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Academy of Movement 

Dance Department

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The Academy of Movement (AOM) is a dance program unlike any other in Berks County.  The combination of dance programs will provide opportunities to dance students of all ages and levels of experience from toddlers to adults.  Every genre of dance is represented. Students can opt to take one day masterclasses, camps, and workshops to semester long classes that will culminate with a recital.

Jennifer Caputo, department head of the Academy of Movement of the Yocum Institute, has been leading dance and teaching choreography for the past 20 years. She is a graduate of West Chester University with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Dance.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Alvernia University and is a full-time teacher in the Wilson School District teaching Health, Physical Education, and Dance for 20+ years. 

Class Options

Classes offered for all ages and all levels in:
Tumbling
Ballet
Jazz
Tap
Hip Hop
Lyrical
Musical Theater


Reminder: No street shoes in dance studios.

Payment Options
Families can opt to pay by the semester or make monthly payments.

Academy of Movement Financial Responsibility Policy

The Dance Department relies heavily on email as a form of communication with families. In order to receive all department information and updates as well as all registration and billing information please be sure to do the following:

  1. When you create an account with us it will ask you if you want to stay opted in to our eblasts. PLEASE BE SURE TO REMAIN OPTED IN. Our “eblasts” are much more than marketing emails. These emails are developed specifically for dance families and include vital and specific information for registration, enrollment, billing, recital and costume information, scheduling and much more!

  2. Be sure to add us to your safe senders list.

  3. Please read all emails carefully. It is important that families stay informed as a lot happens throughout a semester including information about apparel, sizing, photo weeks, the recital and more.

Shoe Orders

Staff will be available to jump into all classes for SHOE SIZING week 1.  We will size all students that enter with an order form, place the order for you, and have the shoes waiting for pick up the following week!  All shoes and apparel purchases will be charged to the account on file.

Dance Department Fundraising Opportunities

Thank you for your support!

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