Dear Friends of Moving Light Dance,

Class registration for the Fall 2022 session is open!

We look forward to sharing the JOY of being embodied through practice, effort and heart! We are excited to announce our fall offerings including dance for young children, Ballet Technique & Pointe, Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, Improvisation & Composition, Yoga, daytime home-school classes and a NEW Company Class Series!

Classes begin August 29th.

Please register by August 21st to guarantee placement.

Registration will be done online....Online Registration

with forms and payments mailed to: Moving Light Dance 184 River Street Montpelier,Vt 05602...Registration Form

Green Mountain Nutcracker Information coming soon!

Thank you for making dance a part of your family's and children's experiences!

With gratitude,

Christine Harris, Director 

Move from the light within, shine bright!

Ballet Technique

Ballet levels are restructured this year for more focus on foundational development. New Leotard Colors for Level 1 & 4! Please contact Christine regarding Ballet class placement.

Level 1 Beginners

Ages 8-10

Tuesdays 4-5pm w/Bridget Wheeler

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am w/Christine Harris

Level 2 Intermediate Beginners

Ages 11 & up

Saturdays 11:30 - 1pm w/Christine Harris

Level 2 Intermediate w/pre-pointe

Ages 11 & up        2 classes per week

Mondays 4-5:30pm pre-pointe 5:30-6pm

w/Brandy Perez

Tuesdays 12-1:30pm pre-pointe 1:30-2pm w/Christine Harris

Saturdays 11:30-1pm pre- pointe 1-1:30pm

w/ Christine Harris

All students attending Pointe class must attend 3 technique classes per week at Moving Light (3rd class may be Modern or Contemporary).

Level 2/3 Intermediate w/pointe

Ages 11 & up         3 classes per week

Mondays 4-5:30pm beginner pointe 5:30-6pm w/Brandy Perez

Tuesdays12-1:30pm beginner pointe1:30-2pm

w/Christine Harris

Saturdays 12-1:30pm beginner pointe 1:30-2pm

w/Christine Harris

Level 3 Advanced Intermediate w/pointe

(3 classes per week w/pointe)

Mondays 4 -5:30pm pointe 5:30 – 6pm

w/ Brandy Perez

Fridays 4 -5:30pm pointe/variations 5:30 – 6:30pm

w/ Christine Harris

(3rd Ballet class option Saturdays 11:30-1:30pm)

Level 4 Advanced w/pointe

(3 to 4 classes per week)

Mondays 6 – 7:30pm Pointe 7:30 – 8pm w/ Brandy Perez

Thursdays 4:30 – 6pm Pointe 6-6:30pm w/Christine Harris

(3rd Ballet class option Fridays 4 – 5:30pm & 5:30-6:30pm/ highly reccomended)

Dance for Young Children w/ Christine Harris

Moving Tales - Creative Dance

Ages 3 –5

Saturday 9-9:30am

Open up favorite storybooks and leap into an adventure! Children are inspired to explore movement through stories, poetry, illustrations and music. Classes begin with a Yoga inspired warm up.

Fantasy Ballet – Pre-Ballet

Ages 5 – 7

Thursdays 4-4:45pm

Saturdays 9:30-10:15am 

Discover the magical world of ballet! Princes and Princesses, fairies and woodland animals spring, skip, soar, fly and leap. Children are introduced to ballet vocabulary, steps and class progression through imagery, stories and the great ballets

Contemporary Ballet & Contemporary

w/Bridget Wheeler

Contemporary Ballet

This class provides dancers with the opportunity to strengthen their ballet technique while also moving in ways outside the traditional ballet structure. We will expand upon a strong ballet foundation to include greater freedom and fluidity in the upper body, lyricism and self-expression, and contemporary floor work.

Intermediate/Advanced    Ages 11 & up

Tuesdays 5-6:30pm


With an emphasis on developing strength and musicality, this class pushes dancers to move expansively and allow their inner light to shine! 

Our warm up will help build stability, awareness, and control. Once that foundation has been established, we will travel across the floor with combinations that encourage dancers to utilize the momentum of the body. We will workshop to build confidence with turns, floor work, and inversions that we wouldn't find in a ballet class! A longer choreographed piece will encourage students to channel their inner performer, respond to the dynamics of music, and be bold.

Beginners Ages 8-10

Wednesdays 4-5pm


Ages 11 & up

Wednesdays 5-6:30pm


Teens & Adult

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8pm

Improvisation & Composition w/ Bridget Wheeler

We will explore movement with guided Improvisations with the goal of clearing the slate to allow for authentic expression and discovering one's own movement style. Dancers will create an intention for a Composition and will work in class and independently. Work will be shared in class as part of the process. We will work together giving feedback about what we see and support one another through each individual process. Final works will be presented in a formal performance in the spring, place & time TBA. Dancers will also learn Repertory from the Green Mountain Nutcracker during the Fall Session.

Ages 11 & up

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm w/ Bridget Wheeler

Daytime Home-School Classes w/ Christine Harris

Fantasy Ballet & Modern Dance

Discover the magical world of classical ballet & modern dance. Princes and Princesses, fairies and woodland animals crawl, roll, spring, skip, soar, fly and leap. An introduction to ballet & modern vocabulary, steps and class progression through imagery, stories and the great ballets. Imagery and improvisation guide dancers to connect mind, body and spirit as they explore. Time for creative expression within the formal structure of a ballet and modern class allows dancers to be in their bodies. 

Tuesdays 10:15-11am     Ages 4-7   

Ballet Technique

Level 1 Beginners

Ages 8-10

Tuesdays 11-12pm

Level 2/3 Intermediate

Ages 11 & up        3 classes per week

Tuesdays12-1:30pm pre-pointe/beginner pointe1:30-2pm

w/Christine Harris


We explore the classic structure of Martha Graham Technique class which builds from the floor up. Discovering how contraction and release, spiral, and tilt move the body through soace. Center work and traveling exercises are based upon the floor work principals to travel through space with a grounded, connected, and earthy quality. Graham's dramatic movement style creates a powerful, dynamic physical experience.

Thursdays 1-2pm    Ages 8-12

Company Class Series

The Company Class series gives dancers the opportunity to experience many movement methods and styles taught by guest artists and teachers as well as teachers from Moving Light Dance Company. This series will include yoga for dancers, conditioning, Jazz, Hip Hop & break dance intro, Belly dance, Graham, Cunningham & Horton modern techniques, self defense classes and repertory for Nutcracker.

Some of the September Schedule below!

Senior Company Teens & Adults

Thursdays 6:45-8pm

Senior/Junior Company 11 & up

Fridays 6:30-7:30pm

Sept 1, 2 Yoga for Dancers w/Christine Harris

Sept 8,15 TBA

Sept 9,16 TBA

Sept 21, 22, 29,30 Jazz w/Brandy Perez

Yoga w/Christine Harris

Iyengar Inspire

A practice for coming home to your spine, opening the lines of energy and quieting the mind. A rigorous physical meditation for mind, body and spirit. All levels welcome. Drop ins welcome $16

Thursdays 12-1pm

Session Dates (14 weeks)

August 29th - December 10th

No classes Oct 31st & Nov 22nd -26th

Tuition Payment & Policies

Registration & tuition is due to secure a place in a class. Pay in full by September 4th.

Make payments to Moving Light Dance. Please contact Christine to make other payment arrangements.

Payments received after September 4th will include a service fee of $20. Payments are required for participation in classes.

Refunds: There are no refunds. Tuition may be applied to future classes with a written medical excuse from a doctor.

Class Length  Tuition (14 Weeks)

45 minutes        $196

1 hour               $224

1hour 15min     $280

1 hour 30min    $336

30 min               $112

Drop in for Company Class Series Classes $22