getting to class

studio directions

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.

Lynn Panting Dance is located at 30 Harvey Road, St. John’s NL, next to The Benevolent Irish Society, near The Paramount Building and The Rooms. You’ll find The Nook & Cannery within a 2 minute walk from the studio.

There is ample on-street parking on Harvey Road, as well as lot parking at Tim Horton’s and The Basilica of St. John the Baptist church nearby.

Metrobus routes #2 and #10 pass in front of the studio for public transit.

Ring the door buzzer to the right-hand-side of the door and wait to be admitted. Please remove outdoor shoes in the 1st floor lobby, and proceed upstairs to the waiting room where you can sanitize your hands. Please note that class takes place up one flight of stairs.

You can place your coat and belongings in the cubby-room down the hall and to the left, and proceed to your class’s designated studio.

The Dance Centre is located in Coaker’s Meadow Plaza at 286 Torbay Road, St. John’s NL, near Jungle Jim’s, Torbay Road Animal Hospital, Boom IT, and A&W.

There is ample lot parking in front of the studio, as well as the Coleman’s parking lot nearby.

Metrobus routes #3, #14 and #23 pass in front of the plaza for public transit.

You can enter through the main door, and remove outdoor shoes in the lobby, and place your coat on the hooks, and belongings in the cubbies lining the wall. Please sanitize your hands and proceed to your class’s designated studio. There are no stairs and this is a fully accessible studio.

how to

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!


  • sports bra, crop top, tank, tee, or leotard

  • leggings, fitted shorts, or dance tights

  • light layers that can be removed after warmup


  • water bottle and light snack

  • notebook and pen

  • finger cymbals and veil (if required for your class)

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


  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before class to settle your mind, prepare yourself, and meet your fellow dancers.

  • Warm up and do some light stretching.

  • Drink water and have a light snack (avoid heavy meals immediately before class).


  • Be kind to yourself and meet yourself where you are at mentally and physically each day.

  • Be your own advocate for your wellbeing. Speak up if you need modifications.

  • Be an engaged learner. Do ask questions but keeping chatting to a minimum.

  • Apply corrections and feedback given by your teacher.

  • Be considerate and encouraging to your classmates.

  • If you must leave class, please wait for a natural break.


  • Cool down and do some deep stretching.

  • Drink lots of water.

  • Visit your class page for each week reading, listening, and watching material.

  • Review your movements, drills, and choreography from class. Even 5 minutes is better than no minutes.

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.

  • In-Person
  • Virtual (live online via Zoom)
  • Recordings


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.