We are excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary for the
2020-2021 dance year!
At En Motion, we continue to teach our students the fundamentals of all styles of dance. Our staff has been dedicated to striving for the best for our students and allowing them to be the best dancer they can be. Our students participate in performances, conventions, competitions as well as our annual recital at the Mass Mutual Center. We would like to send a warm welcome to you and a special thank you for visiting our page.
MEETING OUR AMAZING
Shire Brown began dancing at an early age at Charmaine’s School of Dance in Springfield, MA. She eventually became a Jr. Company Member at Frank Hatchett’s before dancing with the Company at Dance Unlimited, under the direction of Collen White-Holmes and Steven Boyd. Her styles include Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz and African dance.
While earning her bachelor’s in education, she studied dance at Springfield College and participated in the White Mountain Dance Festival. She has taken classes with Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance Center in New York. Shire has a heart of love for children. She currently has her master’s in education and has been an educator for over twenty years. She started En Motion Dance Theater as an outlet for children in the community and has mentored hundreds of students over the years.
MEET OUR DANCE
Sharday is the daughter of studio owner, Shire Brown. She has been dancing since the age of 2 and has evolved to becoming her mother’s assistant coordinator. Although she has excelled in hip hop, Sharday has danced in numerous styles of dance such as Jazz, Afro, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap, Pointe, Liturgical and Musical Theater. Her choreography and performances have won multiple overall high scores at many dance competitions which includes the famous Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. She has also opened up for America’s Best Dance Crew. During her studies at the University of Hartford, Sharday was the president of the hip-hop dance team called Fenomena, and has also taken master classes from multiple famous choreographers such as LUAM, Ysabelle Capitule, Kevin Maher, Sean Bankhead, Luther Brown, Dexter Carr and Brian Friedman to name a few. She has shared some of her classes and choreography on her YouTube page and even hosted dance workshops. Sharday has continued to use her experience and knowledge to her students to allow them to succeed in dance.
Jada started dancing at the age of 6 in what was supposed to be just an after-school activity to keep active, turned into a passion of over 20 years. She has had the opportunity to take classes with the legendary Frank Hatchett and Broadway performer Mamie Duncan Gibbs. With her En Motion family, she has won overall high scores at many competitions, and is a 3 time finalist at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. She also has opened for acts such as Gospel singer Yolanda Adams and MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Season 1 finalists, Kaba Modern, Break Sk8 and Status Quo. Jada loves all types of dance, however, her favorites to teach and perform are Tap and African dance. The best thing about dance to her, is being able to teach and mentor the youth who love to dance.
Beyonn Blye also known as Mr. B is a native from Springfield, MA and has been dancing since the age of 13. He is trained in various styles from Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, African, Ballet, Musical Theater and Liturgical. Beyonn comes from a mainly performing arts and competitive dance background. While competing and performing locally around New England, he has received numerous scholarships, titles and awards from many different competitions and conventions. Beyonn began assisting dance classes early on in his dance career, which has lead him to teaching his own choreography by the age of 15. Beyonn has also taken opportunities to dance professionally, and attend master classes in areas such as Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Miami and California. He is also currently studying Secondary Education at Westfield State University. Beyonn is super excited to share his energy, passion and love for dance with everyone.
Latavia started dancing at En Motion at a very young age. She has danced in multiple styles from Ballet, Lyrical, Liturgical, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz and African dance. She participated in dance competitions as well as performances in the Nutcracker with the Albany Berkshire Ballet. As a teenager, she became an assistant and has evolved as a teacher and choreographer. Latavia enjoys using the latest kids’ songs and moves while creating her dances. She has a joy for working with children and is currently working on obtaining her Early Education Certificate in hopes of owning her own daycare.
Shanesha, the youngest daughter of Shire Brown, has been dancing at the studio from the time she learned to walk. She has danced in numerous styles such as Liturgical, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Afro, Tap, Musical Theater, Pointe and Lyrical which is her favorite. Over the years, Shanesha has won and performed in various shows and competitions. She recently began her college education at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. where she is able to manage a full-time course load along with putting in numerous hours with the Gallaudet Dance Company. Shanesha, who is deaf, has demonstrated that dance is for anyone and you can tell by the passion she has while performing.
Theresa started dancing at the age of 4. She took classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acrobats at Miss Lynn’s Dance Studio and continued dancing at Academy of Dance. Later she went to Dazzle Studio of Dance where she continued to take Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, and Acrobats. At the age of 12, she started participating in competition groups and solos. She has traveled as far as California for different competitions. Theresa’s teaching professions include Dazzle Studio of Dance and All Stars Dance Center. At En Motion she teaches Acrobats and also assists with the Lil’ Pros and competition solos. Dancing is a part of her life; she enjoys all styles of dance and enjoys teaching the next generation what she knows.
Kelly Fay grew up in the suburbs of Boston and began dancing at the age of 2. For fifteen years, Kelly studied Ballet/Pointe, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical as a member of both performance and competitive teams. She began teaching dance classes and choreographing routines as a teenager at Danceworks in Canton, MA. Kelly attended college at Westfield State where she majored in elementary education and was an active member and choreographer of the college’s dance team. Kelly began teaching at En Motion in 2013, mostly focused on Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical routines. In 2014, she also rekindled the En Motion Competition Team as the competition coordinator. Since then, En Motion has had numerous dancers and groups receive regional titles, high score awards, special awards, and even highest score of the competition at Starpower Talent.
Aleah’s dance journey began as soon as she could take classes at 1. She began with Ballet and eventually was trained in African, Hip Hop, Jazz, Liturgical, Lyrical, Modern, and Tap as well. In 2010, she joined En Motion Dance Theater where she started as a Jr. Company member. After advancing to the Company class in 2011, Aleah participated and winning dance competitions and became an assistant dance teacher. She then attended Carnegie Mellon University where she joined SPIRIT Dance team. Aleah was the captain/head choreographer for 3 of her 4 years as a member, and as captain she taught Hip Hop, African, Jazz and open classes to the entire campus. She started an annual showcase just for her dance team; but also performed at several campus events and citywide competitions. After graduating in 2019, Aleah returned to En Motion and has been takin class, attending dance conventions and teaching again.