The Alloy School

Movement and dance is for everyBODY. The Alloy School is a creative community where individuality is celebrated and all gender expressions and cultures are welcome. In this safe space, learning is a guided collaboration between our teaching artists and the participants. Through The Alloy School’s non-competitive environment, youth, adults, and families of all experience levels can share in the joy of movement while developing body awareness, coordination, and esteem. 

The Alloy School Spring 2022 session spans 8-weeks of Saturdays at KST’s Alloy Studios from February 12 – April 2 with a public showcase and celebratory Let’s Move! Family Dance Party on April 9. Each Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm, expert teaching artists guide six 50-minutes classes in KST’s two dance studios that cater to participants from toddlers to elders in a comfortable and engaging atmosphere. 

Every 8 week session is taught by professional artists and designed to teach you new moves and give you insight into the cultural roots of these different styles! The whole family can enjoy The Alloy School’s diverse range of classes from West African to Jazz Ballet. Classes are conducted with a casual atmosphere where various forms of attire and accessories including dance shoes, water, cape, or crown are all encouraged! Bring your whole self–we can’t wait to welcome you to The Alloy School community!

Registration for the full 8-week session is encouraged, though participants are also welcome to drop in for classes throughout.

Caretaker/Parent Orientation: Interested in registering for classes or already registered? KST has a one-hour orientation at KST’s Alloy Studios for families on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:00am. Meet The Alloy School Education Coordinator, Simon Philips and hear from our Teaching Artists (TA). Each TA will present their style and share what students will learn over the course of the session. Learn more here.

Showcase and Let’s Move! Family Dance Party: Celebrate the 8-week Alloy School journey with our Showcase and Let’s Move Family Dance Party on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue. First, there is a one-hour public celebration of learning followed by a two-hour dance party for all! 


Creative Play: Stars and Stories | 10:00am – 10:50am

Jazz Ballet | 10:00am – 10:50am

Hip Hop | 11:00am – 11:50am

West African  | 11:00am – 11:50am

Capoeira | 12:00pm – 12:50pm 

DanceFit | 12:00pm – 12:50pm

The Alloy School is made possible with support from the Arts Equity Reimagined Collective Action for Re-Imagining Vibrancy Fund grant, a funding initiative managed by New Sun Rising; the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation, The Grable Foundation, and the McElhattan Foundation. Kelly Strayhorn Theater is supported in part by the taxpayers of Allegheny County through a public grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). RAD works here. The Alloy School is relaunched in collaboration with PearlArts as part of the PearlArts @ KST Mutual-Aid Residency.