Hello from Move To Heal South Dakota | January 2022

New Year. New Board Members. We're starting off the new year with six new members and four returning members that are coming to the organization with talents that are sure to advance the mission of Move To Heal South Dakota in ways that will set us apart for years to come. Each Board member is a part of one or more Task Force Committees that will drive change in different ways. Stay connected as we share Task Force wins throughout the year. 

What else can you look forward to from us this year? 

  • Continuation of Move Better Feel Better classes, a Community Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. in partnership with Faith Lutheran Church
  • Increased engagement with after-school programs such as the Kid Link Riverside Program where we bring dance, yoga and performing arts opportunities on Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Launch of the Move To Heal SD Dance Collective featuring two performing groups - youth and adult - that will tell stories, empower healing, and inspire joy across Sioux Falls, S.D. 
  • Return of Experience Healing Arts events with details announced late spring 
  • Returning and new lead volunteer instructors, artists and speakers 
  • Statewide collaborations with like-minded organizations --- more to come!
  • Be on the lookout for ways that you can contribute to our mission through upcoming community fundraising opportunities 
Through it all, we are dedicated to transforming lives through the power of the healing arts by engaging underserved populations such as those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. 

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter and we hope you enjoy the latest updates! 
2022 Board of Directors (left to right): Lynn Bartholow, Lisa Conlin, Benson Langat, Krysta Miller, Hanna Skadsen, Alex Van Voorhis, Sydney Bartunek Bender, Thad Titze, Arthur Mccray, and Steve Mix
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"In this episode we interview Sydney Bartunek Bender, Founder and Board President of Move To Heal South Dakota. Move To Heal SD brings therapeutic dance and yoga sessions to healthcare and community settings across the state."


The Move To Heal SD Dance Collective uses movement-based art through dance to tell stories, empower healing, and inspire joy.

Season 1 of the Dance Collective launches early 2022 and will include performing artists age 9 through adult.

Performances take place throughout the year in healthcare and community settings, with some open to the public and others taking place at organizational staff training days or conferences.


  • Saturday, February 5, 2022
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM • Advanced Dancers Ages 14 and up
  • 3:30 – 4:00 PM • Intermediate Dancers Ages 9 – 13 years old


Auditions will be held at the Balleraena Dance Studio: 6901 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

*All are required to fill out Registration Form & sign Waiver & Release Form prior to audition.

OPTION to take a FREE Fearless Dance Theatre Workshop prior to auditions led by Conlin Choreography. Details at

For questions, email Sydney at

Move Better Feel Better classes are FREE to the community thanks to our Location Sponsor: Faith Lutheran Church! These classes are led by Move To Heal SD Lead Volunteer Instructors: Shelly, Jill and Maria. 

This community format is replacing our weekly chair yoga classes that were previously in senior living locations in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. 
It is with gratitude that Move To Heal SD accepted a $1,000 donation from Conlin Choreography and a few Blue Heaven cast members from the November dance theatre production. Thank you, Lisa & arts supporters that attended the shows. 
Looking for a way to make an impact at Experience Healing Arts 2022?

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning of our 2022 events. Please reach out to to join this committee today! 
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