Arts in Motion Dance Studio & Friends

At Arts in Motion Dance Studio our mission is to promote happy and healthy kids through creative, fun and challenging dance classes. We offer classes for all ages and abilities. We help you “Discover the Dancer in You”.

Amanda Stanger-Read and Scott A. Read opened Arts in Motion in January 2001 with 35 students, 2 dance studios and a class curriculum developed by Amanda Stanger-Read including Toddler Toodaloo, Dance Stories and Beginning Dance (now Discover Dance!).

The studio expanded to include 15 dance teachers and almost 300 students. In the Spring of 2013 Arts in Motion teamed up with Wild Swan Theater to share a space on the west side of Ann Arbor where they offer classes for all ages and levels in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, and Ballroom.

At Arts in Motion we treat all students with respect. We believe that dance and music should be accessible to all ages and ability levels. Our teachers give 100% to their students and expect 100% back from their students. Teachers give immediate and specific feedback, not just generalized comments. Our small class size allows for personalized instruction for all students. We encourage teamwork and cooperation. In our group dance classes our goal is to teach a love of the art of dance with an understanding of the theory and history behind it. We prepare students to explore their creativity and to perform with confidence.

For more information visit: or call us at 734-222-6246.