The Movement Lifestyle Studio in North Hollywood, CA, is designed to nurture a sense of community and to provide dancers with quality training in a smaller, more intimate studio environment—with instructors many of whom also teach at L.A.'s top dance industry studios.
The Movement Lifestyle Studio began offering regularly scheduled drop-in hip-hop classes on July 7, 2011. Just a year later, Movement Lifestyle was ready to move down the street to a larger space! There's now one large studio, with a class cap of 130, and an additional small studio. The new mL Studio has good-sized restrooms for dancers' convenience, and the studio's spacious open-design lobby / office area includes a nook where haircuts are sometimes offered.
The great majority of classes at Movement Lifestyle are int/adv level. However, as of spring 2013, Kenya Clay offers a long-running beginning-level hip-hop class on Tuesdays that has a focus on grooves.
A Friday night "Roulette" class has a different teacher (a member of the mL faculty or a surprise guest instructor) each week. The Monday "mL and Friends" class offers a different instructor each month (a close friend of the mL community).
In addition, the studio offers free yoga classes.
The full class schedule is posted on Movement Lifestyle's Studio page (see sidebar). You can also find information and class schedule updates (including last-minute subs and time-slot changes) on the Movement Lifestyle Facebook Page, the Movement Lifestyle Tumblr, or the Movement Lifestyle Twitter account.
You can see videos by members of mL's artist base (Movement Lifestyle is an artist management company for choreographers), including those who teach at the studio, on the Movement Lifestyle YouTube channel.
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