About Us

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. 

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.

One thing that unites us all is the firm belief that dance should once again be a part of every day life.

Our Mission



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.

Our Vision

Everyone should be dancing


Be a place where every bodies, regardless of race, class, gender, age, ability, or experience level is welcomed to dance.

Our Values

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.

Our Goals

Invested in 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.  

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