Home News TribuneBy MARY ANN BOURBEAU • STAFF WRITER •
February 8, 2010
FRANKLIN — Ginger Haithcox has been dancing
since the age of 2. It's been a big part of her life,
and now she wants to share it with others who may
not be able to afford traditional dance schools.
Haithcox started Modern Motion, a nonprofit dance
school for beginner and advanced dance students.
Classes, which began on Jan. 25, are to be offered at
the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Amwell Road
on Monday evenings. She created the school as a
nonprofit so she could keep the tuition lower.
"Dance has always been a part of my life and I'm
delighted for the opportunity to share it with
others," said Haithcox, a member of the National
Dance Education Organization and Dance New
Jersey. "My hope is for the school to grow and
expand to its own facility, and to bring dance to
those who haven't ever taken a class before. Many
people, both children and adults, say they never
took dance classes because they couldn't afford it."
One of Haithcox's goals is to offer a wholesome
experience to children that will counteract the
mature images they see on television and in
"They are bombarded with strong sexual innuendo,"
said Haithcox, who works fill-time as a Girl Scout
leadership development specialist, and in the
summer as a director at Oak Spring Camp in
Somerset. "Kids don't get to just be kids. Dance is
good, clean fun."
At the recitals, the students will be dressed in age-
appropriate costumes and parents will be given free
"Parents invest so much of their time and energy
driving their children to dance classes," she said.
"Having to pay to see the final production can be
For the past 10 years, Haithcox has been dancing
and choreographing at area studios, colleges,
schools, youth programs, churches and camps.
She teaches ballet, tap and jazz and will be starting a
liturgical dance class in the spring.
"It's a combination of ballet and modern dance set to
traditional hymns or gospel music," she said.
Haithcox, 28, said all the profits will be put toward
furthering the mission of the school, eventually
offering scholarships for dance classes or for
college dance majors.
For more information, visit www.modernmotion.org.
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