Adult Dance Classes on Zoom are Here!

Anybody can DanceDance classes feed your body and soul. Classes incorporate Modern dance technique, ballet, yoga, and improvisation.  Experience the artistic & spiritual  satisfaction and FUN of DANCING! Taught in a supportive, yet challenging manner by Lin Shook. 
3:00 to 4:00Zoom and In person
Breaks for Busy PeopleLooking for a fun, quick way to boost your energy and avoid a mid-workday slump?    Join us for Dance Breaks! Learn easy, bite-sized dance and movement combinations you can do at your desk to get your blood pumping and your brain stimulated IN ONLY 15 MINUTES!
15minsZoom and In Person
Computer Co-WorkersComing Soon
For those who can “still kick it”, check out our adult dance classes!


Kids Classes

Perceptual Motion Inc. has conducted children’s dance programs throughout Chicago through Urban Gateways since 1985.  PMI also has dance and yoga programs at Pilgrim Lutheran School and  Lakeside Square Apartments.    

Happy YogaSchool days can be long for young children and the transition from the structure of the classroom to after school or home can be challenging. Help your child transition from the classroom to after school and home with Happy Yoga class. In this fun and playful class children will learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques, develop strong healthy bodies with developmentally appropriate poses, build social skills with partner and group poses. Engaging stories, imagination exercises and meditation help children learn to recognize and channel their energy.

Older Adults

 Perceptual Motion, Inc.’s Older  Adults  Program  inspires, educates,  entertains and honors our  older  adult students and audiences.

Gives professional older adult  dancers  empowered roles in  performances.

Provides interactive activities and  dance  performances to a mixture of  ethnic and  economic groups within  the older  adult community.
Encourages physical and verbal interaction  among students/audience members and  between professional artists and older adults.

For those who can “still kick it”, check out our adult dance classes!

Provides older adults with high quality professional dance performances and classes.

Perceptual Motion, Inc. has worked with older adults since 1985. PMI brings the rich and varied world of dance to people in retirement centers, nursing homes and community centers. We give them opportunities to experience dance as both audience and participant. Performances and Tai Chi/Movement classes specifically for older adults are designed to enhance their lives, their health, and their well being.

In performances, our combination of audience participation and performance connects the older adult audience to the performers in a very personal way. PMI’s professional older adult dancers are role models and inspiration to audiences everywhere. Our activities applaud older adults as vital and active people whom the company respects and enjoys.

The Artful Dance Project is a series of dance and visual arts workshops at retirement centers. Each site receives workshops that combine dance, visual art, and song. The culmination of the project at each site is a performance for family and friends consisting of PMI dancers, residents, and staff dancing, singing and moving together interspersed with brief anecdotes spoken and expressed through movement. Artwork created in the visual arts component is incorporated into the performance.

Gentle Yoga  Geared for the older adult, Gentle Yoga emphasizes strengthening, stretching, breath & range of motion.  
1:15 to 2:154057 N. Damen Avenue
Gentle Yoga  Geared for the older adult, Gentle Yoga emphasizes strengthening, stretching, breath & range of motion.  
4:15 to 5:154057 N. Damen Avenue
Tai Chi for Older AdultsMathers Edgewater
11am to 12pmSt. Andrews  5649 N. Sheridan Rd
Tai Chi for Older AdultsWeiss Hospital
10:00 to 11:00am4646 N. Marine Drive
1st and 3rd Sat
Tai Chi for Older AdultsThe Breakers at Edgewater
9:15 to 10:am5333 N. Sheridan Rd

Classes for Teachers

Perceptual Motion is sensitive to the many demands on teachers. We strive to make every minute count to create the “AHA!” moments of discovery so crucial to retention of ideas and concepts.

We balance the teaching of specific skills with development of the ability to creatively solve problems in an effort to help teachers and students reach their full potential.

Perceptual Motion offers custom designed teacher in services, special projects, lecture demonstrations and dance residencies. Please call Lin Shook at 1-773-549-3958 for more information.

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Pay what can starting at $8 a class!

Payment is through Zelle to or a check to Perceptual Motion, Inc. 4057 N. Damen Ave., Unit 1, Chicago, Il. 60618

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