What is Planet Motion World Dance Fitness?
Planet Motion™ World Dance Fitness is an ever-evolving program that encourages you to express yourself through movement and to seek out your urban dance tribe. Every Planet Motion instructor is unique, and every Planet Motion™ class will rock your world. World choreography influences the class, including dance styles from Latin America, Brazil, India, Africa and urban contemporary America. Throw in some martial arts technique and philosophy to add some zing, the absolute very best in music that this world has to offer to finish the recipe, and the resulting experience is an exuberant evolution of world dance fitness!
What do I love about Planet Motion?
What I love most about Planet Motion is that it combines so many forms of dance from Latin to African to Bollywood to Urban Contemporary American to many other forms around the world. I love that the choreography is simple to follow for beginners and yet the rich and varied music is an invitation to step into the artistry of dance and seduce the even hardest core dancers. I love that there is both structure and freedom. I love that becoming aware of your own body's needs is encouraged and that you can adapt to the class for whatever you need at the time. I love that the feeling of self-empowerment and liberation happens naturally throughout class. I love that raw emotion and authentic self expression is welcome. I love that there is always a reminder to find joy through dance as a companion to whatever else might be going on in your life. I love that the class is about FUN. I love that the class becomes a community experience. I love that that the class invokes an element of spiritual wisdom and holds a strong Sacred container.
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My Dancing Journey
Dancing is my absolute passion. I grew up in a musical family, but instead of sticking to an instrument, my body was called to become the instrument and move. I studied the traditional dance forms - ballet, pointe and tap - and started performing in recitals at age 3. Pointe was my favorite because I loved the combined discipline, strength and grace.
My musical tastes expanded into world music when I found African dance in high school. My heart opened as I stepped into the joyful new rhythms of a completely different style.
Alas, I kept my love of music but the dance dropped away from my life at college graduation when I started working. In my nearly fifteen year career as a civil engineer, I lost touch with what had always brought me the most joy. That is, until I moved to Colorado and decided I needed to get back in shape after gaining so much weight from not exercising at all for years. I became a member of Rallysport and decided to try a dance class taught by Kendra Howard. It was like I was reunited with a long lost friend and all of a sudden my passion for dance and life itself was completely re-ignited.
This new form of dance took some adjusting to get used to though. Honestly, I was totally intimidated every time Kendra said "free-dance." I didn't know what "free-dance" was, it was not structured and I grew up only knowing dance to be about complete precision in every part of your body even down to your fingertips, I didn't even know what to do... but there was something that moved the depths of my soul in this class. I very quickly became hooked as a devoted dance student and jumped at the opportunity to take the first teacher training to become a certified Planet Motion teacher. There began my journey into Planet Motion.