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, thousands 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

Thousands 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!”

Upcoming Events

Free Latin dance classes for cancer survivors

January 16 - March 5, 2020

6:30-7:30pm

White Plains United Methodist Church

313 SE Maynard, Cary

Sponsored by Waverly Hematology Oncology

Latin Dance Workshop for Wounded Warrior Project

January 17, 2020

 

Sponsored by Stage Door Dance

ComMotion in Western NC

January 22 - Plantation Estates, Matthews NC

January 23 - Tryon Estates, Columbus NC

January 24 - Tryon Elementary After School Program, Tryon, NC

Exploring the Land of Ice

A photographic journey across Iceland by Andre Avila, on display the the Tryon Depot Gallery.

22 Depot Street, Tryon NC

 

Opening reception: January 24 from 5-8pm

Proceeds to benefit ComMotion

Support our programs

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

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