Polk County Schools Summer Learning Program

June-July 2021

This summer, ComMotion taught students in the Polk County Schools Summer Learning Program about the cultures of Latin America through a combination of in-person and video dance classes. At the end of the 5-week program, the students gave a performance for their teachers and friends. To see the full performance, visit our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/qNQvQuHCy78

ComMotion featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

May 20, 2021

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article about the Adaptive Dance Series for All, hosted by Attack Theatre, ComMotion, and Yes, You Can Dance.  Here here to read the full article.
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"Arts and Sports - Dance Like a Pro Athlete"

May 12, 2021

ComMotion presented a workshop on incorporating dance into your workout at the 2021 Move United Education Conference.
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Dance workshop with Lung Cancer Initiative of NC

May 5, 2021

ComMotion enjoyed hosting a virtual Cinco de Mayo dance party with the Lung Cancer Initiative of NC.

ComMotion featured in CBS17 story

April 27, 2021

ComMotion was featured in a story about the impact of COVID-19 on the arts by Randi Ayala on CBS17 WNCN. The story includes several video clips of our classes for kids, cancer survivors, and veterans. Thank you to North Carolina Arts Council for your support!
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WRAL TV Story on 2021 Virtual Race for the Cure

April 24, 2021

ComMotion honored to be a part of Pink Week 2021, with our Dance Where You Are virtual dance class!

ComMotion featured in Move United magazine

Spring 2021

Click here to view the magazine online: https://www.moveunitedsport.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Move-United-Magazine-Spring-2021.pdf

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Closing Forum Dream Team Presentation

April 15, 2021


At the recent Closing Forum for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), only 4 of the 260 Fellows from Latin America and Canada were asked to give "Dream Team" presentations about their experiences.  ComMotion and their amazing Fellow, Alberto Barrantes of Carretica Cuentera in San Jose, Costa Rica presented "Dancing and Storytelling as powerful tools for community engagement"

NC Central University Master Class

April 12, 2021

Thank you to Dr. Johnson and the wonderful Dance students at NC Central University for inviting ComMotion to teach them about Argentine Tango and Samba today!

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Rhythms of the Latin World at Holly Ridge Middle School

February 26, 2021

Everybody Moves

February 24, 2021

Join us for Everybody Moves starting this Friday!


Waverly Hematology Oncology sponsors classes for cancer survivors

February 13, 2021

ComMotion sends a huge Thank You to Waverly Hematology Oncology for their generosity as the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming Healthy Movements for Cancer Survivors class series! To learn more about them and all that they do to support cancer patients, please visit their website: https://www.waverlyhematologyoncology.com/

Dance classes with Air Force Wounded Warrior Program

February 10, 2021

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Rhythms of the Latin World at Underwood Elementary School

February 3, 2021

Virtual workshop with Carretica Cuentera in Costa Rica

January 26, 2021

ComMotion had a great time dancing with the students of  Carretica Cuentera in Costa Rica today! We are privileged to be partnering with Alberto and Carretica Cuentera through the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI).

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Carla Perkins joins ComMotion

January 26, 2021

We are thrilled to welcome Carla Perkins to the ComMotion team as a new instructor! Carla is an amazing dancer and dance teacher, and the owner of  Danceformation, Inc. Cary and Polished Salon/Spa

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellow - Alberto Barrantes of Costa Rica

January 18, 2021

Alberto Barrentes, founder of Carretica Cuentera in San Jose Costa Rica, will be working with ComMotion as a Fellow in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.  To learn more about Alberto and Carretica, visit our About Us page.

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Virtual Dance Class with Ruth Sheets Adult Day Care

December 20, 2020

ComMotion was so happy to get to dance with everyone at Ruth Sheets Adult Care Center again! Thank you to the amazing staff for your enthusiastic support! This program is supported by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

Dance classes with Air Force Wounded Warrior Program

November 18, 2020

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Raquel Reynolds joins ComMotion

October 28, 2020

We're very excited to have Raquel Reynolds join ComMotion as an Instructor! She is both an amazing teacher and a world champion competitive dancer!

Caregivers Summit 2020

October 22, 2020

ComMotion is very excited to be a speaker at the 2020 Caregivers Summit.

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National Organization for Arts in Health Virtual Conference

October 19-21, 2020

ComMotion is honored to be presenting at the 2020 NOAH Virtual Conference!



Rhythms of the Latin World at Wildwood Forest Elementary School

October 9, 2020

ComMotion had so much fun teaching our Virtual Rhythms of the Latin World workshop for the amazing 4th graders at Wildwood Forest Elementary! The students did a great job learning 3 different dances from Latin America! We send a huge thank you to the teachers and cultural arts representatives of the Artists in Schools program of United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County for all of their efforts to continue to bring the arts to their students in these challenging times!

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Making Strides on the Dance Floor - Teams Edition

October 2020

The American Cancer Society of the Triangle and Triad are partnering with ComMotion - Community in Motion to launch a fun and new way for teams to come together to make strides toward a world without breast cancer.  Whether your team is a group of co-workers, friends, or family members this virtual dance party is a fun and easy way to "get together", relax, and have fun during these difficult times of quarantine and isolation while also raising funds to support a great cause.

Click here to register: https://www.commotionnc.org/making-strides-on-the-dance-floor-teams-edition/

ComMotion Selected for Raleigh/Wake County Adaptive Leadership Circle

September 23, 2020
From United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County:

Congratulations to the leaders from twelve local arts organizations chosen to participate in the Raleigh/Wake County Adaptive Leadership Circle, a six-month peer cohort that uses a collaborative approach to improve organizational resiliency in the face of COVID-19’s constant disruptive change. Program partners include United Arts, Raleigh Arts, Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, and EMCArts with additional support from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

The participants are from

Arts Together, Artspace, ComMotion, North Carolina Chamber Music Institute - NCCMI, North Carolina Master Chorale, North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Theatre, PineCone - Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Raleigh Little Theatre, The Justice Theater Project, VAE Raleigh, Women's Theatre Festival

Activate Good - United We Help

September 2020

ComMotion is proud to be a community partner with Activate Good.  Their United We Help Month of Service continues their tradition of honoring those lost on September 11, 2001 in a new format: A restorative month of service bringing Triangle residents together to participate in safe in-person or remote volunteer opportunities, virtual learning sessions about local community issues, and a virtual 9/11 evening commemoration. To see volunteer opportunities with ComMotion and other local non-profits, please visit https://activategood.org/nonprofit/644

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Dance Where You Are

September 11, 2020

ComMotion had a great time hosting "Dance Where You Are with Komen NCTC", part of the 2020 Triangle Virtual Race for the Cure.

ComMotion featured in WRAL video about 2020 Virtual Race for the Cure

September 2, 2020

ComMotion was featured in a video in WRAL's "Out and About" segment, highlighting the Dance Where You Are Class that will be a part of the 2020 Triangle Virtual Race for the Cure.  Click here to watch the video on the WRAL website.

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Air Force Wounded Warrior 2020 Virtual Care Week

August 21, 2020

ComMotion was honored to be a part of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program 2020 Virtual Care Week, teaching an online dance class for Warriors and Caregivers, and presenting an overview of ComMotion's programs for veterans in the Care Fair.  Click here to read an article on the AFW2 website.

Artists in Schools 2020 Expo: Stay at Home Edition

August 12, 2020

ComMotion presented an overview of the "Rhythms of the Latin World" program at the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County 2020 Artists in Schools Expo.

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Dancing Against Cancer in the Triad

July 28, 2020

ComMotion partnered with Relay For Life of Guilford County, NC and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Triad, NC  to launch "Dancing Against Cancer in the Triad".  Proceeds from these fun and easy online dance parties will support both the American Cancer Society and ComMotion's dance programs for cancer survivors.

Online Dance Class with Wounded Warrior Project Houston

July 18, 2020

ComMotion led a really fun dance class for the warriors and caregivers of the Wounded Warrior Project in Houston, TX.

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Rhythms of the Latin World Online with the Emily K Center

July 10, 2020

ComMotion had a great time presenting the "Rhythms of the Latin World Online" program to the Pioneer Scholars program of Emily Krzyzewski Center, a non-profit college access organization in Durham, NC.

Making Strides on the Dance Floor - Triangle

Support the fight against breast cancer through the fun and fitness of dancing!  The dance party begins on June 17.  To register, visit: http://commotionnc.org/making-strides-on-the-dance-floor-triangle/

Duke Cancer Institute Survivorship Day 2020

June 11, 2020

As a part of Duke Cancer Institute Survivorship Day, ComMotion taught an online Latin dance class for survivors.  Everyone had so much fun!

Online Dance Classes with the Wounded Warrior Project of NC & SC


ComMotion is having a great time teaching Latin dance classes via Zoom for the veterans and family members of the Wounded Warrior Project! Individuals, couple, friends, and whole families are moving, laughing, and smiling together.

Arts Access Sponsors Subscriptions to Rhythms of the Latin World


 Arts Access sponsored 10 subscriptions to ComMotion's "Rhythms of the Latin World" program!  See their full newsletter here:https://mailchi.mp/fd182f0d…/arts-access-news-events-3255517

Healthy Movements Online for Cancer Survivors


 ComMotion is excited to announce the launch of the online version of our Healthy Movements program for cancer survivors.  These fun and upbeat video lessons are 10-20 minutes in length and teach a variety of Latin dances.  It's a great way for survivors and their family members to stay active and have fun.

Thanks to the support of many generous donors to our GoFundMe campaign, any prior participants in ComMotion's classes for cancer survivors are eligible to enroll at NO COST! 
The fee for new students is $15 per month.

To watch a sneak preview and to enroll, visit:

Wake County Small Business Fundraiser


Our amazing friends at Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, Raleigh - North are supporting small businesses in Wake County by selling custom t-shirts and donating $10 for each t-shirt sold! Please support ComMotion by visiting the Wake County Small Business Fundraiser website and purchasing an awesome ComMotion t-shirt!

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More, a fellow member of Shop Local Raleigh, is a major sponsor of ComMotion's program, especially our Brentwood Boys & Girls Club Dance Team.

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ComMotion presentation for Clemson University


Today ComMotion was honored to give a guest lecture, via Zoom, with students in Clemson University Recreational Therapy. The presentation included an overview of ComMotion's programs, an adaptive dance activity, and an extended Q&A session where the students asked lots of great questions. The students were very enthusiastic and we're looking forward to continuing to work with them in the future!

Blaze Sports Class for Veterans cancelled

Unfortunately, due to COVID concerns, the Latin Dance Class for Veterans in Norcross, Georgia that was scheduled for March 20, 2020 has been canceled.  We will work on rescheduling.

Dance Enhanced Stress Management (in Spanish)

February - April, 2020


ComMotion partnered with social workers and health educators to provide a multi-faceted program of stress management techniques, including dance, with all instruction provided in Spanish.

Sponsored by Wake County Human Services Women's Health Clinic

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ComMotion featured on PolkStudents.com

December 8, 2019

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ComMotion featured in the Tryon Daily Bulletin

December 20, 2018

ComMotion on TV!

May 18, 2018

ComMotion was featured in a two-part story on Univision 40 entitled

"Medicina para el Alma" (Medicine for the Soul)

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ComMotion Students win at 2018 VA Creative Arts Festival

ComMotion students participated in the 2018 Durham VA Creative Arts Festival competition.  They won the following:

1st Place - Structured Classical Ballroom

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place - Structured Latin Ballroom

3rd Place - Country/Western/Folk/Ethnic