437 Route 211 East
Middletown, New York 10940
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Matthew first learned to dance Salsa at the age of 14 and the experienced renewed this mind to all that he had to offer to this Latin genre.
Matthew was not only a lead dancer but also one of the head choreographers for his college dance troops. The best part of those four years for Matthew was teaching and watching the most novice person ultimately perform on stage. The experience was both rewarding and gratifying.
Almost a decade later Matthew has totally immersed himself in anything that involves dance and has learned Salsa and Bachata from some of the best instructors in the tri-state area. He is a Salsa on "2" specialist and is excited and looking forward to sharing his knowledge, talents and abilities with others.
Lourdes Cruz is a well versed teacher of ballroom dance for nearly 20 years. Her extensive training and performance experience in Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, International and American Style dances makes her an instrumental part of the team. Her expertise in training children as well as adults proves her well-roundedness and will make for wonderful dance experiences for all who attend Faith-In-Motion. Lourdes is looking forward to enriching the lives of all who are ready to jump into a whole new season of dancing.
Initially a street dancer from the Bronx managed to broaden his dance background and artistic creativity with training in modern, jazz, African, hip-hop, salsa, and ballet. He majored in dance and choreography at Lehman College of Performing Arts. Pedro has performed with Joan Miller’s Dance Players, Forces of Nature, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, and was the founder, premier choreographer, and artistic director of The Just Us Dance Company. His choreography reflects current trends in the urban communities; while fusing the diverse styles influenced by his former mentors. The result from his style of choreography is a mutual appreciation of the performing arts within different generations, ethnic cultures, and urban communities. Pedro has appeared in music videos and choreographed-directed several off Broadway hip hop productions in NYC such as “Full Out” and “Dansical”. A former hip hop instructor for Pathways for Youth, Jubilee Multicultural Arts Center, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, and the Paracletes Arts Center.
Pam began her dance training at the Little Theater Company on the island of Jamaica and is a former leader of the Christian Faith Fellowship Dance Ministry in Middletown, NY. She has been an active member of the Middletown community for over 2 decades. Her long time love of African Dance brings a quality that will draw many to the genre. Pam brings genuineness to the African dance that makes it authentic. She looks forward to sharing her love of this dance with others.
Pam is also registered nurse for over 25 years. Her natural care and love for people is a perfect fit for Faith In Motion.
Joyce Henderson brings over 13 years of Arthur Murray ballroom training and competitive dance experience with her, as well as 10 years as the dance leader and lead choreographer at Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Middletown, NY.
Joyce has also worked in the corporate financial industry for over 2 decades. Her dance experience and financial background make for a sound foundation in business orientation in addition to dance instruction made fun for each student.
We’ve brought to our studio a group of instructors who we feel exemplify our core values of support and inclusion. While their training and experience is extensive, you will find they are patient and make it a high priority to make you feel comfortable at Fait-In-Motion. Please take a moment to meet the instructors who will be guiding you on the journey you are on to bring out the joy of dance in you at whatever stage you are in!