Emily Long
Motion Playlist Instructor

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great.


Emily Long is a graduate of nursing school at Missouri State University. She will be continuing her education for Nurse Practitioner, beginning June 2017. Before attending MSU, she attended the University of Arizona where she was accepted as a Dance Minor for Jazz.  She began dancing at the age of seven, and from there her love of dance exploded.  She began the competition team and attending dance conventions, where she won many scholarships.  Emily was a member of the Tremaine National Performance Company for six years, where she traveled across the US assisting the world-renown choreographers, working competitions at night, and performing in the faculty show.  She frequently travels to Los Angeles to dance at Millennium Dance Complex, Edge Performing Arts, and Movement Lifestyle.  She is extensively trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, point, lyrical, contemporary, and modern.  She has also trained at Twin City Ballet, Complexions, Pacific Coast Dance Fest, and various other intensives.  In 2013, she was Alice en pointe in “Alice in Wonderland” Storybook Ballet.  At Dance Makers Inc. National Finals in 2014, she performed with LZ7 in their live performance.  She is also in LZ7’s “Strobot” official music video.  She was in Dance Spirit magazine as a Future Star.  In Fall of 2014, she performed in MSU’s Fall Dance Concert. In the Summer of 2016, she performed with Nate and the Saints, who opened for the Newsboys, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Emily is a member of Motion Playlist’s Legacy Hip-Hop Crew.  Currently, she teaches Hip-Hop, but can teach other styles that she is trained in. For her, dance is expression.  She feels that no matter how trained a person is that they can express their emotions through dance without judgment.  Additionally, dance is discipline.  Dance can teach people about dedication and hard work, which prepares them for life.

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.Vicki Baum

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.Wayne Dyer




To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.Agnes de Mille

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.William W. Purkey

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