MOVE: The Initiative was founded by longtime friends Rory Freeman and Kaitlyn Salisbury. Together, they envisioned an atmosphere that truly unified dancers. They felt strongly that with such a vision, individual voices of dance could be cultivated on a level unlike any other. After learning the art of dance in a mostly competitive environment, Rory and Kaitlyn found it imperative to facilitate a space with a shifted focus. A space that is ultimately uplifting and empowering for every dancer involved.
The intimate setting allows for dancers to explore and discover their sense of self, while simultaneously being inspired by those around them. This community wouldn’t have a strong foundation without the faculty members chosen meticulously by Rory and Kaitlyn. It is these teachers and mentors that are crucial in establishing a safe, inviting environment in which stepping outside of your comfort zone is full of freedom and void of fear.
MOVE has become much more than a dance intensive. It has become a family. MOVE’s initiative is to create love and light that can be spread beyond the classroom into our local communities. Through the art of dance, MOVE is creating a generation that finds power in the whole, without removing the power of self.
“It’s one of our most favorite intensives of the year! It’s so wonderful to have such an intimate and personal intensive where the dancers can share their passion with you. You are all inspiring and incredible and we look forward to the next one! Thank you for a truly unforgettable weekend!!” – Tara M.
“Absolutely love MOVE & highly recommend it!! Everything was great; the teachers, music choices, and my daughter loved all the choreography!!!! Rory & Kaitlyn make every effort to get to know each child & are incredible role models! The environment was inclusive & non-judgemental- no numbers! We will definately be back!!!” – Melissa M.
I am so happy that I stumbled upon this intensive on Facebook. It is definitely one of the best that my boys have attended. It was vigorous and pushed them to new limits and yet the attention to personal growth, commitment, and the passion for dance far surpassed our expectations. My boys appreciated the critiques and intimate approach that the faculty provides and Rory and Kaitlyn were so nurturing and took a great interest in each and every dancer. My boys were both adamant that they’ll be returning to this special dance family again next year. Thanks for providing such a an affordable opportunity for dance families. We enjoyed every second! – Gretchen H.
“Such a family-friendly environment! Rory & Kaitlyn want only the best for everyone. They look beyond the “tricks” that are popular with the younger dance generation and work on instilling technique, passion, and hard work through their classes, their demeanor, and their faculty. They make every dancer, no matter their age or ability, feel like they are part of one big family who supports & brings out the best in each other.” -Amanda P.