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Janet Marland

Janet Marland is the director & an instructor at FIM. She is an active member of GBDTA & Dance Masters of America. She started dance at the age of 3. As she got older & started attending conventions w/ master teachers, performing at outside venues, competing & especially assistant teaching, it was obvious which direction she wanted to head in after high school graduation. She began teaching at the studio where she grew up when she turned 18. Janet also attended Bridgewater State University where she got her Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness & Exercise Science. While at BSC she was a member of the Dance Company & traveled on tour with Dance Olympus as a VIP during the summer of 1992. In addition to continuing to teach after college, she worked at Milford Hospital for 2 years in the cardiovascular department.

In 1998, Janet decided it was time to focus on what she had a real passion for which was teaching children to dance. She officially opened FIM in 1999 inside a gymnastics facility in Medway, MA. After outgrowing the space FIM moved to its 2nd location in 2005. Again needing to expand FIM moved to its current location the summer of 2012. Miss Janet got married in 1996 & has 3 children, ranging in age from 13 to 3. Due to the growth of the studio & demands of raising a family, over the past 17 years, she has gone from teaching all classes herself to having an incredible faculty who also share her passion for dance.

Janet Marland
Ashley Connolly

Ashley began dancing at the age of three at Krylo Dance studio in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She continued her studies at Festival Ballet Providence, where she danced with the junior company for four years.  A 2011 cum laude graduate of Dean College, she graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in dance and a minor in business.

While at Dean, Ashley was a member of the Dean Dance Company. Ashley is also a graduate of the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston. In 2014 she taught and judged for the Dance Masters of America New England chapter scholarships. Ashley loves to teach and pass on her knowledge and passion of dance to her students.


Ashley Connolly
Mary Ahern

Originally from Easton MA, Mary Ahern has been dancing for over 20 years. Mary has been trained in all styles of dance, but focuses her energy on jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. During college, Mary was an active member of the nationally ranked Westfield State competitive dance team, and spent time dancing with contemporary dance company, Contemporarily Out Of Order.

Mary has been a member of the Boston based company IMPACT Dance, under the direction of Meghan McCaffrey, for two seasons. She has also recently become a member of the Greater Brockton Dance Teacher's Association. Mary's passion for dance is matched only by her passion for teaching. She loves sharing her knowledge with her students and watching them develop their own love of dance."


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Emily Jane Lewis

Emily Jane Lewis grew up in Plainville, Massachusetts where she trained and competed with the former Turning Pointe School of Dance.  From the ages of four to eighteen, she took as many classes as possible in a variety of styles including tap, jazz, hip hop, and acrobatics, but especially focused in ballet and pointe.  As she is an active alumna and guest teacher at her home studio, Emily continues her education at Dean College.  She anticipates graduation in the spring of 2018 with bachelor's degrees in dance and psychology.  

Emily performed from an early age through college, but she has found a passion for teaching.  Currently, she teaches a wide range of styles and age groups at different studios in Massachusetts.  Emily has been sharing her love for dance with the Feet in Motion students since 2016.
Emily Jane Lewis

 

 

Emma Wilson

Born and raised in Weymouth, MA, Emma has been dancing for 18 years. Throughout the years she has focused her dance studies on tap, jazz and ballet, her favorites being tap and jazz. 

Emma is currently working towards her Bachelors in Dance and minor in business. She is currently the captain of the Dean College Pom Team. Emma choreographs many of their game routines and collaborated with choreography for their recent competition at Reggie Lewis, where they took home first place and overall Grand Champions. The Pom team has won 1st place and overall Grand Champions two years in a row with Emma on the team. She has also performed in various shows at Dean College. One of Emma's top performance opportunities was when she performed at the Patriots Home Opener after they won their 5th Super Bowl. Emma loves passing on her passion for dance to younger generations and challenges them to chase their dreams and work hard for their goals.

 

 

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Emma Wilson

Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, & Lyrical Dance Classes in Franklin, MA

Feet in Motion Dance Studio   •  250 East Central St.   •  Franklin, MA 02038   •  (508) 520-0054   •   feetinmotiondance@gmail.com
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