getting to class
Magpie Movement currently does not have our own dedicated space. Classes take place at various studios throughout the St. John’s-Metro region. Please take careful note of which location your class takes place.
prepare for class
You’re coming to the studio to dance and learn, so it’s best to wear form-fitting exercise clothing that you’re comfortable sweating in. You can show your belly, or not – that is your choice!
We dance barefoot, but you’re welcome to wear FootUndeez, half-sole turners, or ballet/jazz slippers if you’d like. Hair should be secured away from the face and neck. Coin belts and hip scarves are not required (but can be fun).
class etiquette so you can
get the most out of class
you’re already a dancer
inclusivity and accessibility
Everyone is different, but everyone can dance. If you’re moving your body to sound or music, then you’re dancing – and that makes you a dancer.
You do NOT need a certain body type, shape, size, colour. You do NOT need to already know how to dance or having training from your childhood. You do NOT need to be a certain age, gender, or orientation. There’s NO requirement to be super flexible or have full mobility.
Just as you are.
You’re already a dancer.
Attend your classes in whatever way works best for you, your schedule, our ability, and (most importantly) your comfort.
Inclusion funds are available to anyone who identifies as part of a group which is underrepresented in the dance and movement industry including BIPOC and LGBTQ+ as we strive to increase the visibility of all those who may otherwise be marginalized in our community.
These funds are also used to give a financial lift to students and seniors, to the unemployed and underemployed, and to those needing a little boost to help with tuition costs.
Dancers can access the Inclusion Fund by using coupon code HEY25 at checkout for any class tuition (not applicable for pop up tuition, merchandise, or costuming).
All classes with Magpie Movement are adjusted and adapted for the learning objectives of the dancers in class. Teachers are knowledgeable in adjustments and body mapping, so all movement prompts are available to all dancers in a variety of ways.
While studio space and physical accessibility continues to be a challenge in St. John’s, we make our best effort to work with studios that have accessibility at top of mind. We take into consideration entrances, ramps, electronic door openers, spacious washroom, wider door frames, etc. We sadly can’t guarantee that your preferred class is in a completely accessible studio space, at least until we have a space to call our very own. Please chat with us about your concerns or questions.