Month: September 2018

A New Assignment

So Zumba is still a thing that people do and now they’re not content to just take classes at the gym like any other fitness craze. People have been asking for them at the studio too. It also means my boss Janine decided we are going to start offering it. And by “we,” she meant me, because her classically-trained body doesn’t need any Zumba. Those are her words, not mine. I am used to...
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Teaching Different Age Groups

At the place I work, we teach a variety of different classes and age groups. I haven’t really decided whether teaching the younger kids or the older kids works out better for me. The older kids are usually thinking about colleges and boys and dance companies while little kids are more interested in having fun. So some days, teaching the little kids is a blast and I walk out of the studio at...
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Dancing Changed My Life

My mom signed me up for my first dance class – the Littlest Ballerinas – when I was six. According to my Nonna, Mom wanted to take ballet classes and it was too expensive, so she didn’t get to. Which meant my dancing career started so she could live vicariously through me. My older brother, charmer that he is, tells me that the reason Mom signed me up was because I was the chubbiest...
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