Move & Groove Watertown started in the summer of 2020 because we recognized that kids needed a safe place to experience movement, art, and joy on their day to day life during the pandemic. We offered classes virtually and in person with pods of kids to rave reviews. Post covid we have expanded our classes and are constantly adding classes. We love being about to spread the joy of dance and music to kids and families to ages 20 months and up!
MEET THE MOVE & GROOVE TEAM!
Miss Lilia Weisfeldt
Owner & Instructor
As the owner of Move & Groove Watertown and Ballroom in Boston, Miss Lilia is a dance instructor, competitor, and businesswoman extraordinaire. Her love for dancing started when she was a student at Wellesley College, where she was invited to join the prestigious MIT Ballroom Dance Team. Competing on the team eventually led to a teaching gig—which soon grew into a full-blown teaching career. Working with beginners quickly became Miss Lilia’s joie de vivre. Since 2006, she has been helping adults overcome their doubts about the dance floor, coaching them to success with social dancing, wedding dances, and in competitions.
Miss Lilia has extensive competitive experience in the styles of rhythm, latin, smooth, and theater arts, and currently competes professionally in country dancing as well (yee-haw!). When she’s not teaching or dancing, Miss Lilia is also an active volunteer with the Rotary Club of Watertown and loves spending time with her wonderful husband, Steve, and their dog, Layla.
Miss Hana Fisher
Kids Dance and Bloom Program Director & Instructor
Miss Hana is the Program Director and dance instructor of Move & Groove Watertown. Miss Hana is trained in classical ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz. Dance has been a constant part of Miss Hana’s life growing up. Dance is a creative outlet for her to express herself through choreography, improvisation, and fun!
Miss Hana has a degree from Lesley University in Expressive Arts Therapy. She also has been working with children for about 10 years, both in daycare, dance, and homecare settings. She loves working with kids and watching them as they continue to shine and learn new things about themselves and the world. She believes that using the arts, especially dance, can add to a child’s creativity and allow them to express themselves freely.
Some fun facts about Miss Hana are that she loves to travel, go on long road trips and loves exploring new places! Her favorite food is Annie’s Mac and Cheese (best comfort food ever!). Outside the studio, Miss Hana loves to play with her adorable cats, Buffy & Spike. Miss Hana also enjoy spending as much time as she can outside. Whether it be hiking, playing basketball, going for a walk on the Cape Cod Canal, she can be found outside!
Miss Yaya Cofield
Bloom Arts Academy Lead Instructor
Miss Yaya the Lead Instructor of our Bloom Arts Academy at Move & Groove Watertown. Miss Yaya is a three time international champion for The World of Step. She’s trained in contemporary, hiphop and Step. Dance has been a constant part of my life growing up. Dance and Step is a creative outlet for her to express herself through movement, healing, and fun!
Miss Yaya is currently in my last year of grad school in the field of Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in Dance Movement Therapy at Lesley University. Miss Yaya has been working with children for about 10years, as an educator, dance instructor, and dean of students. Miss Yaya loves working with children and watching them as they continue to learn and grow.
Some fun facts about Miss Yaya:
Miss Yaya enjoys watching Netflix, loves exploring new places and her favorite color is blue and lime green. Miss Yaya always starts off her day with a new quote to make sure she has the best day ever!
Miss Shaina Reardan
Admin Assistant & Instructor
Miss Shaina is a dance instructor at Move & Groove Watertown. She is trained in classical ballet and jazz. Miss Shaina has danced from the age of three and was a member of her local studio’s Junior & Senior Dance Company, where she would compete annually at competitions. She has always had a passion for dance and aspires to share that passion in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Miss Shaina has a degree from Johnson & Wales University in Event Management and used that degree to follow her love for dance while working for a Rhode Island based dance competition company. She has always enjoyed working with children, in both daycare and dance environments. Whether it be assistant teaching at her local studio or running the dance program and summer camp at the YMCA, Miss Shaina has always enjoyed inspiring kids to express themselves through music and dance without judgment.
Miss Shaina’s favorite thing to do besides dance is adventuring outdoors with her dogs. She enjoys discovering new hiking paths where she can find the most beautiful views. Miss Shaina also loves spending time with her family and friends, especially when they enjoy a night out at their favorite local restaurants. Her favorite food is tacos, and she is always looking for the best spicy vegetarian option. If she isn’t dancing, she is either hiking, kayaking, or out to eat at a local small business.