GET TO KNOW US
HMD Boutique is a dance studio geared towards children ages 8 & under with a focus on small group classes for an individualized dance experience filled with magic and fun! We also have an adorable Boutique shop filled with some of the most fun gifts and items you can find! We carry dance and lounge wear for dancers, but we also carry tons of fun items for non-dancers. We like to think we have a little something for everyone.
Inside of our shop, you'll find dance and activewear for classes as well as cute clothes for children, teens and adults. We also offer the perfect gift options from hair accessories to art supplies, candy to cards - you're sure to find something you love!
We are also excited to bring fun and fancy events to the community that will add a little flair to your child's week! These one time, creative outlet camps for your little one are sure to bring a smile to their day in a safe and fun way! Be on the lookout for princess parties, afternoon tea, fairytale garden fun, Superhero Saturday, and so much more! These events will be filled with fun, art, and education to help your child develop and grow! You can also find us participating in all of the local Ada community events. We are so excited to become a part of this sweet, vibrant community!
MEET THE TEAM
Ali is the founder of the Hearts in Motion Dance Project, and most recently, HMD Boutique. She was formally trained at the Grand Rapids Ballet, then continued her dance education at Ada Dance Academy throughout middle and high school. She holds an elementary teaching certificate from Grand Valley State University as well as a degree in public relations and business. She spent five years involved with GVSU Dance Troupe, choreographing and serving on the executive board as head of fundraising. Ali is passionate about continuing dance education to help her become a better teacher and studio owner. She has attended the Dance Teacher Summit three times, where she has studied both business and teaching courses under professionals like Twitch, Travis Wall, Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels and more! Ali also attends multiple More Than Just Great Dance Conferences each year, including Studio Owner University, Member Rally, and Teacher Training. She has also taken classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and is module 1 certified to teach Acro through Acrobatic Arts.
At Hearts in Motion, Ali teaches many of the classes from baby ballet classes to teen competitive team. She loves working with all different levels and styles of dancer as each of them is wonderful and unique! One of her favorite parts of teaching is seeing her students set and reach their goals! She started The Hearts in Motion Dance with the simple thought that everyone can dance and has carried that with her to the boutique!
Kylie Krason started dancing at the age of four in Flushing, MI, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and tumbling. She attended Grand Valley State University where she was a part of GVSU Dance Troupe for three years and the Dance Troupe Ensemble. After graduating from Grand Valley with her B.S. in Psychology she spent some time in Australia where she attended dance workshops and classes to further her dance education. Kylie has previously taught at Center Stage Dance Academy in Flushing and is a former member of Vertical Ambition Dance Company. She also coached the Grand Rapids Drive dance team in its first year. Kylie also works to continue her education and has attended the Dance Teacher Summit three times to further her teaching practices taking classes from industry professionals. Kylie has also attended More Than Just Great Dancing Teacher Training, is a member of the MTJGD Rising Leaders, and is module 1 certified to teach acro through Acrobatic Arts.
Kylie has been with Hearts in Motion for a majority of it's existence and on top of teaching, serves as Director of Development for the studio. We love having her smiling face at the studio and at the phones! Miss Kylie teaches an array of classes, but specializes in tap and acro. She also excels at helping students reach goals and feel strong and confident by implementing our Star Leadership program at the studio!
Briana Scoby is a Dance instructor/Choreographer originally from Central Florida, currently living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her love of dancing began at the age of 2 when her parents realized that she preferred to dance through the house rather than walk, and they quickly enrolled her at a studio. Her passion for dance continues to this day. Briana studied Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical & Modern dance at A Dancer's Place; James Dance Center and Susan's Danceworks, all in Central Florida. She was a member of the James Imagemakers Dance Company & Susan's Danceworks Dance Company winning gold, high gold & platinum awards. She won the title of Miss Teen Dance on the Beach in 2008. Briana began student teaching at the age of 12, and following graduation in 2010, accepted a position as a dance instructor in Central Florida. Briana has done choreography for The Florida Lake Symphony Orchestra, East Hollywood Pictures "What the Dickens" Flash Mob Contest & Florida Hospital.
After relocating to Michigan in 2017, Briana spent the next year teaching Ballet and Tap at The Dance Network. She has trained with Mr. Juan Sanchez of Dance Educators of America, Miss Judy James, formerly of the St. Louis Ballet, Miss Kat Wildish, formerly of the New York City Ballet & the American Ballet Theatre and at the Ailey Extension and Broadway Dance Center in New York City,Miss Kari Huffman, a former dancer with the Royal Caribbean Cruise line & former director of Kari's Dance Factory in Key West, Fl. Briana has also performed at Disney Springs; at Universal Studios, Fl, and with the LC Swing Band in Central Florida.
Recently married to Kevin Scoby, her childhood sweetheart, Briana spends her time away from the studio working in her father-in-law's business, exploring her new home state of Michigan and working towards becoming an American Ballet Theater Certified Instructor. Miss Briana recently certified in Progressing Ballet Technique which she will be incorporating into her classes this year as well! Miss Briana serves as both an expert pre-school instructor as well as an outstanding Ballet instructor with Hearts in Motion. While Miss Briana has been with us for years at Hearts in Motion, this will be her first year at the boutique. We are excited to have her join us and bring her flair for teaching to Ada!