The Movement Source is a nonprofit, multi-media modern dance company whose mission is to expand the audience for dance in Arizona by creating exciting, accessible dance works, education programs and events.

New works are generated each season to keep audiences and artists motivated, challenged and interested.

Many major performances are interpreted for the hearing impaired, maintaining the company’s commitment to that special population.

Please Check out our Facebook for updates and events!

For more information, contact us at: 602.957.6561


Upcoming Performances/Events:


Fundraising Event at Postino Wine Bar in Arcadia

Movement Source fundraising event - come toast the company September 15th (all day donations go to the company) at Postinos Arcadia! We will be there 6 to 8 pm and would LOVE for you to join us!   Click below for more information and to view the wonderful promotional video made by our awesome videographer Stephen Perry!

Postino's Promo Video


Movement Source will be performing a new work by Brad Garner (guest artist) at the Tempe Center for the Arts as part of the Arizona Dance Festival on October 8th 2016!

Check our facebook for upcoming classes and events!

Open company classes - Monday nights at 6:30 at Dance Theatre West - 40th street and Indian School, Phoenix


Movement Source Dance Company Debuts First Dance Event At The Newton With Its Performance “Embrace”

Movement Source Dance Company kicks off Art Detour 2016 with an inspiring, innovative evening of modern dance and live music at The Newton on Third Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix. Seven original dances make up this powerful performance that explores how we embrace life’s celebrations and challenges, as individuals and as a collective community. The works include a thought provoking piece choreographed by Pilobolus dancer and Movement Source alum, Jordan Kriston, as well as a flirty tango duet choreographed by Movement Source board member and local tango dancer, Brady Hugins.

When: Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8:00pm

General Admission: $12.00 (reservations are suggested as seating is limited to 100)

Reservations: 602-957-6561 or prior to the event.

This creative performance is in partnership with Local First Arizona , a statewide non-profit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. For more information on how to become a Local First member and attend a special engagement with Movement Source dancers in conjunction with the Friday evening show , visit




Previous Performances:


Join Movement Source for our Season Finale "The Progress Project" 

April 3rd (8 pm)and 4th (2 and 8pm) 2015

@ Tempe Center for the Arts



Photo:  Paul Markow

Gather momentum with an evening of The Progress Project, presented by the innovative Movement Source Dance Company. This multimedia performance will showcase original modern dance works, as well as documentary clips by Stephen Perry that explore the nature of personal progress through the lives of individual company members. Witness powerful choreography that dives deep into what propels us as humans, both on a personal level and on a global scale. Join Movement Source for an intimate journey of breakthroughs, challenges and growth. Guest Choreographer, Li Chiao Ping (WI) contributes to the evening's thoughtprovoking program.

April 3rd and 4th, 2015
8pm Friday, 2pm and 8pm Saturday
Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA)
700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
For tickets, call the TCA box office: 480-350-2822
$ 15.00 general seating

Seating is limited; reservations are strongly recommended.

For more information, call Movement Source at 602-957-6561.

This show is appropriate for all ages and approximately 1 hour in length.


Movement Source Presents our second annual production of "The Danse Macabre"

Join us at the Willo Gallery, Saturday, October 25th for Danse Macabre! - painting class 7 pm, Macabre performance 8 pm 

admission: 40.00 for evening, take home your own canvas masterpiece, day of the dead theme, instruction: Thomas Blee Carlyle

(late admission, 15.00 for show only - 8 pm Danse Macabre, an evening of dark beauty, illusion, music and dance not to miss!)

limited seating, call 602-957-6561 for reservations - strongly recommended.


Danse Macabre at the Crescent Ballroom Tuesday October 28th 2014 @8 pm with North Brother Island Band and Master

Illusionist, Johnny Hotshot, special guests, Melissa Rex dancers;  8 pm 15.00 (15.50 at the door) reservations recommended

308 N. 2nd Ave, Phoenix



2014-2015 Season Calendar:

April Calendar

2013-2014 Season

Movement Source is excited to present our Season Finale, "Serendipity" coming in May!

Tempe Center for the Arts
Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 17th, 2014  2pm and 8pm

For tickets, please call or visit the Tempe Center for the Arts Box Office:

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, Az 85281
Box Office: 480-350-2822
General Admission: $20
Students/Seniors; $15

This year the company will showcase original modern dance works with an emphasis on all things serendipitous; the magical and mysterious moments in life that we all experience!

This multi-media event with feature choreography by Carlos Jones from NY and Angel Crissman (ASU), live music by local musician, Tobie Milford and guest theatrical performer Johnny Hotshot.

A select group of students' work will be performed in conjunction with the professional company at the matinee performance on Saturday, creating a sense of community and showcasing emerging young artists for the audience.

We hope to see you there, and as always we appreciate your support of The Movement Source!



Dear Friends,

We are reaching out to our patrons to help us meet our financial goal for producing dance in the valley this spring. Grants have been smaller, and we rely on revenue from ticket sales and teaching and performing in our community. We offer our services if you have a dance opportunity for us, please contact us! We love collaborations and being present, active and visible in our community.

We are asking you today to consider making a tax deductible donation to Movement Source. We are a non profit 501c3 arts organization in our 25th season in the valley, bringing dance to all ages in innovative ways.

Movement Association Membership Support Options:

Individual 25.00
Family 50.00
Patron 100.00
Or ANY dollar amount would be welcomed!

We sincerely appreciate your support of dance in Arizona and of the work Movement Source does to bring dance to our community!

Thank you!

 2013-2014 Season Calendar:

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