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Get Fit! Have Fun!

Get fit and have fun isn’t just our slogan, it’s part of the mission statement for Albany Dance & Fitness. I’m firmly convinced that if you are enjoying yourself while you exercise, you’ll smile your way to better health and fitness. Along with fun, we also provide a great variety of classes that hopefully offers …

No Audience, Just Cameras

While I’m busy dancing and teaching all the time, I don’t participate in performances anymore. I sometimes miss being part of those never ending recitals, but I was never interested in being a performer. My goal was always to teach dance to serious students and to have my own studio. Happily for me, I’ve accomplished …

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Essentrics is Here

I’m very excited to announce that Albany Dance & Fitness is now offering Essentrics™ classes! I was notified last week that I am now certified to teach the class. A lot of work, study, and practice went into gaining my certification. One of the requirements to become certified was to teach 26 apprentice classes. I …

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Finding a New Workout

One of the things I like to do to keep my little business running is planning. I spend a little time every day planning for the short term and long term goals for the studio. I’m always trying to add new classes that will attract students.  But, as much as I plan and dream, I …

Keeping the Doors Open

As the owner of a small business, I get the opportunity to play many roles. It should be no surprise to hear that my favorite is teaching dance classes. One of my least favorite roles is being in charge of cleaning the studio. But, as I mop the floor or help my husband clean the …

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We All Need a Challenge

If you have been taking dance classes since you were a child, or if you only just started out, sometimes you feel like you are in a rut. The way I keep myself from feeling that way is by challenging myself with dance workshops and master classes. With the ongoing success of Albany Dance & …

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Motivation Resolution

It’s the end of the year and a time most of us reflect and set goals for the New Year. I’ve read several articles about the top New Year’s resolutions, and all of them had something about getting fit, being healthier, or losing weight. And those that attend a gym on a regular basis will …

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Find Your Favorite Class

I think that we can all agree that the key to achieving your fitness goals is to finding an activity you enjoy. But with all the choices available and new ones being developed all the time, how does one choose? Well, I can’t answer that for you, but I can offer you an exciting opportunity …

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Fit and Wired

While I’ve been a dancer and a fitness professional for many years, my first career was with New York State (NYS). I was lucky that during my time with NYS, I got to do many different jobs. Many of which were what most of you would consider to be very technical. But honestly, I’ve never …