• I just wanted to share how happy my daughter is in Ms. Linda's Thursday class. She went from crying on the floor before the first class to asking us every single day "Do I have dance today?"

    So thank you for being here and brining joy to us!!

  • Our community appreciates you and loves you. Thank you for giving yourself to our kiddos!

  • I just wanted to say what an amazing job you both did in creating a wonderful dance experience! The show made me smile from beginning to end. My daughter has never done anything like this before and she had so much fun on stage she was all smiles, even though she was really nervous and scared going into it. Every other dance class she has taken she would sit in my lap instead of do the performance. You made it enjoyable without being stressful on the kids or parents, which cannot be easy with all those kids and numbers and costume changes, etc.

  • I love Joy in Motion and recommend you guys to all my friends. Instead of rules and being all about what you can and can't do, you turned make ups into positive inspiration.

  • I just want to let you know that Olivia had a fantastic time at your dance class this Thursday. In her own words, "It’s the funnest class ever."

  • Yesterday I had the priviliege of watching the spectucular event that the two of you put together. I volunteered for 3 shows and sat in the audience for the 5 pm show. During the finale, I found myself dancing, singing the lyrics (which I think are etched in every parents mind!) and welling up with tears. The joy and celebration in the room was simply spectacular. It felt ….well…church-like! The children who are flourishing under your tutulege, and parents who benefit from your role modeling and the Lamorinda Community —who will soon be plugging you two as a top reason to live in the area — are so incredibly lucky that you two had the courage to take your vision, core values (Diversity/Positivity/Collaboration and Empowerment) and your energy to make JIM a reality.

    Thanks again from the bottom of my heart. You two are gifts.

  • Dance is new for Ruth (and me!) so thank you for making it such a great first experience for us!

  • We are so happy that you are still in the community!

  • Soleil had a blast in your class! She came home and wouldn’t stop tapping and got my 7 year-old wanting to do it too.

  • You are both AMAZING and your show will be, too!!! Thank you so much for making it so easy for us parents, so confidence building for our kids and fun for all. I can't wait to be in the audience!

  • My five year old Clare LOVED your class on Monday and has been asking when she can come back. Great job and we are so excited to be a part of your classes.

  • I wanted to thank you for a fantastic first year! My daughter and I had a blast dancing with you and will be coming back next year.

  • Thank you! We've never been in any kind of dance show so this is all new to us. Yesterday was so much fun and exciting. I didn't realize how many dancers there are! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the children!

  • Thank you. I LOVE how you know your audience so well.

  • I just wanted to tell you that you are building something truly amazing. The vibe and culture are so perfect for Anna. She is having so much fun and is developing as a dancer. The energy in the room was great and I loved seeing some boys involved.
    Keep up the great work!!!

  • I also just want to say what an UNBELIEVABLE job you two are doing!! I have heard from dozens of parents how impressed they are with how organized you guys are, especially considering the number of dancers and performances you are juggling! But most importantly, I am so impressed by the amazing and fun time these kids are having! The love and passion that you two have for Joy In Motion and everything it stands for shows!

  • I wish I'd access to such a team like Justin and Linda when I was a kid!