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“You Must Believe In Spring”

“You Must Believe in Spring” is a piece that stemmed from a concept Mario Spinetti (the musical genius on vocals and keyboard here…) brought to me to bring to life with movement. It expresses what it’s like to feel alone and depressed, like there’s no way out, and then the complete opposite side of that coin – what it’s like to be around others who help you see the light. It’s amazing how being close to others and feeling supported can make all the difference in the world in terms of perspective.

 

There’s always a way out of darkness, but sometimes we just can’t see.

 

I’m so very grateful also to Rocco Contini who brought this vision to life with his videography talents. Collaboration is a beautiful thing! Thank you!!

“High Hopes”

This fun dance to Mario Spinetti’s “High Hopes” kicked off “Reveal Realign Rejoice,” hosted at Athleta.

When it comes to your body and movement goals, you have to have “high hopes and big dreams” that yes, you can achieve what it is you are after, and yes, you can actually love your body. Sounds cheesy and potentially juvenile, but that is simply step one in the journey, without a doubt. I can’t even tell you how many journals I have with my hopes and dreams written all over them; and that’s always the start of putting a big fat check mark signifying a “nailed it” right along side of it. Allow yourself to picture your happiest, healthiest body being yours.

Enjoy this ditty! Let me know what you think!

Get Your Mind Blown And Stretch

Here are two tips that will blow your mind about stretching and teach you about what is actually happening in your body. These tips will allow for you to finally find your fullest elongation of any muscle. Then, I’ll take you through a series of stretches for you to put these tips into physical practice!

Abdominals For As Long As Shania Sings

See if you can keep your abs engaged for the entire song, no releasing in between each lift!

Tush Toning and Support

Tone your tush with this stationary exercise you can do from your home. Recruit your supporting muscles to help keep the framework of your body strong and in place to allow you to work your standing tush freely and fiercely!

“You Must Believe In Spring”

I am collaborating with dear friend and vocalist extraordinaire, Mario Spinetti. He came to me with a concept for a dance film and here’s my work-in-progress that starts to bring his vision to life with movement.

I’m feeling a bit vulnerable and scared to share something that isn’t a finished product or performance, but alas, choosing to do as I preach and go towards my scary place rather than shy away from it!

Check out more gems from Mario here on Facebook. And I must mention, he is an extraordinary vocal coach – which is how I was blessed enough to meet him in the first place!

Tone Your Arms with Passion and Shania


When you dance, and not just merely “workout,” you move with your passion and spirit. This helps shift your muscle, create better results, and elevate your mood. There is simply no other way!! You’ll need a pair of 2 or 3 pound weights for this “dance.”  Let it rip!!

Toned Thighs with Shania

Here’s a “thigh dance” that will distract you from that fact that you are working out. It’s a choreographed dance to tone and burn your thighs without heavy lifting, running, or the treadmill…or any other single-move exercise. (Not to mention moving your muscles in a multitude of ways, helps for results and more evenly developped, balanced muscles. And more balanced muscles mean less injury).

 

Any questions about the best ways to tone your thighs? Or simply on how to survive a grueling thigh workout (they are always one of the hardest for me!)? Send me a message!

Find your Edge with Échappé

One of the hardest parts of our workouts or our dancing is when we hit our breaking point – be it muscular fatigue, exhaustion, or cardio burnout. Here’s a tip on how to beat those rough moments, push through, and achieve better results because of it.

Four Moves to make you Sweat

Here are four dance moves that are not only fun but will definitely get you sweating!

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