Meet the Owners

 

Chris Lechner

He began dancing because of his wife. After 24 years of her persistence, Chris  decided to buy her dance lessons for their anniversary. Little did they know how important dance would become in their life.

Chris and his wife,Dawn, competed locally in the Cactus Classic and Sahuaro Ball finishing first in their ballroom Am/Am division.

In 2017 Chris competed in the UCWDC Pro/Am circuit with several 1st & 2nd place finishes.  He placed 5th overall at the world finals in San Francisco. Chris and his partner, Jessica, have also competed in other ballroom events with multiple 1st place finishes. In 2018, they performed for the annual Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona Dancing With Our Stars charity event.

Chris has been the Vice President for USA Dance Southern Arizona Chapter since 2017.  He is passionate about building the dance community and enjoys engaging with others who share his love of dance.

 

Jacque Harris

Jacque has been teaching private lessons and group classes for over 14 years, and is now Co-Owner of Music in Motion Dance Studio. She teaches Ballroom, Latin, Country and Swing. She has extensive experience in Salsa and has choreographed a Pro Women’s Salsa Formation. She also choreographed a competitive Salsa routine for a Pro couple. Jacque has coached other professionals and their students specifically in Salsa.

Jacque has competed professionally in American Rhythm and has performed many Pro Solo routines in several styles of dance including Theater Arts. She has also won Top Teacher and has had Top Students at numerous NDCA events.

She loves teaching, inspiring and helping people through the many benefits of dance.

Jacque considers herself a versatile dancer. She loves performing and expressing herself through dance.

 

Jessica Harris

Dance has always been a part of Jessica’s life. Her first performances were ballet, tap, and jazz with Dance Infusion at the Tucson Convention Center at the age of 3. She has studied ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip hop, tap, musical theatre, and choreography. She has also studied and performed, with several local dance companies, youth groups, charity events, and television appearances.

Jessica began teaching and competing professionally in ballroom dance in 2003. Accolades began to come early on, and include 1st Place Pro Smooth Multi-Dance at Cactus Classic in 2009, 1st Place Pro Showdance at Cactus Classic in 2013, 2nd Place Division 2 and 2nd Place West Coast Swing Jack and Jill at Colorado Country Classic in 2013, 1st Place Division 2 at Arizona Dance Classic in 2013, 3rd Place Top Teacher at Colorado Country Classic in 2017, as well as several awards for Top Teacher, ProAm solos, Multi-Dances, and UCWDC Events.

Jessica has a strong passion for music as well. She has provided music as a DJ for many ballroom dance parties. She also enjoys creating choreography. Her work includes group classes, showcase routines, competition routines, wedding dances, formations, UCWDC Events, and professional routines.

Jessica’s skills and accomplishments reach far beyond just dance. She has performed as a singer, model, and actor at several venues in Tucson, Phoenix, California, and New York. Jessica is currently competing in the UCWDC and WSDC circuits.

Jessica loves sharing her passion for dance with others, and feels deeply blessed to have a fulfilling career and amazing students.

 

Meet the Staff

Mike started dancing in high school starring in musical theater productions at age 15 and began ballroom dancing while in college at Write State University in 1998.

Mke started teaching professionally in 1999 at Arthur Murray Dance Studioin Columbus Ohio.

He also danced and sang in a professional dance company  while in Columbus Ohio for 2 years via Heidi Spears Sottak while teaching at Arthur Murray. Mike taught and competed with students professionally for 5 years and attended many dance camps.

He moved to Tucson in 2004 and began teaching at Shall We Dance. That same year he was introduced to country western dancing and started competing in the UCWDC. He danced Division II with Colleen Concannon and moved up to Division I and won his way into Masters.

Mike has traveled the world competing professionally and with students for 21 years in American Rhythm, Same Sex Latin, and Country. He’s been certified in Arthur Murray’s Bronze syllabus as well as the Bronze and Silver syllabus of DVIDA. Mike’s judged numerous ballroom events through the UCWDC.

Mike is an accomplished dancer and  Grand Masters Champion with both Colleen Concannon and Maryann Harvey, having placed in the top 6 in Masters at worlds several times with both. I currently compete with students of all ages and levels in both Country and Ballroom while competing in Masters with Maryann Harvey. I was awarded the Classic Choice Award from Kay Bryan when Colleen retired.

 

Nikki Reck

Nikki Reck has been dancing for 18 years and has been teaching just over 6. Nikki trained primarily in Ballet for 9 years before branching into different genres. At the age of 15, She was accepted into a prestigious competitive dance company that placed 1st in state and ranked 4th in the nation. In this company, Nikki trained in different genres including; Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Nikki then moved to Prescott, AZ and was hired as a dance teacher at Fusion of Movement where she taught all ages of children the basics of dance. She coached two competitive dance teams that took home 1st place, Gold and High gold awards. Nikki has a very strong passion for dance and for those who want to learn. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with all levels and ages of kids & adults who have an interest in dance.