Community In Motion

At ComMotion – Community In Motion, we believe that everyone should get a chance to experience the many benefits of movement and dance. Dance fosters a sense of well-being, community, mastery, and joy. ComMotion provides free and low-cost classes and workshops for people of all ages and abilities to get an opportunity to experience the physical and emotional benefits of dance and movement. Through our programs, hundreds of people from all walks of life have been able to move, smile, and connect with people around them.

Dance and movement for everyone, everywhere

Because our mission is to make dance and movement accessible to everyone, we bring our classes directly to the communities that we serve. Our programs are completely portable and adaptable to nearly any space, and can be taught in both English and Spanish. We have partnered with local organizations to offer our classes on-location, making it easy for our students to participate. In 2018, we have taught more than 1,300 people at over at over 20 locations including schools, churches, adult day care centers, cancer centers, and youth and veterans organizations across the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area as well as in rural and underserved areas in western and eastern North Carolina.

Why dance?

Dance and movement have been proven in numerous studies to have a variety of health and wellness benefits:

From our participants

Hundreds of people of all ages and abilities have participated in our programs.  Here are a few things they've had to say:

“I really like the dancing class. Thanks for all you do for veterans.”

“The volunteers worked tirelessly to make sure I did my best”

“It was energetic and really a lot of fun.”

"It's the best part of the week!"

“Don’t stop the dancing class!”

ComMotion Students win at 2018 VA Creative Arts Festival

ComMotion students participated in the 2018 Durham VA Creative Arts Festival competition.  They won the following:

1st Place - Structured Classical Ballroom

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place - Structured Latin Ballroom

3rd Place - Country/Western/Folk/Ethnic

ComMotion in the news!

ComMotion was featured in a two-part story on Univision 40 entitled

"Medicina para el Alma" (Medicine for the Soul)

Part One              Part Two

ComMotion's programs in Polk County in western North Carolina were featured on the cover of the Tryon Daily Bulletin, the world's smallest daily newspaper.

Upcoming Events

Spring into Fitness Fundraiser

Now through May 31, 2019

North Raleigh Fit Body Boot Camp

7400 Six Forks Road Suite 25, Raleigh, NC


Take a 21 or 28 day fitness challenge at North Raleigh Fit Body Boot Camp!

All proceeds benefit ComMotion

Free Latin dance classes for cancer survivors

April 4 - May 23, 2019


White Plains United Methodist Church

313 SE Maynard, Cary

Sponsored by Waverly Hematology Oncology

To register, email Elizabeth Barnard at

Social dance classes for cancer survivors

April 22 - June 3, 2019 (not including May 27)


Hot Tin Roof

115 W. Margaret Lane Hillsborough NC

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Sponsored UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Latin Dance Class for Wounded Warrior Project

May 24, 2019

ComMotion is honored to be teaching another Latin dance class for military veterans and family support members of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Sponsored by Stage Door Dance and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

ComMotion in Polk County

June 5-7, 2019

ComMotion will be teaching classes across Polk County!  Detailed schedule coming soon.

Sponsored by Rotary Club of Tryon and Kiwanis Club of Tryon

Wheelchair Social Dance Workshop

June 11, 2019


The ACE Center, 7027 Knightdale Blvd, Knightdale NC

Open to all ages and abilities, both seated and standing.

Suggested donation: $5


Dance Camps for Kids

Run Away and Join the Circus (Grades 1-4)

June 10-14


Spanish Immersion through Latin Dancing (Grades 5-8)

June 17-21



Cathedral School - 204 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

Support our programs

ComMotion is able to provide programs at little or no cost thanks to the generous support of the community.