Our Story

Music in Motion Dance Studio was founded with the goal of providing access to quality dance classes in a positive environment that is fun and meaningful to the people in our community.

We've been teaching dance classes that build self-expression, creativity, and confidence since 1985.

Our caring dance teachers and staff are committed to providing a safe environment for all students to learn. Read more about our team below. 

Meet The Owner

Lauren Kelly

Lauren's mother, Darlene Davenport, was the founder of Music in Motion. In February of 1986, Ms. Darlene was pregnant with Lauren while she danced on stage in the first annual performance of Children's Dance Theater and The Music in Motion Dance Company. Some people joke they were born to dance, Lauren was actually dancing before she was born!

Lauren has been the owner and artistic director of Music in Motion Dance Studio since 2016. She teaches Jazz and Modern classes for all ages and specializes in the pre-school dance program of Creative Movement, Move & Groove, Discover Dance and Combo classes.

Lauren took classes at Music in Motion Dance studio from age 3 to 18 and progressed through the Junior & Senior companies. She received her BFA in Performance & Choreography with honors from the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA where she was a senior member of the travel company and the rehearsal director for the Dance/USA re-staging of a Murray Louis masterwork. Lauren has attended programs with Parsons Dance Company, Peridance NYC and The American Dance Festival at Duke University.

As a dance professional, Lauren was a member of Danco 2, the second company of classical modern dance company Philadanco! and ContempraDance Theater, Rain Ross Dance, Darcy Lyons Dance Works and Nick Cave Soundsuits. Lauren has performed throughout the Eastern Seaboard including performances dedicated to Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus and the International Association of Blacks in Dance and has worked with choreographers Anthony Burrell, Donald Lunsford and Iquail Shaheed.

Lauren is a comprehensively trained Pilates instructor with Power Pilates of NYC. She has taught Pilates to 100's of clients in the top podiatric, chiropractic, physical therapy and boutique fitness centers in Philadelphia and continues her Pilates practice in a private studio at Music in Motion in Virginia Beach.


Meet Our Faculty and Staff

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"Fantastic neighborhood dance studio where kids learn true technique with wonderful teachers!"



Ready to Join Us?

We've made things simple for parents by dividing the schedule up by age and programs below!

Mini-Sessions | Pre-School Division (ages 1.5-6) | Recreational Division (ages 7+) | Training Division (ages 12+) | Boys Classes | Adult Classes 

If you still can't find what you are looking for, please contact the studio. We are happy to help you find the BEST class for your dancer!

Contact Us

EMAIL office@musicinmotionva.com
PHONE 757-340-1534
ADDRESS 629 N. Lynnhaven Rd.
Virginia Beach VA 23452 view map

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