I danced ballet from age 7 until 15, when I reached the point where one has to go all in with daily pre-professional training, or choose another path. I knew I didn’t have the talent become a professional dancer, and there weren’t classes available just for fun and fitness, so I quit ballet altogether. I continued my enjoyment of dance via social dancing (Latin and Swing), but that wasn’t frequent enough to serve as a regular fitness program.
What TDW Means to Me:
Most of my adult life I struggled to keep a regular exercise routine, because everything I tried felt so repetitive, solitary and just plain BORING. But then while recovering from treatment for breast cancer, I found The Dancer’s Workout. I’m so thankful I did! Dancing became an important part of my recovery, as it allowed me to regain a sense of control over what happens to my body.
TDW motivates me to stay active despite physical limitations. Even though I’m one of the oldest, rustiest dancers, I never feel judged or compared to anyone. I love the sense of community that Jules cultivates. It’s a great opportunity to hang out with women who share a passion for dance and for life in general. At last, exercise that is both social and fun!