Lauren Martinich-McWain had always dreamed of owning her own dance studio. In 2007, her dream became a reality. She opened In Motion Dance Center during her senior year of college at Michigan State University. Lauren is originally from Grand Ledge and is a graduate of GLHS. Lauren is married and has two wonderful little boys.
Lauren continues her dance education every summer to keep up with new styles of dance, teaching styles and business side of dance studios. She has studied under Frank Hatchett, Janice Baringer, Darryl Retter, Becca Retter, Thommie Retter, D’onna Jacot, Elzbieta Alabuszew-kutek, Keith Clifton, Tommy Alexander, Aaron Tulson, Joe Tremaine, Gina Badone and many more.
From the beginning, IMDC has been a community dance center. We work with Delta Township and the Grand Ledge surrounding areas. We have an Annual Toys for Tots program in December to provide donations of money and toys for children in our area. We also participate in many community events, parades and festivals to show our support.
The dance industry is ever changing and we are constantly evaluating the way we operate to ensure that you, our dance families and students get the best dance education and experience possible. For example, Lauren has invested in dance syllabuses, trademarked programs and continues to hire qualified and educated dance instructors.These instructors also further their own dance education. We are a non competitive dance studio focusing on teaching dance in a FUN atmosphere.
Lauren teaches Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and the Twinkle Star program for our preschoolers. Her favorite style of dance is Tap! She encourages you to contact her or set up an appointment to see her dream in action.
We know that there are many options out there for dance studios and I am happy that you have chosen IMDC as your dance studio family.