Music In Motion Dance & Fitness Studio

Music In Motion Dance & Fitness Studio

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8 employees
40 years in business

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Since 1985, Music In Motion Dance Studio has provided families in the Virginia Beach community with quality dance education. Whether your child is looking for a creative outlet or interested in performance opportunities, we're dedicated to safe, technical training.  We also have fun, challenging adult dance & fitness classes that engage your physical and mental well-being.  Two generations of our family built a strong community in our studio, and we can't wait to welcome your family, too. 

We strive to enhance our community's health, happiness and quality of life through student education in every class. Music in Motion Dance Studio was founded on the goal of providing quality, professional access to dance classes that are fun and meaningful to the lives of the people in our community.  Our aim is to establish a standard of dance education that encourages excitement and progress in achieving your child's goals. 

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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Owner, Artistic Director and Dance & Pilates Instructor Lauren Kelly started her dance career at Music in Motion Dance Academy in 1989 at the age of 3  under the instruction of her mother and Music in Motion Dance Studio founder, Darlene Davenport. After dancing side by side with her mother for 15 years, Lauren graduated with a degree in Dance Performance & Choreography from a top tier conservatory of the arts. She went on to dance and work professionally in Philadelphia for 10 years. Lauren returned home in June of 2016 to step into her mother's *jazz* shoes at the helm of the Music in Motion Dance Studio.

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Adult Classes:

$15 | 5 for $60 | 10 for $95

Children's Classes:

By the Hour

45 min-$58 a month, 1 hour - $62 a month, 2 Hours, $120 a month, 3 hours- $180 a month all the way to unlimited

Private Lessons:

3 Sessions for $125

By the minute: 1 Hour for $60, 45 Minutes for $45

How did you get started teaching?

Lauren's mother, Darlene, performed on stage while pregnant with Lauren just month's before giving birth.  Lauren jokingly notes that she has been dancing since before she was even born.  Growing up in and around Music in Motion Dance company, Lauren took classes in Modern, Jazz, Ballet & Hip Hop starting at the age of 3. She began choreographing and setting works for the company at age 13. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Lauren spent 5 years as a senior Private Pilates Instructor excelling in pre-natal, Barre Sculpt and Group Mat at Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates.  She also taught at top studios Corps Pilates, Urbanfront Pilates, Focus Barre & Yoga and the University of Pennsylvania.  Lauren has taught her brand of therapeutic Pilates at the medical practices of Zarett Rehab; specializing in sports injury & recovery, Elliot Diamond Podiatry; specializing in lower body gait function and balance; and The Healing Arts Centers of Philadelphia; specializing in pre/post natal care, chiropractic and aging. Lauren's clientele includes those recovering from breast cancer & fibromyalgia, knee & hip replacement, tendonitis & arthritis, scoliosis & osteoporosis, herniated & bulging discs, tennis elbow & frozen shoulder. 

Lessons offered

Dance Classes Ballet Classes Tap Dance Classes Hip Hop Dance Classes Jazz Dancing Classes Contemporary Dance Classes Dance Choreographers Modern Dance Classes Choreography Classes