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It’s more than a cardio dance class. It’s community, healing, and joy.

Grace Ling Yu

5 Chances to Dance

Dear Friends, I almost cried mid-class yesterday. Those of you who joined in on my Stop Drop And Dance Zoom class Saturday morning know exactly what I’m talking about. I made it a special charity class for World Down Syndrome Day, in honor of my friend Stephanie’s son, Toshi, and was so grateful for everyone who boughtContinue reading “5 Chances to Dance”

Let’s ZOOM and Dance Live!

“We must think differently, look at things in a different way. Peace requires a world of new concepts, new definitions.” Yitzhak Rabin Dear Friends, Peace. Really that’s the goal, right? It’s been an incredibly unusual and uncomfortable few weeks and months, for the entire world. What started out in January as something that felt distantContinue reading “Let’s ZOOM and Dance Live!”

My Birthday Wish

Dear Friends, I’m not going to lie. This “Rona” virus, as the kids call it, is getting out of hand. The fact is, it is spreading, and yes, it is scary! I don’t like reading the news, but I can’t help reading the news. And at first, it’s just news. And numbers. And statistics. AndContinue reading “My Birthday Wish”

Stop Drop And Dance-a-thon

Get a FREE Tank Top!

Dear Friends, ONE MONTH COUNTDOWN!!! Our 2nd Annual Stop Drop And Dance-A-THON in San Francisco at the Folsom Street Foundry is one month away on March 28th from 4pm-10pm. What is a danceathon? Well, in a normal one hour Stop Drop And Dance class, we dance about 15 easy-to-follow songs. Our danceathon is going toContinue reading “Get a FREE Tank Top!”

Stop Drop And Dance A-Thon 2020

Dance on Stage

“#StopDropandDance lets me be the back up dancer of my dreams!” Stephanie Byers Dear Friends, It’s time to share my deep dark secret… are you ready? Exactly 10 years ago, I was 30 years old and at the maximum age to audition for my dream show, So You Think You Can Dance.  The show wasContinue reading “Dance on Stage”

Dancing in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene Dear Friends, It has been a heavy week for all of us. *big exhale* One of my #StopDropAndDance students, Laura, gave me daffodils and a card with the quote above, and it was my themeContinue reading “Dancing in the Rain”

#WhyIStopDropAndDance: Lisa Butcher

“Nothing makes me more happy then dancing…” Lisa Long Butcher Do you have a couple hours 😂! The short version: Nothing makes me more happy then dancing… When I was very young I would spend hours watching the show Solid Gold back when they would do marathon re-runs. Girls Just Want to Have Fun was myContinue reading “#WhyIStopDropAndDance: Lisa Butcher”

Let Us Stand By You

“In reality, it was just a bicycle ride. And we all chose to be there. But there’s so many struggles in life where people don’t get to choose. Cancer being an obvious one.” Rakesh Marwah Dear Friends, Right before the New Year, I received my first direct message on my newly launched @stopdropanddanceofficial Instagram account.Continue reading “Let Us Stand By You”

Don't Be Afraid To Be Amazing - Andy Offutt Irwin

Don’t Be Afraid to Be AMAZING

“Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams. The world needs that special gift that only you have.” Marie Forleo Hello Friends, This week I received a totally unexpected and generous gift that brought me to tears. It was from one of my devoted Stop Drop And Dance students, Lorna, and her 2 daughters whoContinue reading “Don’t Be Afraid to Be AMAZING”

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