“Yesterday two very special things happened. I had a couple show up for a private salsa class and it was two men. They were so excited at the end of the class that they learned the moves I taught them that they hugged and kissed. It makes me feel so good to know that people feel accepted in my space no matter who they love. Then one of the girls from our studio showcase Havana Nights, which is fast approaching, wrote this note below that made me a bit emotional. It’s hard to explain in words exactly just what my studio means to me. It’s not just a dance studio. Yes I love dance. Yes I love fitness. Yes I love that I can share what I love with others. However, more importantly than anything else one of the biggest things I want is for students to walk out of Free Spirit feeling accepted, empowered and connected to a community. It’s important as humans to feel connected and apart of a community that uplifts you and contributes to your growth. Life is not meant to be traveled alone. We need one another. For me, Free Spirit is so much more than a place where you get to take some fun dance and fitness classes. It’s a place where real connections are made through the healing modality of movement. In my journey on this earth, I just want to contribute to the collective in the best way I know how. We are all on this human journey together and with what small part I play, I want it to uplift others. If you are afraid to try something outside of your comfort zone I promise we are a fun and inclusive bunch, so come on down”!

Love and light, Theresa xo

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