About Us

Welcome to Moving Studios !

Since 1990, Moving Studios has offered classes that are positive, friendly and full of movement.  We help children develop motor skills and encourage creativity and self-expression through the art of dance.

Moving Studios offers…
  • Creative Dance classes at preschools, community centers,  camps,  and after school programs for children ages 2 and up 
  • Teacher Workshops at professional conferences or individual schools
  • Mom and Tot classes to get you started on the right foot.   
  • Fitness classes for teens and adults
  • Birthday parties at your home or First Position Dance Arts in Ardmore
  • Special events:  Family Dance, School Assembly Programs, Fit2Learn and more 

“My child wakes up and says ‘Is today dance at school?’”
                Ann Silvi
               Mother of Charlotte Reuben,  age 4
“The teachers are very personable and combine enthusiasm with a love of dance.”
      Brian Barrett
      Haverford Township Department of Parks & Recreation


 “I found a real treasure when I discovered Moving Studios!”        Nancy Klein
        New Gulph Children’s Center
Founders Eileen Lawson,  Donna Starkman and Elizabeth Luff danced together in the  Philadelphia area for a decade performing at the Painted Bride, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Please Touch Museum.  Together they  created a preschool dance curriculum that has been tested in a variety schools and communities.  Lawson holds a BFA in Dance and a Master’s in Elementary Education.  Starkman has degrees in both Dance and Elementary Education.  Luff  has a BA , has been an Artist in Education for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and is a certified teacher trainer for the PQAS program for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Elizabeth Luff has been a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, and administrator. As managing director of ZeroMoving Dance Company, she produced the company's first New York season.  Working with Carunchio & Associates, Luff researched arts education programs in the 5-county area to compile a directory of programs for a major funder; and helped raise over a $1 million dollars for college access programs for Philadelphia Schools Collaborative.  Currently, Ms. Luff operates Moving Studios, which teaches creative dance on-site at preschools, after-school programs and in the community.  She is also an instructor at First Position Dance Arts.

Luff is a certified trainer for the Department of Public Welfare early childhood programs and has taught teacher workshops for local and national Head Start programs.  Luff has developed Fit2Learn, a series of movements designed to enhance learning readiness, and received a grant to pilot the program in a local elementary school.  Presently she is developing curricular materials:  The Dancing Year: A Year of Creative Dance Lesson Plans for Preschoolers.