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This group is for anyone interested in improving their dancing, like me. Have you ever been told that you have two left feet? Do you often feel like you’re never in time with the music? Do you sit on the sidelines while everyone does the electric slide at Grandpa Bernie’s son’s wedding? Then this group is for you! Beginners, particularly, are welcome. This is a non-judgment space. I started this group because this is my year of “yes.” Yes I can dance! I am removing self-limiting beliefs. I want to overcome the nervousness that comes with moving my body to music. How about you? 

- Social dancing. We will explore various dance styles, and practices.

- Balance, muscle tone, flexibility

- Pilates, yoga

-Caribbean (soca, dancehall and zouk)

- Calming energy i.e meditation.

We are on this journey together. We will leave class feeling accomplished, achieving comfort in body, rhythm, balance and coordination. We will have a greater sense of well being, opening ourselves up to new life adventures. On March 9, let's begin the transformation.

Here is our amazing's choreographer's bio: 

Candace Thompson, a Trinidad and Tobago native, is a dancer, choreographer and certified fitness professional, specializing in personal training and group fitness. Her dance training is extensive, beginning in Trinidad and Tobago, where she received instruction in modern dance and ballet, at La Danse Caraibe under Heather Henderson-Gordon. She is a graduate of Adelphi University's BFA in Dance with the Ruth St. Denis Award for excellence from the dance department, and has gone on to perform Afro-Caribbean, Classical Modern, Modern/Contemporary, Contemporary/Floor Technique, Jazz, Soca and West African. 

In addition to her extensive dancing repertoire she is also an IFTA certified Group Fitness Leader, ACE certified Personal Trainer, Int. Pilates Mat instructor, TRX® Suspension Trainer, TRX® Rip Trainer, TRX® FORCE certified instructor and a Level 1 Kettlebell Concepts Instructor. Candace has taught at gyms around NYC including, Harbor Fitness, Lucille Roberts, Fluid Fitness NY, New You Fitness and Barefoot Tiger. Currently, Candace does in-home training for clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and teaches Soca and Modern Dance at Mark Morris Dance Center.


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