Children’s Program

MAGMA Philosophy

Dance is an artistic expression that has been meaningful to young and old across cultures and throughout human history- from sacred rituals, to folk dances, to the professional stage.  Introducing young people to this rich world of dance, and the rewarding practice of developing one’s body and mind through a physical discipline, is one of our most important and beloved jobs here at MAGMA. ….Read More



Tuition information

CALENDAR 2021/22


Class descriptions

Creative Movement 
Creative movement is a playful introduction to the joys of dancing, with a focus on dance steps and patterns, relationship to music, and storytelling through movement.

Pre-Ballet is specially designed for ages 4-5 as a stepping stone to the formal dance technique classes that follow in the MAGMA program. The class introduces basic classical ballet technique and class structure, together with fun movement games and improvisations. A great introduction to dance study for the young student.

Ballet (levels I-IV)
Ballet at MAGMA offers classical ballet technique taught methodically and safely to give the young dancer a solid foundation in their bodies, and a disciplined, thoughtful environment to develop in. Classes focus on development of strength, flexibility, body awareness, and artistry.

Ballet I/Creative Movement
A beginner level class exploring formal dance training in Ballet, paired with fun, creative movement activities.  Ages 5-7

Ballet II/Contemporary
This class combines a ballet barre warm up with a center that explores contemporary modern movement vocabulary and phrase work. Ages 7-10

Ballet III/Contemporary
This class combines a ballet barre warm up with a center that explores contemporary modern movement vocabulary and phrase work. Ages 10+

Contemporary II
An elementary Horton Based contemporary class for the young dancer. Ages 6-9

Contemporary + Improv
A contemporary modern dance technique class enriched by improvisation exercises to encourage and develop the individual creative voice of each  student. Ages 10+

Kids’ Capoeira
We are offering a Level I class for ages 5-9, and a Level II class for children with at least one year of Capoeira experience, ages 6-11. See class description below,

This Afro-Brazilian art form combines elements of dance, martial arts, music, and acrobatics into a fluid, no contact game between two players. Training Capoeira develops stamina, strength, flexibility, and self-awareness. Classes led by  Ramon Alves, affiliated with the Boston-based group Mandingueiros dos Palmares,  Mestre Chuvisco. Ages 12+ can join the Adult class.


Teens 15 and older are welcome to take classes in the Adult program. 

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: In event of inclement weather, MAGMA follows Gloucester public school cancellations and/or Gloucester snow emergency with regards to class cancellations.  Communications with families will be made as soon as possible when we cancel a class.