Ashley DeGruchy


Ashley Castro in Arts In Motion art and dance studio

Welcome to Arts in Motion!


I'm Ashley Castro, small business owner, artist, teacher, and now new mom! My husband Eduardo and I enjoy fishing, spending time with our son Aiden, and walking our three dogs Chester, Blake, and Lola! I have been teaching art and dance since highschool. My goal is to share the joy of creating art whether that is painting, dancing, drawing, crafting, face painting, or all of the above!

Arts in Motion is an art & dance studio in Pipestone, Mn that offers recreational dance and art lessons.

FUN is our #1 goal! We offer birthday and special event services, as well as private lessons. We can travel within an hour radius of Pipestone for dance workshops, art workshops, and face painting. Also offered in studio are zumba classes as well as tae kwon do martial arts lessons. Whether you are young or young at heart, we have the class for you!


Dance Class Assistant

Autumn Mendro

Hi! I’m Autumn and I’m 21 years old. When I moved to Pipestone in 2011, I joined the local dance studio and ever since then I have been performing in some way or another! I was a cheerleader in high school so I was a bit more focused on cheering than dancing, but i’m so glad to be able to get back into dance! I also currently work at Pipestone School as an elementary para so I’ll hopefully be a familiar face for some kids! I am so excited to help out!