Amanda has lived in Michigan now for 24 yrs. She has a fantastic husband (Scott Read, co-owner of Arts in Motion), 3 great kids and 2 teen age kitties. She created Arts in Motion to support local dancers and to provide the kind of respectful, family friendly, creative space for kids to learn the art of dance. She loves teaching Toddler Toodaloo and coaching couples on their wedding dances. In 2016 she launched a team building/bonding program for corporate teams that uses dance to reduce stress, unlock creativity and increase the potential of any group of people. Check out her program, Move Through It!
Scott has been a performer and dance teacher in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area for 35 yrs. He has studied ballet with Christopher Flynn and Judy Rice and the techniques of Martha Graham and Jose Limon in NYC and at the University of Michigan as well as the Arthur Murray Ballroom technique. He has been featured in the works of Sophie Maslow (Folksay), Jose Limon, Murray Lewis, Bill T. Jones, Ann Carlson, Daniel Nagrin, Linda Spriggs, Vera Embree, Jessica Fogel, and Ruth Leney-Midkiff. He was a member of The Detroit Dance Collective. He has taught at Art Worlds and the University of Michigan and now teaches at his own studio, Arts in Motion. Scott was a gym teacher in the Ann Arbor Public Schools for almost 20 years where he specialized in pre-school, elementary and adaptive PE programs. In the summer of 2005 he trained with Jacques D’Amboise at the National Dance Institute in NYC where he had hands on experience teaching dance in the public schools.
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