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Did You Know If You Can Walk, You Can Dance?


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Written by Julia

IMG_0614Many of us feel clumsy or “goofy” when we try our dance skills out on the dance floor.  But actually, if you can walk, you can dance!  It’s simply a matter of placing one foot after the other on the floor.  Now, I realize you might look a little silly just walking around on the dance floor, so when you dance, your feet take you in different directions – forward, backward, side to side, etc.  That’s basically all you need to do.  Once that becomes comfortable, then you can start adding your own flare by using your arms, torso,  head, shoulders and “booty” in many different ways.

One of my favorite dance quotes comes from Agnes De Mille.  She said: “To dance is to be out of yourself.  Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.”  That sums it all up.

Dancing brings about power, inner beauty and a larger-than-life mentality as you move your entire body without fear or trepidation.

My new “Let’s Dance!” ladies dance lessons can open your mind and body to the freeing exhilaration of light-hearted, energetic music and motion.  I believe dancing is one of the best ways to learn how to express feelings, melt away stress, meet new friends and bring on joy and happiness within your soul.  What’s more, there is no “right” way to dance – only that which makes you feel positively energized and perfect for you.  Everyone is different, yet we’re all “perfect” dancers.  Mistakes don’t exist!

Ladies, if you’re over 4o and you’d like to “let loose” without feeling judged or inhibited, join the “Let’s Dance!” group and find out just how much fun it is to hop, wobble, scoot, stomp, shuffle and more with like-minded friends.

If  you’ve never danced before, or are a seasoned dancer, being with a group of friends with the same goal of enjoying movement and learning will bring you a new outlook on the world of dance.

Come see how alive  you can feel while learning to slide, roll, trace, pose, pop and turn.  Our current classes are being held in Mesa, Arizona at Stars Ballroom.  Click here for the enrollment schedule.

There are “Let’s Dance!” classes coming soon to studios in Chandler and Gilbert, AZ.  Check back at periodically for updates on the newest class schedule or send your email address to Julia to receive email updates.

Don’t wait! Enroll today.  Take an hour each week, join us for fun, wellness, and “Let’s Dance!”

About the author
Julia has been a certified personal trainer since 1999 with personal training certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Exercise Trainer Association (NETA). She has been a certified group exercise instructor since the early 90's with certifications from NETA and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She has owned and operated a private personal training business since 2010. With her extensive experience in the fitness field, she has been successful in developing strength and conditioning programs for individuals in a variety of age groups from teens to seniors.
~ Julia ~