Our Story

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 danceeducation that encourages excitement & progress in yours and your child's artistic and lifestyle choices.

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A new generation.  Music in Motion Dance Studio founder, Darlene Davenport, and her daughter, Artistic Director and current owner, Lauren Kelly. 

A new generation.  Music in Motion Dance Studio founder, Darlene Davenport, and her daughter, Artistic Director and current owner, Lauren Kelly. 

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.

We celebrate movement & creativity. 

 
"Lauren is doing an amazing job of carrying on in your footsteps, Darlene! My girls all love her, and have had a great year at dance. The performance last night was beautiful! I cried off all my makeup! Allison was very honored to be asked to help take tickets! Looking forward to the fall, and more awesome dance next year!" - A proud parent of 3 dance students at MIMDance.
 
A home away from home, Music in Motion Dance Academy.

A home away from home, Music in Motion Dance Academy.

Since our inception in 1986, Music in Motion Dance Studio has been an education-oriented dance school.  We strive to enhance our community's health, happiness and quality of life through student education in every class.  That starts with placing an emphasis on development and progression of skills in dance class and growth through proper training.  We provide a positive teaching approach to all levels and capabilities. Our talented instructors and mentors work together to create programming that pinpoints self expression, creativity & confidence as the benefits of a dance education.

Music In Motion Dance Studio has been a part of Lauren & Darlene's, as well as countless other families lives for so many years, we invite you to join us....

Together, we MOVE VB.