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Joy of Dance

Inspired Movement: Inspire, Artistry, Excellence

Children looking for a fun and challenging experience this fall need not look any further than Inspired Movement Dance and Performing Arts (IM). With a brand-new studio in Rancho Santa Fe, IM offers programs for all ages and dance levels that leave dancers wanting to come back for more.

Jenna Saylor opened IM because she is passionate about instilling confidence in every child. She seeks to help develop their talents and unveil their full potential. The Academy Program offers age groups two to eight, nine to 11, and 12 and up a variety of dance classes, including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, acro, and musical theater. Students can also compete at local competitions and perform at community events through the Academy Program’s Performance Company. Two new conservatory programs – Inspired Movement Ballet Conservatory and Inspired Movement Company Conservatory – are designed to prepare students for professional careers or acceptance to college-bound programs, with an emphasis on technical excellence and performance experience.


Regardless of which program your child participates in, IM provides a welcoming, friendly, and encouraging atmosphere for all dancers to learn, grow, and have fun. “What makes IM stand out is our personal connection all the staff members are able to make with the dancers and their families,” explained Owner Jenna Saylor. “Every dancer feels valued and cared about.” Students arrive at the studio where they are checked in and greeted by name by the front desk staff. All IM programs provide a strong technical base while guiding each student towards self-confidence and promoting integrity and a passion for dance. “The teachers pour their heart into what they do, and you can feel it,” said Jenna. “Our students are pushed and challenged in class in a nurturing and fun atmosphere. Our students are not only taught to be great dancers, but great people.”

The positive environment at IM inspires success. “Our company just returned from Nationals, placing in overalls, and we had multiple dancers named Icon of the Year at Hollywood Connection and Dancer of the Year at LA Dance Magic,” Jenna shared. She takes pride in providing the perfect balance between recreation and competition for every dancer at the studio. “It’s competitive but not about winning,” she added. “It’s about unlocking each dancer’s personal potential and staying focused on the journey and the process.”



Name of Business: Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts
Name of Owner: Jenna Saylor
Years in Position: 8
Year of Establishment: 2012
Address: 16089 San Dieguito Rd., Ste. H104 Rancho Santa Fe, 92067
Phone: 858-523-8774
Description of Business: Inspired Movement is dedicated to creating a passionate and meaningful dance experience for all individuals.