Dance Is Therapeutic!

Join our community virtually or in the studio. We would love to have you!


Dance Therapy movement

the spirit of yoga

We offer therapeutic dance and yoga classes that will awaken your body and spirit. Heart-Dance classes offer a unique fusion of World Dance, Yoga, & Martial Arts. Experience a place for freedom of expression and discover your journey to wellness. Make yourself a priority and find happiness. Love how you feel.

“Move through life with more confidence and less anxiety.”

The Benefits of Dance Therapy & Yoga

Dance movement therapy, also known as DMT, helps individuals foster physical, cognitive, and social connection. Heart-Dance classes offer a unique fusion of World Dance, Yoga, & Martial Arts. This therapy is used for all individuals. It greatly promotes self-esteem, self-awareness, and expression.

Heart-Dance is infused with the spirit of Yoga which further boosts immunity and relieves stress. Yoga has been shown to also reduce inflammation. Prioritize your well-being and begin your journey toward wellness and joy.


Meet Dominique

My passion is bringing the cognitive, emotional, and physical benefits of dance to everyBody.

I am a Nia Technique Black Belt, a certified MoveIT teacher, Moving to Heal, and Yoga Instructor. Heart-Dance Therapy classes are based on mindful, systemic, and accessible movement that is designed to improve flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability.

Classes are joy-filled, joint-friendly movement suitable for all life stages.

Movement will be inspired by the art and science of dance, martial arts and yoga, as we invite our own personalization. The result is a unique and deeply satisfying experience.

Classes are In-Studio, Outside, and Live via Zoom. ​


Dominique is wonderful - I can't say enough good things about her.    She has motivated me to continue working out because of her enthusiasm and creativity and knowledge about fitness.    Her classes are the highlight in my week!!    

Chris Hosman

If anyone has the winter blues, I wanted to let you know about Dancing with Dominique, which will cure your blues and blahs. The wonder of Zoom is that wherever in the world you live you can experience the thrill and exhilaration of dancing with the remarkable Dominique, a longtime Ann Arbor resident. It's a unique combination of movement forms:  part dance, part tai chi, part yoga, part pure joy. You can be a total beginner, like me, or a skilled dancer and get an equal amount of joy from her classes. She really is unlike any other dance teacher--empathic and inspiring in her grace and imagination. Try it, and you'll be amazed.

Margaret (Peggy) Somers

University of Michigan

Dominique inspires me!  I followed her from the studio to Zoom. In a fun and creative way she helps me to move far more than my daily walks require.  Her agility, joyful music and liveliness all inspire.

Leslee Cassel-Bonilla

Dance with Dominique has taught me how to appreciate my body and how to move gracefully and without inhibition. I leave each session refreshed in mind, body, and spirit.

Vi Benner

Amazing Instructor. She is passionate about her classes and it shows. Dancing with Dominique is sure to bring you joy.  It really is a great work out and is easy on the joints.

Sarah Kreiner

The Mix Studios

When I'm in Ann Arbor, I like to attend Dominique's classes. I always leave feeling positive and powerful.

Pamela Murray

Dominique is so joyful and exuberant that I am always inspired to push myself into that zone of joyful movement.  She never pushes one too hard, nor expects perfection.  I feel as though she opens doors to creativity and movement.

Janet Osborn