Dean Maitland (left) with members of ART-IN-MOTION Dance Company in their Bele costume.

ART-IN-MOTION Dance Company (AIM) will be staging its only show for the season entitled “Experience our Culture,” which includes a dance concert and cocktail at Holy Cross Church Auditorium, 2530 Church Ave. between Bedford and Rogers on Saturday, Oct. 12 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Artistic Director, Dean Maitland said he is including a cocktail for the first time and guests will be able to dance until the dance performance begins at 9:00 p.m. Following the performance, guests will again be allowed to dance until 11:30 p.m.

Maitland explained that 11 dances will be performed including Stylised Ballet, De Africa, Heart and Soul, Old School Reggae, the Maypole and Afro Cubism.

The dance company comprises 12 people, one male and 11 females.

ART-IN-MOTION Dance Company (AIM) was founded in February 2004 by its Artistic Director, Maitland. According to the artistic director, the mission of ART-IN-MOTION is to enrich, stimulate and enhance the creativity and positive energy of all audiences, keeping the Grenadian culture and traditions alive throughout the Diaspora.

“We incorporate into our study of dance, the vigorous practice and rich historical cultures of the Caribbean, Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Europe,” said Maitland.

“Because of our implementation of a colorful range of dance practices such as Afro-Caribbean, Classical Ballet, Spoken Words and movement, Liturgical, Jazz and Modern dance techniques, we are able to demonstrate, teach and produce performances that blend the traditional and non-traditional to lead the young and the adult alike onto that unforgettable journey that is dance,” he explained.

Dancer Ludean Maitland.

More from Around NYC