One year ago, a new class started on Tuesday nights at my Y. Jamie, Anne and I started going and before long, it became our regular Tuesday night date. Over the course of the year, we’ve added more friends to our regular gatherings, 4 more nights of dance trance have been added in and 2 new instructors – Jamie and Anne! It’s become quite a thing and I’ve already talked about how Dance Trance is my happy place, my destressor and my social hour. I’m a teensy bit obsessed – as noted by my poor husband who is constantly giving me the “no dance trance in the car” or “no dance trance in the kitchen” look.
So now it’s time to take a minute to pay a small tribute to the little firecracker of energy who has made all this possible – our DT director, Steph. She moved here from Jacksonville, FL which is the home of the dance trance franchise and told her husband that she’d move to NC under the condition she could bring dance trance with her. She does so much more than teach a class a few times a week – she has created a community. It’s an exercise class where people learn each other’s names, where people who have been coming to class for a long time notice when someone new walks in and makes a point to welcome them and give them a few pointers for their first class. She works a full time job but I know she spends a ton of her free time learning new choreography, managing the Facebook page, sending out emails and organizing group outings.
So Anne came up with the brilliant idea that we should celebrate our one year anniversary of Dance Trance, and really celebrate all that Steph has done for our class. It was a complete surprise and such a hit. I know Steph felt all the love she has poured into this group radiated back to her. Thank you, Steph and Happy Birthday Dance Trance!