Get to know us...
A Note from the Owner,
It is a pleasure to have such a wonderful team to work with. We truly love impacting the children and adults in these programs. The lessons learned in these classes go beyond movement, exercise and tumbling. We teach lessons to be carried throughout life!
Traci is the Owner and Founder of Communities In Motion. She has many years experience with dance and fitness. Her dance and tumbling career began when she was 12 years old in Winchester, IN. By the time she was 14, she was asked to help instruct classes in her studio. She continued to teach children's dance and tumbling throughout her High School and College years. Traci also danced competitively and professionally throughout her dancing career, most notably touring the United States and Canada as one of Hoctor's Dance Caravan Kid's and performing in the Catskills at the Pines Resort Dinner Theatre. Traci then received her B.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness with a minor in Physical Education for the Older Adult population specializing in Cardiac Rehab from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. As her internship she studied Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehab at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. Traci then moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she worked in Adult Daycare and Corporate Fitness most notably as the Fitness Program Coordinator at TRW's World Headquarters. Her extensive background in dance and fitness then led her to start the Company "Dance with Traci" in cooperation with Mayfield Community Education which is now known as Communities In Motion. Traci's primary role now is one of managing and coordinating. Traci is married to Brian Wallin who graduated from Mayfield Schools and John Carroll University and together they have two biological sons and 3 adopted daughters. Brian and Traci have a heart for adoption.
My name is Leah and I have been involved with dance since I was a school-aged child and continued to participate with groups during my undergraduate career. During high school, I served as dance captain for two years and was provided numerous opportunities to choreograph sets, as well as teach my peers. I worked in childcare with the YMCA and feel very comfortable interacting little ones and their parents. This is my second year teaching with Communities in Motion. I really enjoy having fun with the kids and finding new creative ways for them to learn about dance and movement.
My name is Stephanie and I currently attend Mentor High School. I have been involved in many activities from cheerleading, piano, theatre, gymnastics and of course dance! I have taken dancing lessons since I was a little girl. I especially love working with children and choreographing fun, new, creative dances that gets everyone active and moving.
Line Dance Instructor
My name Christine Fekter. I have been dancing for 24 years, many of which I've spent teaching. I enjoy line dancing at Painesville Township Park whenever I am able to. I am married, with two boys, Brandon and Anthony, they are 20 and 17. In my free time, I enjoy walking in the park, working out at the gym and just being with my kids. I taught for Wendy, the previous owner, since '09, then I taught for Tracy until '14. I am looking forward to teaching line dancing again.
My name is Ava and I recently graduated from College with my Bachelor of Arts with the main focus being Early Childhood Education. I have been dancing since age 3 doing everything from hip-hop, tap, lyrical, jazz and ballet. I have an amazing family and enjoy listening to music, spending time with them, and of course dancing! I have been working with the company for over a year now and I am pleased with the opportunity to keep children active and interested in dance and movement.