What is Waterville Moves?

A chance for the family to move, make, and create.

Free intergenerational dance classes

Waterville Moves is a bi-weekly series that invites you to move your body, share stories, and create connections through guided movements and dance making. This class can be a great way to warm-up and stretch your physicality, or an opportunity to connect to your community. Each class is 45 minutes to an hour long, and can be taken as a series or a single workshop. Classes are free and open to all: no experience with dance needed.

Classes are every other Saturday from August 26, 2023 through May 2024.

9:30-10:15 Parent + Child with instructor Jenny Ngidi-Brown. This shorter 45 minute program is for parents with children younger than age five. This class is designed specifically for parents to move with their child.

10:30-11:30 All Ages (ages 5-105!) with instructor Matthew Cumbie. This hour long intergenerational dance class is for people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences.


Dates of Waterville Moves:

August 26
September 9 + 23
October 7 + 21
November 11
December 2 + 16
January 13 + 27
(Please note that Jan 13 will take place at Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main Street!)
February 10 + 24
March 9 + 23
April 6 + 20
May 4 + 18

(dates are subject to change)

Meet Your Instructors!

Jenny Ngidi-Brown is a mother of two littles, an occupational therapist, and a yoga teacher, who studied dance in college. She is excited to share her love of movement with the community.

Matthew Cumbie is a choreographer and dance maker who has worked on community performance and dance projects across the country. He is currently a visiting instructor in the Theater + Dance department at Colby College.

Waterville Creates’ 2023 Call for Proposals (CFP) for Community-Centered Arts Programming is the final phase of the Common Threads project. The proposals funded through the CFP represent a diverse range of artists and disciplines and are designed to attract people of all ages and backgrounds to the Paul J. Schupf Art Center by providing accessible, meaningful, and joyful arts experiences while also responding to issues and themes that are relevant and important to our community

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and realized in partnership with the Colby College Museum of Art and its Lunder Institute for American Art.