Frequently asked questions

What does my child need to wear for class?

We ask that parents follow our dress code when shopping for their child's dance attire. The dress code helps uniform the class. It also mentally prepares students for dance, when they put on their uniform they know they are ready to dance!

Our school uniform list is below (and may be purchased at our online store ( If you would like to try on a sample size before ordering, we can schedule a fitting time!):

Creative Division (Twirl with Me, Tiny Tutus, and Tiny Tutus Combo, Magical Morning): pink leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes. Combo classes also need black tap shoes

Primary Ballet: purple leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes

Elementary Ballet: light blue leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes

Ballet I/II: black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes

Musical Theatre: black leotard, tan tights, black jazz pants, black slip on jazz shoes

Jazz: black leotard, tan tights, black jazz pants, black slip on jazz shoes

Boys: White t-shirt (no markings of any kind), black jazz pants, black ballet shoes (ballet classes), black slip on jazz shoes (musical theatre or jazz classes)

Will there be a recital?

Arts in Motion does not hold a traditional end-of-year recital. Instead, we offer optional, unique performance opportunities for you dancer to participate in throughout the year! We offer a Family and Friends Day during the session. This is an opportunity for you to see a regular class in action! Feel free to make this a special day for your dancer! We encourage parents to invite grandparents, bring flowers, take pictures, etc! However, we ask that you be mindful of the class. Working with children at such a young age, you never know how they will respond! So follow the teacher's lead, go with the flow of the class, and enjoy! Musical Theatre: Parents are invited to come see the last 15 minutes of their child's class for a mini-performance of the piece(s) we have been working on! Mini-Performance dates will be announced ahead of time.

Where will my class be held?

Arts in Motion is proud to announce our very own studio location opening September 2020! Conveniently located at 401 E Kennedy Street A2 in Downtown Spartanburg! The studio is located within walking distance of the Rail Trail, the YMCA, and numerous local restaurants, all for you to enjoy while your child is in class! If you are interested in bringing Arts in Motion to your preschool, email us at!

Will I be able to watch my child's class?

Our studio does not have a waiting area, as it is ALL dance floor! We have large windows that allow you to see into the space to peak on your child's class from time to time! We just ask that you be mindful of the class dynamic and try not to distract the children.


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Other Policies

Registration Fee

Once a year, families will pay a non-refundable fee upon registering for classes. This fee will ensure your spot in your selected class(es) for the upcoming season. 2020 Registration Fee: $65 per family $10 per additional child Registration Fee will include an AIM tshirt for your child!


Studio Classes: 30 min class $65/month 45 min class $67/month 60 min class $70/month All on-site preschool classes (classes held inside a preschool or daycare institution) will have varying rates. Please call for these rates.

Inclement Weather Cancellations

We follow Spartanburg District 7 school cancellations. No credit will be given for inclement weather days.

Class Make-Ups

Students may make up a missed class in another age-appropriate class pending space availability. A reservation must be made in order to take a make-up class. Reservations will only be accepted one day prior to the intended make-up day. Arts in Motion reserves the right to limit the number of students taking a make-up opportunity in any given class for some age groups. (Please note that while we are growing, make-up options may be limited.)

Cancellation of Classes

Arts in Motion reserves the right to cancel any class at any time. When possible, a make-up date will be offered. If a class is cancelled permanently, an alternative class time will be made available. In the event a student is unable to attend the new class time, a credit will be applied to the student’s account, or a refund may be approved.

Withdrawal from Classes

Should a student wish to withdraw from a class for any reason, a written notice must be submitted. The following refunds and cancellation fees apply for each registered student per term. If a student is withdrawn seven days prior to the start of the term, any tuition paid will be refunded, minus a $45 cancellation fee. For students withdrawing midseason: monthly tuition will not be refunded for classes already paid for, attended or not. For students who have paid for the season in full: the remaining balance minus any classes that have occurred, attended or not, will be refunded, minus a $45 cancellation fee. Parents may also hold the remaining balance as a store credit, with a $20 cancellation fee.