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Children’s Theater Festival of Berks County

The Yocum Institute for Arts Education has served Berks County for nearly a century, pivoting programming to meet the needs of our community. The impact of Covid-19 was met with another pivot. The Yocum Institute, took on additional expenses to mitigate risk, keep teaching artists and performers employed while providing unique arts opportunities for small […]


AOM Dance Thanksgiving Holiday Break: Closed

Academy of Movement, Dance Classes Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 24-Tuesday, November 30: CLOSED


Academy of Movement (Dance) Fall/Winter Session

September 13, 2021-January 15, 2022 (15 weeks) Recital: Scheduled for January 16, 2022 Holiday Closures: Labor Day, Monday, September 6: CLOSED, Fall Break: No Classes Wednesday, November 24-30 Winter Break: No classes December 20 – January 2. Make-up classes will be held December 20- 23 as needed. Classes resume January 3. Fall Catalog


2021 Dance FX Competition Team Auditions

Register Here $25 audition fee | Sunday August 15, 8:30am-2pm.  *Check your age group schedule*  *Students who participated in Dance Boot Camp (8/12-8/13) will have a discount code sent to them.  You must wait for the code before registering for auditions in order to receive the discount.  During auditions, you will be judged on (age appropriate) flexibility, turns, […]


Academy of Movement Summer Classes

5 WEEK SUMMER SESSION Begins Monday, July 12 and ends on Wednesday, August 11 5 week package is based on the duration of the class: 30 min: Member Class $50 ~ 5 weeks session 40 min: Member Class $60 ~ 5 weeks session 55 min: Member Class $75 ~ 5 weeks session 75 min: Member […]


2021 Academy of Movement Recital

We are super excited to announce our plan for a safe and successful Academy of Movement Recital to culminate our 2020-2021 Dance Season.   The recital date is Sunday, June 6th! We have secured the beautiful FirstEnergy Stadium to provide a safe and exciting outdoor event. All class recital routines will be professionally PRE-RECORDED and […]


Dancing with the Reading Stars

2020 was more than a challenging year to say the least especially for the arts. Cancelling DWTRS 2020 was a difficult decision, as there was a large loss of revenue from this highly popular event. That being said, clouds sometimes have a silver lining and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event, the Henry Family has […]


Academy of Movement Winter/Spring Session Dance Classes

Session runs February 15 – June 13, 2021 View Session Catalog Sign up for Classes


Winter Session Academy of Movement Dance Recitals (2 Shows)

BASIC RECITAL INFORMATION AND FAQs Welcome to the Academy of Movement Dance Department of the Yocum Institute! We hope you are thoroughly enjoying your dance class/es.  Below is a brief overview of how our recitals work!  WHO PARTICIPATES? All students participating in any choreography based dance classes are  invited to perform in recital. The excluded […]


Holiday PJ Party

All Aboard For The Polar Express Holiday PJ Party! Happy adulting! Drop the kiddos and go! Shopping, dinner, maybe even a movie? We’ve got the kids covered. Best part is they are ready for bed when you pick them up! We will watch a movie, break for hot chocolate and cookies, have a PJ Dance […]