Join Us in Our New Space!

Join Us in Our New Space!

Shine is at the Clifton Center!

Are you ready to Shine?

Are you ready to Shine?

Consciously Creating Harmony in Body~Mind~Spirit

Register Now for Music Together

Register Now for Music Together

Share a Song  ~  Share the Joy  ~  Make Music Together

Get In Your Body

Get In Your Body

Love Your Body,  Love Your Life!  ~  Nia Technique

Learning through Play

Learning through Play

Music & Movement Classes for Every Age

Stop Exercising ... Start Moving!

Are you ready to get moving? Come to Shine.
Our New Student Welcome Pass gets you 4 Nia classes for $20.

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Visit a Music Together® Class!

Music Together® at Shine offers the Early Childhood Music & Movement for ages birth – 7! Join us for a FREE DEMO CLASS and discover the Joy of Family Music!

Schedule Your Demo
Open the Door to Possibility

In addition to our weekly classes, Shine offers workshops, playshops and special events that are sure to make you shine. The possibilities are endless!

Join Our Family
Get a Welcome Pass for 4 Nia classes for $20 and Experience the Joy of Movement!
Be a SuperSTAR
Sign up as a SuperSTAR and get $8 classes, discounts on workshops and more!
Gift Cards
We have Gift Cards in any amount for Movement Classes or Music Together! The perfect gift!
Be Moved & Be Happy
Through Movement We Find Health! It's scientifically proven that people who dance are happier!
Shine Your Light
All music has vibrations that resonate in our bodies. And then, we send those vibrations out into the world.
Love Your Body
Dance with us and learn the Art and Science of the Body's Way. The 52 Moves of Nia are simple and offer total body conditioning.
Meet Your Teachers

At Shine, we are a teaching-learning community. Everybody is a student, and we all thrive on learning from each other. 

More coming soon!

Maria Whitley

Owner/Director/Music Together Teacher/Nia Instructor
Maria holds a Certification Level Two in Teaching Music Together and is a Brown Belt Nia Instructor. She is the space-holder for this amazing place called Shine. She loves to dance and sing with you!

Casey Emrich

Nia Instructor
Casey is a White Belt Nia Instructor. When she's not dancing at Shine, she owns and operates Consider Boutique. She practices Life as Art all the time!

Lizzie Gulick

Nia Instructor
Lizzie is a White Belt Nia Instructor. She is an extraordinary artist whose medium is textiles. The delicacy of her felted wool is reflected in her beautiful teaching style.

Dorothy Henning

Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Dorothy has returned to her hometown of Louisville after living for many years on the West Coast and in France. She brings Awareness Through Movement classes to Shine and offers individual Feldenkrais Functional Intergration sessions by appointmen in the studio as well.

Shayne Wigglesworth

Nia Instructor/MELT Method Hand & Foot Instructor
Shayne is a Black Belt Nia Instructor, a Certified 5 Stage Teacher and a MELT Method Hand & Foot Instructor. She currently lives in Lexington but loves coming to teach at Shine, her second home.

Maggie Soeder

Music Together Teacher
Maggie started as a mom in Music Together and is continuing through the program now with her third child! Her older two are now Big Kids, and she can attest to the power of music-making first hand!

Julia Purcell

Music Together Teacher
Julia began as a mom in the program with her daughter, Maya. She now holds a Certification Level One in Mastery in Teaching Music Together. When she's not at Shine, you can find Julia singing old time music with her band Maiden Radio.

Nina Musgrave

Nia Instructor
Nina is a White Belt Nia Instructor and the genius of this website!!!

Rebecca Henderson

5Rhythms Global Teacher
Rebecca Henderson, also known as the Bluegrass Gypsy, is a lifelong student of movement. When she is not on the dance floor, she may be telling you the story of your life by reading your palm.

Reach Out to Us

We would love to hear from you!
Shine Studio
in the Clifton Center
2117 Payne St
Studio 305
Louisville KY 40206