Programs and Services - What We Do

The International Movement Arts Academy is a nonprofit organization that develops at-risk children from low income, marginalized, and minority families by engaging them in movement arts and educational activities.

Movement arts activities include gymnastics, acrobatics, and dance. This conditioning strengthens youth emotionally and physically as well as prepares them for competitions and special events.

Educational programming focuses on leadership development as well as emotional and social intelligence. This programming and these activities assist youth to improve their adaptive functioning, leadership, and resiliency, increasing their participation in healthy and productive behaviors and decreasing their involvement in maladaptive activities (violence, crime, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, etc.).

Athletic Activities

The International Movement Arts Academy provides the following athletic activities for youth. 

  • Physical education
  • Gymnastics training
  • Acrobatics lessons
  • Dance instruction and choreography
  • Recreation, fitness, and sports coaching

Education Services

The International Movement Arts Academy offers the following educational services for youth:

  • Communication forums
  • Interpersonal and relationship skills seminars
  • Emotions management training
  • Conflict resolution, problem-solving, and decision-making sessions
  • Leadership development workshops


The International Movement Arts Academy collaborates and partners with school districts, charter schools, boys and girls’ clubs, YMCAs, municipalities, and other human service organizations to provide services in school and community settings, including through afterschool programs and summer camps.


The International Movement Arts Academy measures and reports youth progress, performance, and development with validated pre- and post-surveys that assess the following knowledge, attitudes, and skills:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Management
  • Social Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Responsibility
  • Grade Point Average
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