At Hearts in Motion we believe in the power of dance. We believe in the way dance can make you feel. We believe in the magic of a tiny little dancer who puts on their first pair of dance shoes or poofy pink tutu just as we believe in the magic of a dancer who flies through the air leaping across the floor. We believe that dance should be fun, fanciful, happy, and magical. We believe that every child can and should dance. We believe in building strength and confidence through dance and fostering a LOVE for the art of dance.
If your child is interested in dancing, you've found the right place! At Hearts in Motion we offer many different styles, levels and age groups. With five different ways to dance, you're sure to find something that works for your dancer and your family! Presenting both an in-studio and on stage performances gives your child a chance to experience the joy of performing! Our qualified instructors ensure that your child will learn proper dance technique and have fun doing it!
Ready to learn more? Keep scrolling to find out all we have to offer and why you should make Hearts in Motion your studio home!
We are so proud to announce that Grand Rapids Kids (with the votes of the local community) has named Hearts in Motion the top dance studio for kids in West Michigan! We are so honored to be recognized in the community for our commitment to dance education and the students we serve!
Why choose us?
With so many dance studios to choose from in West Michigan, you may wonder: why choose Hearts in Motion? Here are some of the top reasons why we believe you should choose our studio to become your studio!
We are committed to providing you and your dancers with age appropriate costuming and choreography. We strongly believe in letting kids be kids! We want them to be dressed and dancing that way at all times!
With both in studio and on stage recitals, we give your dancers at least some great opportunities to perform, one of the most fun and exciting parts of the performing arts!
We have passionate and caring teachers who are committed to their students and their own continuing education to bring the best to your dancers!
While your child will have the opportunity to join a dance team if that is something they are interested in, we also have just as high of a focus on our recreational program. Every students at Hearts in Motion feels like a special and important part of the studio!
We are YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) certified, meaning we are committed to keeping kids happy and healthy in dance through teacher training, background checks, and CPR/First Aid Certification.
We are a MTJGD Safer Studio! Please click HERE to review our health and safety policies.
We are a Safer Studio
In light of the current Global Pandemic that is still present in the United States and much of the world, we find it of the utmost importance to ensure that our students and families are safe. Our studio is a More Than Just Great Dancing affiliated dance studio. Because of this, we are also a MTJGD licensed Safer Studio, attending numerous trainings on the topic and taking the time to develop policies and procedures that are imperative to ensure that level of safety. Please visit our Health Policies page to view our cleaning policies and studio procedures moving forward.
As we start to head into live classes in the studio, we are now booking private lessons through out parent portal (ideal for students ages 6 & up). Private lessons are a great way for your dancer to get working on skills, learn new skills, and get back on the dance floor and a safe and completely socially distanced way!
To book private lessons, you log into your parent portal click the "more" drop-down menu then click private lessons & appointments. From there you will be able to scroll through teacher availability.
Once you click on each teacher, the description will tell you their availability as well as ideal ages for that teacher. Feel free to sign up for just one or recurring through the Summer! Click the button to get to the parent portal. It will prompt you to create an account if you don't already have one!
Not quite ready to join us back in the studio yet? That's okay! Our studio is fully tech enabled! That means that you are able to sign up and zoom into any class on our schedule or sign up for our dedicated online classes. Check out our option:
Dance on Demand - This class is a pre-recorded option for your dancer. We have both creative dance for ages 3-6 and primary (which is a ballet/jazz course) for ages 7-12.
Dance LIVE! - This option is a live Zoom option for your dancer to take from home. We have options for both age groups here as well.
Safer Studio opening
Check out all of the updated cleaning and safety measures our studio is taking in order to provide a safe place for your dancers!
Weather Related Closing Policy
With Michigan Winters being so unpredictable, we do have a closing policy we adhere to. If Northview Public Schools are closed for a Snow Day, we will also be closed that morning. We will then re-evaluate or closing for the afternoon by 1:30pm that afternoon. Just because school is closed does not mean we will be closed in the afternoon. All classes have one snow day worked into our season. For anything beyond one snow day in a given class, we will offer snowday makeups in another appropriately leveled class. In the event of a snowday, we will send an email, post on our public and private Facebook, and post on WZZM13.
Hearts in Motion was created in 2010 with one simple goal in mind: to create a dance studio that offers the opportunity for all students to enjoy dance.
We started by offering drop-in classes on Saturdays, testing out to see whether or not they would be well received. It started out slow but by December of 2010 there was a pretty regular group of dance class attendees and we were asked to perform at a Christmas Party hosted by Amway. Our performance of the Grinch was a big hit! From then on the program began to grow at a pretty exciting rate. We offered our first annual recital in Spring of 2011 with 30 participants.
After that, we hit more and more exciting milestones. Drop-ins began to grow, we began offering short mini-sessions during the week, sold out a recital at Wealthy Theatre and finally, outgrew our temporary location and were able to acquire our own!
Summer of 2015 we moved to a much larger facility where we have three professionally sprung dance floors, a large waiting room, a playroom/birthday party room, and a dressing room. We have been able to hire a wonderful and professional staff. We attended our first competition in 2014 and now have over 50 members on our competition teams that also perform throughout the community (we have performed at a Drive and a Griffins game). We have even attended performance opportunities at Disney World in 2015 and 2017! We continue to do all of these things while still focusing on our dancers and families, making our studio a family friendly community for everyone! Are you ready to grow with us and see what milestone we'll hit next? We would love for you to be a part of it; keep reading on and get ready for the excitement of joining our program!