Motion Pacific is a nonprofit dance studio and performance space in Downtown Santa Cruz.
Once or twice a year for the past few years I have been taking photos in classes that are used in brochures and on their website. Classes span all ages and dance styles.
Motion Pacific also produces Dancing in the Streets, a free annual event which features dancers from across Santa Cruz County on multiple outdoor stages. The images from Dancing in the Streets are used in social media channels, shared with performers, and accessed for the following year's promotions.
Photos from performances throughout the year are shared over social media and with the performers. Motion Pacific is interested in capturing the culture of its studio, so I'm encouraged to take backstage photos as well, which is always super fun.