ABOUT us

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! 

 
 
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We're grandtastic!

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.

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Our Story

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!