Motion Pacific Dance Studio

Where Santa Cruz Comes to Dance
Providing over 1500 dance classes each year for students aged 2 to 80+ in an environment and space where dance can thrive at all levels.

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Support Dance & the Arts In Your Community

Motion Pacific is a 501(c)3 charitable arts organization dedicated to dance as art, cultivating imagination, community engagement and discipline through accessible dance education and presentation.

Learn the different ways you can help to support our important mission.

  • THIS STUDIO IS THE BEST. I take modern, jazz, dance party workout, burlesque, and tons of other classes here. This studio has been a second home to me, especially during covid. Dancing here around these wonderful people with these wonderful teachers has basically saved my life during this time of turmoil. Special shout-out to Collette and Meredith for being both wonderful teachers and for keeping this place running!!
    - Kelsey K (MP Student, Community Member)
  • I’ve danced at Motion Pacific off and on since I was a little girl. I’ve always had wonderful experiences with motion. The studio environment is incredibly supportive; both the staff and the dancers are very welcoming. The events are super fun as well and definitely my favorite way to spend a Saturday.
    - Jennifer M (MP Student, Community Member)
  • It's incredibly difficult to find a studio that is welcoming to adult beginners, so finding Motion Pacific was wonderful. Every class I have been to has been amazing and accepting of anyone who wants to try out dance. I know their children's classes are marvelous, but I highly recommend them for any adult who wants to start dancing as well. It's never too late!
    - Aquila S (MP Student, Community Member)
  • Motion Pacific is my home away from home!! They have the best variety of adult classes with amazing instructors. The studio is a highly inclusive space which strives to reach all corners of our community to offer dance to all. Motion Pacific has created a beautiful dance community for all ages. Come find your rhythm at Motion. You will not be disappointed.
    - Johanna S (MP Student, Performer, Community Member)

LGBTQIA+ & Motion Pacific

Motion Pacific hosts a variety of LGBTQIA+ events and performances on a regular basis.

Motion Pacific's Work-Trade Program

Love to dance AND give back to the Santa Cruz arts community? Check out our work-trade program.