In 2007, a group of Nia instructors founded Studio Sway to have a place to offer classes, workshops, and events to inspire the community to find health and wellness. They continued this mission for six years, moving the studio to its current location in 2011.
Ownership of Studio Sway changed hands in 2016 and became MOVE!. With the change of ownership its focus was expanded from a boutique fitness space focused on dance movement arts (Nia Technique™, Ecstatic Dance, etc.) to a facility that now includes MixxedFit™. Self-defense and martial arts classes are being added in the near future.
At MOVE!, you can work at building your strength and cardiovascular fitness. You could lose weight and you just might lose your blues. Our classes help relieve stress and enhance vitality. Our dance class students love the playfulness of their classes and the sense of community they get from dancing and sweating together. Our goal is for everyone to have fun while they’re MOVEing.
MOVE! is a rental studio—meaning independent teachers use the space to conduct classes in various dance and exercise modalities, MixxedFit and other fitness classes, as well as workshops.
The clean, bright studio features a floating birch wood floor, a wall of mirrors, a warm and inviting reception area, a changing area, and a bathroom. It is approximately 1,500 square feet in size. We have two sets of lights (one set may be dimmed), sheer curtains that can be pulled across the mirrors to create a more intimate environment, and shades on the windows facing the patio. Filtered water is available on a complimentary basis for all instructors and students. The studio holds an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) music license, so teachers are able to play any music they desire in the studio without fear of licensing violations.
Teachers looking to conduct weekly classes will find MOVE! distinct among rental spaces of its kind. First, the space is fantastic! The sprung dance floor is unique among Albuquerque studios. Additional amenities include a great sound system powered by three dynamic speakers and access to a wireless Samson microphone maintained by the studio. The studio also features easy, off-street parking.
Secondly, owner, Carl Parker, bolsters class attendance through various marketing methods, including posting your bio on this website, posting class announcements in MOVE!’s e-newsletters and social media sites, and sharing your classes through local media outlets.
Check out the current class schedule to see if the time slot you want is available!
Workshops and Special Events
MOVE! is an exceptional venue for workshops and special events. Special event rentals include all the amenities of our fantastic space, but do not include marketing support unless otherwise agreed upon.
Current rental rates are $25 per hour (plus New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax) for special events. For special events of four hours or more at one time, receive a discounted rate of $22 per hour (plus NM GRT).
To learn more about renting MOVE!, contact owner Carl Parker by phone at (505) 485-5454 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org