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Direct Motion FAQs

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What should I wear to class?

Wear whatever clothing you can move freely and feel comfy & confident in! The competitive dance studio I grew up in required us to wear a leotard and tights, which left me feeling super self-conscious (and was a sensory nightmare). For our recreational purposes, gym shorts, sweats, leggings, t-shirts, and tanks are now my usual go-to.

When it comes to footwear:

  • For most classes, bare feet, socks, ballet slippers, dance paws, or jazz shoes will work just fine - take your pick!

  • Tap shoes are not required for tap classes, but closed-toe, hard sole shoes are recommended for comfort and safety.

  • Athletic shoes are recommended for stretch & strengthening classes.

What if I've never danced before?

In that case, I'd be honored to be your first dance teacher. Classes at Direct Motion are all levels, and I teach multiple versions of dance skills and choreography so you can engage and enjoy class no matter how much experience you have - even if that's none at all!

Who are classes for?

Online movement classes with Direct Motion are open to all, but especially catered to fellow queer, trans, and neurodivergent creatives.


Have you always wanted to take dance classes but never had the chance? Or did you grow up in a dance studio and take a break from dancing when you came out? Somewhere in between, or something else entirely?  You're more than welcome here!

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