4) Teams

  • Compete at (3) Competitions

Petite Team

  • Level 1 Dancer

  • Ages 7 to 9

  • Dance for 1.5 to 3 hours a week

  • Compete on up to (4) Teams

  • Compete at (3) Competitions

Junior Team

  • Level 1 Dancer

  • Ages 9 to 12

  • Dance for 1.5 to 3 hours a week

  • Compete on up to (4) Teams

  • Compete at (3) Competitions

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Junior Elite Team

  • Level 2 Dancer

  • Ages 9 to 12

  • Dance for 1.5 to 3 hours a week

  • Compete on up to (4) Teams

  • Compete at (3) Competitions

Elite Team

  • Level 2 Dancer

  • Ages 12+

  • Dance for 1.5 to 3 hours a week

  • Compete on up to (4) Teams

  • Compete at (3) Competitions

Eleven to Thirteen year old Dancers in dance studio ready for auditions

Touring Team

Touring Teams are not available for dancers who are new to the competition side of dance, but will be available the following year if that is of interest to you. In addition to the (3) regional competitions, this team competes at an additional regional competition and National Level Competition.

This team requires additional technique classes and travel outside of regional areas.

  • Level 3 Dancer

  • Ages 10+

  • Dance for 4.5 to 6 hours a week

  • Compete on up to (4) Teams

  • Compete at (4) Regional Competitions

  • Compete at (1) National Competitions

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Hear from some of our Company Parents....

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"I just love this studio! The family dynamic, the support and encouragement from other dancers and parents, the love from her coaches. Its all so amazing! Soooo proud!!!"

-Tracy

"I love seeing my daughter smile while on stage because I know she is doing what she loves, but my favorite is definitely her smile walking back after her performance because she is so proud of how she did and confident with how well she did, without even knowing what a judge thought of it. The AIM staff has done a great job in teaching her that it doesn't matter how they place, it's about how she felt she did, if she had a great time doing it, and if she did her best."

-Kiersten

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Dancer and Coach in green with award

"What a day!! This was our first experience at #thatsentertainment competitions, so I might have some of the scoring off but Art in Motion had a great day and the dancers all did so AIMazing! (Also, side note, our studio received a sportsmanship award, which makes me happier than the huge amount of awards we got all day.)"

-Denise

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"When I say we are at the BEST dance studio, I mean it. Between the coaches & families.. we had the best first experience at competition."

-Brooke

Dancer and Coach with aware

"Carly has grown so much in her technique but even more in her compassion and care to help others because of the opportunities AIM has provided to her. She has gained lasting friendships, especially with Peyton, that we even share a family friendship with outside of Dance. I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. What you do matters. And we are soooo grateful!"

-Lauren

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"My girls crushed it yesterday and walked away with numerous awards, but the best part is that they ended better than they started! They make themselves stronger and their attitudes become better with each performance! They love their teammates, and not just their senior touring team but their whole AIM FAMILY Art in Motion School of Dance I couldn’t even begin to tag everyone that had a part in their success yesterday but know that we love all of the coaches, staff and families that make up our AIMazing studio!"

-Catrina

"WOW!! ID competition was a blast!! Sooooo very proud of Amiyah and the rest of our dance family! I was reminded once again how AIM- azing our dance studio is! A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR DANCE INSTRUCTORS FOR BELIEVING IN MY GIRL AND LOVING HER AS IF SHE IS YOUR OWN The way the entire studio cheers and encourages each other is so heartwarming to watch and experience!"

-Meghann

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What Our Families Are Saying

We’ve been with AIM since the beginning. The coaches, staff, and dance family have seen our family through the best of times and also in the worst of times. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that my children would not be who they are today without AIM. Can’t wait to get Pres in a rec class!! Andrea has worked countless hours alone side her staff to create the perfect environment to learn and grow and thrive for all children. What’s being offered here is so much more than just dance education. It’s life lessons. It’s discipline. It’s growing relationships. Communication. Family. 9 years have flown by! Looking forward to 9 more!

Andrea G.

Art in Motion is fantastic! The teachers are so kind, patient, and talented! The teachers, staff, and programs have exceeded my expectations! ❤️

Kristie R.

This studio is sooo spectacular and I've been grateful each and every day of the last 5 years that lanie has been dancing there. Not only for her but me as well. I have formed some wonderful bonds with the dance mama's and staff workers there who have helped me along my way especially when we joined the company team. Kendra Seiter you do so much for this studio and our families. You've held my hand, reassured me, kept a watchful eye on my child and answered more questions than I can count! I know you take care of us all and I thank you so so much! I can't wait to celebrate year 10 at Disney with the best studio EVER!!!!"

Tracy M.

Contact Us

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP

Bridgewater Falls Shopping Center

3425 Princeton Rd Suite 115

Fairfield Twp, OH 45011

Monday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday: 5:00 PM - 7:10 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

MIAMISBURG

The Exchange

9468 N. Springboro Pike Rd

Miamisburg, OH 45342

Monday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 4:55 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 8:15PM

Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

About

Art in Motion School of Dance instructs students between from age 18 months through adult in various forms of dance and movement. We have both
recreational and competition classes depending on your needs. We offer many classes such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Creative Movement, Acro and more.

Email: info@aim-schoolofdance.com

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP LOCATION

Address:

Bridgewater Falls Shopping Center

3425 Princeton Rd Suite 115

Fairfield Twp, OH 45011

Phone:
513-845-3300

MIAMISBURG LOCATION

Address:

The Exchange

9468 N. Springboro Pike

Miamisburg, OH 45342

Phone:
937-821-6444

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