What a year it has been! Action-packed, filled to the brim with classes and events. This year we launched Zumba, Strong as a Mother, Dance Degustation, and more! It’s been a whirlwind of fun, especially getting to know you all a whole lot better. This year has exceeded our expectations with how many of you engaged with us. All our events reached full capacity and with the feedback we’ve received, we’ll be doing a lot more in 2020! As for me, gosh — I’ve made beautiful friends this year and I’ve loved teaching Bounce and Barre.
With Dance Central and Blueberries turning 14 this year, and DC Fit just turning 1.5, I have realised the common thing that keeps me motivated: our community is what makes me tick. I love seeing our members feel at home in the studio, being themselves, making friends and feeling like they belong to something special. Through your beautiful feedback this year, we’ve learnt how lucky we are to be in the position to lift spirits when members walk into class, get to build confidence, and achieve goals. It makes our day to hear from you; hearing about the joy of dance and the positive effect it has on your wellbeing is so special.
We’ve seen some of you when you’ve had a terrible day and just know when you get yourselves to class, you’re uplifted by the end of it.
DC is family. We celebrated our lovely Zumba queen Maree’s 80th birthday — a whole lot of love there with our amazing Zumba teacher Amanda Whitley who taught Maree’s family how to Zumba so they could surprise her with a flash mob! One of our special members shared his 40th birthday with us this year, and another gorgeous soul reached her goal weight this year after many years trying. Hearing how our classes have brought happiness, connection and confidence, and how it’s been life-changing, is so incredibly touching and rewarding.
Do you do New Year’s resolutions? I always have a bit of a theme going into each new year and I normally figure it out once I’ve had enough time to reflect. Love and Support are two big ones for me. When I feel loved and supported it brings out the best in me, so I feel like we can never have too much. I’ll be sharing it with my family and friends, with my team, and with my beautiful DC community. And I’ll also be making sure that I have enough love and support around me, and I hope you do the same for you.
From the bottom of my heart, I wish you a wonderful and safe Christmas, and a joyous holiday with your family and friends filled with laughter. The team and I can’t wait to see you in the new year with an exciting year of classes and events bursting at the seems! We love you and can’t wait to see you this week for our last week.
Our first classes start on Monday 3rd February. Monday Motivators will return back in your inbox on Monday 20 January.
A special thank you to Chevelle, the author of our Monday Motivators, for getting us going every Monday! (She’s a modest spunky lady & plays a special role in our team.) (She’s also editing this right now, and going eek!) 😁
Lots of love,