Spectrum in Motion is a gathering of people from all walks of life: those who danced professionally and have moved onto other things; students of dance; instructors of dance; those who supported dance; and those who never danced.
Spectrum in Motion was founded in 1982 in the Pioneer Valley/5 College Community of Western Massachusetts. Yet, for more than two decades the Company has made Hartford, CT its home.
One thing that unites us all is the firm belief that dance should once again be a part of every day life.
Make Dances. Raise Dancers. Build Community.
Create a sustainable home to present dance and develop equitable access to dance education for emerging artists and future leaders.
Everybody should be dancing.
Be a place where every bodies, regardless of race, class, gender, age, ability, or experience level is welcomed to dance.
Dedicated to People of Color and the American Experience
KINDNESS: We begin class with reverence in a circle. Each one is first and together we have each other’s back.
COMMUNITY: Building upon generations of seekers in need of cultivation & nourishment for the best version of ourselves.
IMMERSION & INCLUSION: Honoring and celebrating traditions of dance by building bridges of solidarity through multicultural and multigenerational stories.
INNOVATION: Tailor-made bodies in a tailor-made world, dancing in all places.
EMERGENCE: Discovering the wealth and value of dance through self-awareness.
Invested into the children, young adults, and families of the Greater Hartford Region.
HEALTH & WELLNESS: Committed to the health and wellness of our community.
EDUCATION: Instill lifelong learning through dance
SAFETY & ACCESS: A safe place to freely discover oneself.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Build Integrated curriculum to engage participants in a multifaceted (scholastic/artistic) experience.