development program that integrates high-quality
dance instruction with performance, leadership
and mentor opportunities for young people in
Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to educate, inspire
and unite young people through dance, propelling them
to become compassionate leaders.
Moving in the Spirit. It’s expressed by
students when their peers give them
encouragement during a particularly
unexpected friendships while waiting
for their children to finish class.
forged lifelong bonds and now watch
their own children dance together.
and his daughters, Tyler Gardner
and Colie Neidlinger, have
positively impacted thousands
of Atlanta’s youth.
Moving in the Spirit as a beneficiary by will, trust or endowment gifts:
Sallie Smith, Clayton Whitehead, Pam Wuichet & J.D. Scott
graduated from high school.
Moving in the Spirit with a 2013
Governor’s Award for the Arts
Dr. Charné Furcron, presented our
evaluation model at the American
Dance Therapy Association
June 5, 2014 as Moving in the Spirit Day.
premiered The Wonder Years,
a dance tribute to the music and
social justice work of Stevie Wonder,
at the Rialto Center for the Arts at
Georgia State University.
an 11 Alive Kids Who Care Award
for her phenomenal commitment to
creating change through the art
afraid of my goals, not be afraid of my
dreams, and to just do it. For me to step
out on faith and say, ‘This is what
I’m going to do,’ has freed me.”
T. Lang (Spelman College)
Lillian Ransijn (Ground Delivery Dance)
Amanda Lower (Northwestern University)
opened me to new perspectives in life and dance."
Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga, TN
Berea College, Berea, KY
7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta, GA
empowered to go do something extraordinary."
Company is an all female
company, it really puts an emphasis
on girl power. We talk about what
it means to be a girl and how
we relate to society.”
dancers throughout history and collaborated
with the college students."
hosted us for our very own show,
You Grow Girl. The energy from the
crowd encouraged us to keep going and
know that we're on the right path."
flexibility and sportsmanship.
We bond together as if we’re all a
group of brothers. It makes the
performance that much better
because you trust people.”
Blake Dalton, guest choreographer
and I think it proved to everybody
that all guys can dance."
teachers was that they pushed us.
If some dancers were having trouble
learning the steps, the teachers
would tell other students to help
them. It pushed all of us to work
harder, and it helped me grow
as a leader.”
Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
with our teachers on our dance. I was
nervous to perform, but when I stepped
onstage I was excited because
I got to express myself."
Moving in the Spirit has such a
positive impact on our kids. They
display all the qualities Moving in
the Spirit instills: leadership,
pictured here with their daughter,
Nandi, age 12