Get up and get moving

"Moving Free Music" is a creative dance party happening every morning through Labor Day. — Photo by Steve Shelley

Looking for a more lively way to start your day? Dance, opera, and theater queen Wendy Taucher has just what you need this summer. Every morning through Labor Day, get your blood flowing and have some fun at “Moving Free Music,” happening at various locations around the Island.

“Moving Free Music” is an hourlong morning creative dance party designed for adults to supplement their yoga and fitness routine. Each class is $20 to join and meets every morning on Martha’s Vineyard through Labor Day from 8 to 9 am at different convenient locations around the Island, which means they all have ample parking. According to a press release, “Moving Free Music” uses an eclectic variety of music from hip-hop to jazz to classical, concentrating on structured, self-generated movement. Dancers are encouraged to create from the inside out.

“Moving Free Movement” class was created by choreographer Wendy Taucher, based on requests from friends, students, and fellow longtime dancers to provide an intimate, semi-improvisational structure where dancers move through space and engage their own creativity, with a varied musical environment, very little downtime, and just enough instruction. The class is designed as a creative supplement to fitness, aerobics, and yoga practices. Plenty of moving, plenty of music, lots of variety — all designed to find your inner self, flow, and energy. “Moving Free Music” provides a reflective, encouraging environment, and is a great way to start your day — dancing.

Moving Free Music weekly location schedule below. All classes start at 8 am and end at 9 am, starting and stopping on time. Drop-ins are welcome, or participants can register for a class card. Classes are $20 each. A 10-class card is available for $150, or a season pass for $360. For more information, visit or call 646-872-7249.


Peacegate, 40 Peacegate Way, Vineyard Haven, across from Scottish Bakehouse.


Spindrift Studios, 258 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown, at the Triangle.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Airport Fitness, 24 Airport Road, West Tisbury; enter at airport.

Wednesdays and Fridays

Featherstone Center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Road, Oak Bluffs.