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We believe dance promotes patience, endurance, respect, artistic expression, and builds self-confidence. In Motion Dance offers individual dancer attention, respect towards each student, and guidance through the proper techniques. We are dedicated to being a part of Long Grove and its surrounding communities by encouraging expression through movement.
In Motion Dance offers students ages 2 ½ – 18 opportunities to learn a variety of dance styles, including: ballet, broadway jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, poms, and tap.
Our Starlites and STAR Dance Company perform throughout the year at many notable venues, such as: Walt Disney World, Brookfield Zoo, Gurnee Mills, Hawthorn Mall, Navy Pier, Northwestern Halftime, Schaumburg Boomers, United Center Bulls Games, Chicago Sky, Chicago Wolves, and Six Flags Great America. Our annual recital is held in June.
MISS JESSICA (OWNER, INSTRUCTOR)
Jessica began her dance training at the age of three. She received her instruction from Bonnie Lindholm School of the Dance in Palatine, Illinois, where she was a member of the award-winning Dance Company from 1991-2002. As a student at Bonnie Lindholm she trained under many dance professionals such as: Al Gilbert, Mandy Moore and, Michael Taylor. Jessica was awarded a Tap Scholarship from the Dupree Dance Convention and was a Jr. Luv-A-Bull for 4 basketball seasons and performed at Chicago Bulls pre show and half time games. While a member of the Bonnie Lindholm Dance Company Jessica performed at: Disney World, The Disney Magical Lights Fesitvial, The Daley Center, Epcot, Six Flags, Universal Studios, and the United Center. While attending Stevenson High School, she was a member and the captain of the Varsity Patriettes and led the team to its first State Championship. While a member of the Varsity Patriettes Jessica performed at the Gator Bowl and Chicago Bears & White Sox games. Jessica was a UDA All Star and the team’s M.V.P. her junior and senior year. She was the recipient of the school’s Big Gun Award.
In 2006, Jessica graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Dance, where she studied African, ballet, jazz, modern and tap. Jessica was able to enhance her dance training while working with several professionals including: Anna Paskevska, Banu Ogan, Dardi McGinley-Gallivan, Margi Cole, Kirby Reed, Jimmy Payne Jr., Natalie Rast, Jeff Hancock, Bebe Miller, Julia Rhoads, and Jan Erkert.
Jessica was the director of the Mélange Dance Company at Stevenson High School for four years. In 2009, Jessica began her position as the Dance Director of Lake Zurich Park and Recreation’s dance program for four years and founded the STAR Dance Company. Jessica’s teaching experience includes: Barat College Dance Team, Bonnie Lindholm School of the Dance, Dance Connection, Gurnee Park District, Megleo’s School of Dance, Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance, and Vernon Hills Park District.
Nicole has been dancing since she was three years old. She was a member of the Bonnie Lindholm School of the Dance award winning Dance Company and she currently still teaches there. With 16 years of dance teaching experience from toddler to adult. Nicole has assisted on Dance Olympus Conventions and the tap legend Al Gilbert. She has also performed in Disney World, United Center, Daley Center and The Disney Magical Lights Festival in Chicago. After graduating from Barat College in Lake Forest, IL with her Elementary Education degree, Nicole coached and trained the Bulldogs Dance Team and worked with DePaul University. Nicole has been teaching preschool for 12 years enjoys teaching dance to children of all ages. Nicole currently teaches preschool at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview.