Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just Dance!

This is what you might see on a Sunday morning in our house.

Emmylou prefers Katy Perry and Luke tends to veer more towards Train or something with loud drum and/or guitar solos....Joseph just follows:-)

No matter the music, there's a whole lot of booty shaking and what looks like innovative new break dancing moves going on.

Dancing is freeing. Once you just let your body do what is wants, you let go.

Surrender to the music.

Which brings me to my Saturday morning a couple weeks ago.

My friend Melissa just started a dance class and had invited a few of her friends to come participate... to get her feet wet so to speak.

So, me and two other friends, all dressed up in our workout attire, hopped on our bikes and headed downtown to Cité des Arts to bust a move.

Can I just say that after days of being cooped up in this cold weather, a nice bike ride in the sun followed by an extremely fun and liberating dance class was exactly what I needed.

Melissa Stevenson, a music teacher at Ascension Day School, sure knows how to put a smile on your face.

After many aerobic or whatever classes, where teachers take themselves a little too seriously, it's refreshing to be able to go somewhere, in your nasty, torn, old workout clothes and not feel like you're the only one in the room who didn't get the memo that legwarmers were back in style. Where you can just let loose and ENJOY the hour of exercise.

Melissa mixes up zumba, hip-hop, booty shakin and put a ring on it styles that she's mastered through cheerleading, various dance classes and years of dancing in her living room (like we all do). Pair that with upbeat, tempo music and you've got yourself an hour of revitalizing cardio.

So after the class, a few other ladies and I went to lunch where the conversation was nothing short of a (much cooler:-))scene from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but had nothing to do with Chucky Cheese and potty training schedules which made me wildly content.

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning!

If you're interested in coming to Melissa Stevenson's dance class, they are now held downtown at Cité des Arts on Saturday mornings from 11:00 to 12:00 (soon to be offered on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m.). First class is free, then $8 per class after that. For more information you can contact Melissa at


  1. YES!!! On va faire du breakdancin' ben vite!! ; )
    - xoxox marraine Lou

  2. Thanks, Nic! This is great! I love the kids dance video! They have some pretty fancy moves!