Art In Motion Dance Academy

Philadelphia, PA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Our instructors are highly trained dancers. With several years of experience and World Champion Titles, our instructors are the best of the best in the area. They specialize in Salsa, Mambo, Dominican Style Bachata, Ladies Styling, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and more.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Teaching students how to dance. It can be working with someone who's never danced before or someone brushing up on their skills. I enjoy helping people grow and reach their full potential.


Philadelphia, PA 19114

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10 Reviews
  • Michael Q. Mar 16, 2014
    Ive had the honor of training with Darlin Garcia on and off for a few years now and have also trained with many others in other styles of dance and i can honestly say nothing else compares. Not only does he offer you the best environment and technique in Philadelphia but many other well trained instructors. Whether your looking for a new hobby to pass time, build confidence, have some fun or a more the serious dancer with hopes of a career art in motion is home to all.
  • Shan F. Mar 16, 2014
    Darlin and liz are two amazing people. I started at the studio 2.5 years ago with Darlins bachata class and was hooked. He is so dedicated to his craft and his students. Liz helped me so much with styling they are an amazing team!
  • Review L. Mar 16, 2014
    Always in and out of classes here and I have to say that the talent and prices are outstanding!! By far the friendliest studio in Philadelphia along with the most entertaining :) I'm not one to rant but some of the shows they have put on are breathtaking! Art in Motion motion motion
  • Jadelyn A. Mar 15, 2014
    This is the one and only studio that I have felt at home. All the instructors are well trained. Therefore you're guarantee the proper techniques to become an excellent dancer. I live about 2 hours away from the studio and I'm in the studio 2 to three times a week. It's really worth the drive!
  • Jessica C B. Mar 15, 2014
    I had the wonderful opportunity to work for AIM for one year. I witnessed the academy go from moderately sized classes to classes that were completely booked and in high demand. I had the pleasure of working with great instructors but more importantly serving the clients who always showed so much excitement to take classes and learn at AIM. This motivated me to begin taking classes again to continue challenging myself and improve as a dancer. To be taught by World Champion Dancers at the sane time?.....that's an absolute added bonus and honor!!! 😀
  • Stephanie R. Mar 15, 2014
    Great Studio feels like home. Some of the best dance training in the city.
  • Samantha B. Mar 14, 2014
    Darlin is an amazing instructor, who truly knows how to separate the basics for a beginner from the moves of an advanced dancer. He is patient, fun, creative, and I love taking classes each week with him. There is always something new to learn and that is what dancing for me is all about. I have only taken classes since the beginning of December, but I have already learned so much technique, turn patterns, and footwork and I'm excited to see what else his classes will have in store for my dancing in the future.
  • Terrence F. Mar 14, 2014
    Working with Art In Motion has been one of the most wonderful and rewarding experience of my life im on one of the dance teams and its a lot of fun!!!!
  • Syr M. Mar 14, 2014
    Working with Darlin Garcia opened a lot of doors for my ability as a dancer and to grow. He is patient but also pushes you to where he feels you need to be. Being apart of Art in Motion is like being in a big family weather you apart of one of the teams or just a student. It's a awsome feeling having one of the best dancers in the world to instruct and critique your dancing. Art in Motion is a great place to start dancing or take your dancing to the next level!!!
  • Sharonne V. Mar 14, 2014
    Dancing with Darlin changed my life. He is more than just a dancer. He is a mentor, a leader, a partner, a friend, a husband and father. Nobody works harder than him and his dedication is contagious. He helps push you to be the best you can be and it's all outta love cause it's family.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We offer a variety of packages for our students. We offer a pay as you go option or package. We have: Drop-In class: $15 per class Beginner Salsa 8 class package Beginner Salsa 4 class package Intermediate Salsa 8 class package Monthly Pass (unlimited access to group classes for the month) Dominican Style Bachata 8 class package Ladies Salsa Styling 8 class package
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Darlin Garcia, Art In Motion Dance Academy Owner and Director, was an Architect for several years. His passion for dancing grew and as time went by, he continued to train and travel. He finally decided to pursue his passion of dancing full time and has been doing so ever since. With over 13 years of experience, Darlin has become one of the top male instructors in Philadelphia and the Tri-State area.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We teach a variety of different lessons. We do group lessons, private lessons, workshops and more. We also choreograph dances for Weddings, Sweet 16's and more.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look at the instructor/dance studios history. Are the instructors still training to perfect their craft? Is their positive feedback about their service? Do they have awards or titles of competitions that showcase their skills and talents?