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The First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Zanesville will expanded their focus to recognize the art of dance.
Movement on Main Center for Dance will be January's Featured Artist of the Month. Founder and Director Whitney Joseph studied ballet in Zanesville for nearly 10 years before continuing her studies at Ohio University. Today her focus is to encourage her students.
"My ultimate goal is to provide some really sound dance technique to back up dance as an art form," said Joseph.
Movement on Main provides lessons to children ages two and up. Joseph said at about age seven is when her students begin to appreciate dance as an art form.
"At that age I start doing dance impromptu classes, we start working on how to put together a piece of choreography and the students really light-up when they get that opportunity to do something of their own," said Joseph. "It helps build their self-esteem, their leadership skills, and gives them a real sense of purpose."
Movement on Main is located at 531 Main Street in Downtown Zanesville. They will be open during this First Friday's Art Walk from 5 - 8PM. For more information visit http://movementonmain.net or call 740-221-2298.