What Our Dancers are Saying
Dance for the Pleasure, the Well-Being, the Pure Joy
"Dance. There is no one word that can sum up how wonderful dance is and what it means to me. It has given me happiness, confidence and health, as well as wonderful new friends and experiences. It has allowed an outlet to my everyday life, as well as tapped into my creativity and musicality.
I believe that dancing is for anyone at any age, and I strongly recommend it for any person looking for an adventure, a challenge or just plain fun!" ~Crissy Valenta
"What ballroom dancing means to me ? I love ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing is my passion.
"I became a Zumba® instructor because I love to dance. But that was not enough for me. I wanted to really learn to dance – as in ballroom dancing. And I am so glad I did. I have learned so much about different dances, form and technique. Ballroom dancing has improved by Zumba classes, strengthening my legs and improving my technique. I recommended ballroom dancing to my Zumba students and fellow Zumba instructors, and several are also taking ballroom dance classes/lessons. It’s great exercise and a lot more fun than a treadmill or bike. Fun and exercise, can’t beat that!"
~Sandy, Zumba Instructor, OneLife Norfolk
"Spent the first 66 years of my life with two left feet, then tried dance as an alternative to the sweaty gym. What a wonderful revelation: that dance is real exercise, a continuous confrontation of limits, a constant reminder to 'be in the present moment' and so much fun. Six years later, I feel younger than when I started dance lessons, and I find much more pure pleasure with dance than I ever found in sweaty gym workouts."
"As I reached a life-changing event in my life, something beautiful and unexpected happened! I found ballroom dance — or I should say it found me. I was struggling with what life was throwing at me from all directions. Dance was an escape from all of that at first... then it became much more! I started to notice I was standing taller, more confident, and even more approachable and less withdrawn. I started to make more friends, some who later became more like family to me. Aside from all the obvious benefits like exercise and weight loss, which by the way happens whether you are wanting it to or not, I found so many unexpected and very welcomed side effects from my new passion, ballroom dance!
I found friends, I found family, and I FOUND ME!"
"Ballroom dance ... A life-changing activity. Learning how to ballroom dance and the social activities associated with the ballroom dance community has brought a significant change in my life. The saying goes "dancing is smiling with your feet" is very true. Dancing brings joy and happiness to your very being, you smile, you laugh, and you make new friends. Not to mention the health benefit of a great cardio workout and significant weight loss!
"Ballroom dance has helped me lose weight and keep it off. A significant amount of weight. Seventy-five pounds so far. Ballroom dancing has been a form of exercise that I have been able to continue because I love it. It has amazing levels of accomplishment built in. And it has raised my level of confidence in daily life.
Being the girly girl that I have always been - thoroughly enamored with the beautiful dresses and dance attire, not to mention the shoes - has helped me live a life I thought only occurred in Disney movies. It's fun. It's challenging. And it's amazing. I tell everyone how much it has meant to me and how much I love it.
I hope you will find it does the same for you. I'm sure you will."
~Cathy Benton, co-owner of Studio 2C