Saturday Academy (Level I)

What is the Saturday Academy Program?

Students who have completed Dancing Classrooms in their schools are invited to participate in Arts in Motion’s Saturday Academy program, in which they can continue their ballroom dance education. 

Saturday Academy Level I is one hour per week on Saturday mornings, 10:00-11:00 am. Students have several performance opportunities during and immediately following the course. Dancers are asked to wear the same type of elegant clothing they wore to their school showcase. After completing two sessions of Level I, students move to Level II, Youth Ballroom.

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2020 Saturday Academy Winter Session

Sign up online here or download form to print here (large file – please be patient!)

Class information

  • Dates: January 18 – March 14 (no class on 2/1/20)
  • Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Beveridge Middle School’s Cafeteria 1616 South 120 Street 
  • Instructor:  Ms. Marty Hebert. 


Ballroom shoes

    • Provided for both ladies and gentlemen and will be fitted at the first or second class.
    • Will be provided only for those taking Saturday Academy for the first time (those who took it before should already have their shoes to wear – if this is your second time and you need new shoes let us know). 
    • If you wish to make a $30 donation to cover the cost of the shoes, please make checks payable to Arts in Motion. 


  • Please arrive by 9:45 at the latest on the first day so that you can pick up and try on your dance shoes!



Suggested Ballroom attire

  • Ladies – skirts or dresses. 
  • Gentlemen – collared shirt, tucked in, and slacks, pants, or jeans that fit well and have no holes or rips. 


Pickup/drop off procedure

  • If you are driving your student, you are welcome to stay and watch the class or you may drop your student off and  return to pick them up at the end of class at 11:00.
  • Parent or guardian must drop off and pick up their students at the door of the cafeteria. Students will not be allowed to meet their ride anywhere but at the cafeteria.
  • Park and enter from the south side of the building. There will be signs directing you to the cafeteria space


Bus transportation schedule (all times are approximate):

  • Pick up at Dundee Elementary 9:20
  • Pick up at Washington Elementary at 9:30
  • Drop off at Washington Elementary at 11:20
  • Drop off at Dundee Elementary at 11:30


Weather cancellation

  • If OPS cancels Saturday activities, Dancing Classrooms is also cancelled.
  • If you are in doubt, please go to our website at for an announcement or call number listed below.

We understand that plans change. If you are unable to attend this Saturday Academy session, please let us know. 

If you have questions you can call or text me at 402-659-6638 or email me at


Thank you!

Kim Clark-Kaczmarek

Program Director



Students Performing at Film Streams showing of Mad Hot Ballroom


The Arts In Motion Saturday Academy Program is sponsored by The Sherwood Foundation.

Students Performing at the Durham Heritage Event

A-Team (Level III) Performing at the Colors of the Rainbow Competition

Saturday Academy Performing at Heartland Family Services Gala Event

Saturday Academy Performing the Merengue at Heartland Family Services Gala Event

Saturday Academy performing the Rumba at Heartland Family Services Gala Event