Motown Dance Party

Saturday July 13, 7pm


Have you Heard It Through The Grapevine? The Shattuck is hosting a night of moves and grooves from the soulful era of Motown music! Learn all the moves with an hour of professional dance instruction by Nelia Lawton for the low cost of $10 and then groove the night away to the Motown sound. Come on Sugar Pie Honey Bunch, Let's Get It On! And don't forget to don your best Motown style threads!   


Nelia Lawton

Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor


Nelia Lawton came to Rhode Island at the age of nine and started her performing career shortly after that. Originally from the Azores, she discovered as a child her love for the stage, dancing in tap, jazz and ballet school recitals beginning in 1975. 

Nelia shifted over to Ballroom dancing in 1985  teaching at a popular school in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and settled in the scenic town of Barrington, Rhode Island with her two sons.

Nelia currently teaches in 4 RI locations including her home town. She expanded to downtown Providence in 2000 where she founded The Providence Theatrical Ballroom & Jazz Project, Rhode Island's first Production Company to include  ballroom dancing, which also includes dance classes for instruction from beginner to Professional.

Nelia has studied under notable masters such as Latin champions Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin and Ballroom champions Eddy Simon in New York City, artistic director and choreographer of the Jump Rhythm and Jazz Project from Chicago, Billy Siegenfeld and his partner, assisting director Jeanie Hill in New York.      |      508. 636. 4177      |      1 Partners' Lane, Westport, MA 02790      |      W - Sat, 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 5