Coffee is a big part of my life! It is my quiet time when my boys are chilling, a pick me up on a busy workday, a boost en route to running a kids party and my must have when I’m sat with my note book planning upcoming dance workshops.
I have been dancing since I was young, dancing is my happy place, from ballet to burlesque and everything in between. Dancing is where I can be truly myself, where I can be creative and lose myself in music. I love the way I feel after a session, empowered and alive!
I have a passion for the way dancing makes people feel. Nothing makes me happier.
For nearly a decade I taught Zumba classes across the week in the local community and met hundreds of women that wanted to have fun with their fitness. The thing I loved more than anything is the women I met, and the smiles on their faces as a session ended and their energy filled the room.
When I had my little boys (and life became busy!) I began Miss Gold Workshops, a series of monthly dance sessions. This move arose from a passion to demonstrate that dance is for all; not for a certain age, body type, ability, but EVERYONE. I wanted women to understand that dancing is more than just that, it is confidence building and body-celebrating.
The comment I hear more than any other is the very reason I am so passionate about teaching:
‘I’d love to do something like this but I’m not a dancer’ and I respond in the same way every time:
- Does dancing make you feel good?
- When ‘that’ song comes on in the car do you hope other drivers can’t see your sit-down-bum-shake-dancing because you can’t help yourself?
- Do you find yourself watching music videos and think ‘I wanna do that!’
- Do you want to lose yourself in something fun and liberating?
The message of Unique & Loved resonates with my vision that dancing isn’t about a performance or for other people, but for how it makes people feel, we’re all unique and should love and be proud of ourselves for that very reason.
I am Unique & Loved and so are you.