Sadie LeDonna and Shawn Kellogg have announced purchase of the building housing their business, Pop-Up Movement, that provides quality movement education for both children and adults through …
Sadie LeDonna and Shawn Kellogg have announced purchase of the building housing their business, Pop-Up Movement, that provides quality movement education for both children and adults through contemporary and traditional circus arts training and shows.
The newly acquired property on Rhody Dr. boasts a 10,000-square-foot building on 1.64 acres of land, providing ample space for the envisioned expansions and community-driven projects.
The duo established Pop-Up Movement in early 2019, initially as a satellite program with a focus on performing and teaching contracts across schools, gyms, and organizations in the greater Puget Sound area. The next year they opened a physical location in their current space amidst the challenges of the Covid-19 shutdown.
Having first met as teenagers in Port Townsend at the Boiler Room, LeDonna and Kellogg continue to share a deep passion for arts and movement as they enter their early 30s. The circus arts, they explain, seamlessly blend athletic development, artistic expression, personal growth, and community building.
The global appeal of circus arts, with its rich traditional roots and untapped creative potential, drew them into a satisfying career encompassing teaching, performing, writing, and directing shows.
Looking five years ahead, they anticipate constructing an additional structure on the property to accommodate Pop-Up Movement and expand into more legitimate theater. So far, they’ve hosted spring and fall showcases including performances by students and staff.
Two of their most recent additions to the class schedule include a high energy disco dance class like Zumba with a retro twist as well as an introduction to aerial hoop. Aerial hoop, also known as Lyra, is a beautiful apparatus that spins, swings, and orbits. They have classes for all ages, including space for tots to romp and an aerial yoga class gentle enough for those who may not have been moving as much in later years. All of their programs build strength and flexibility, and allow space to express your creativity.
"In ten years, who knows? Maybe adding a rock gym, parkour space, or another kind of movement facility. We're wanting to respond to what our student base wants as we continue to grow," Kellogg added.
To learn more, or sign-up for a class, go to Pop-UpMovement.com.