A typical SHiNE™ class is approximately 55-minutes long and incorporates 16 routines. We start class with our signature SHiNE™ warm-up and then increase intensity as the class progresses. Our Instructors love to incorporate routines that bring out different emotions and movement. For example, one song might make our students feel graceful while the next routine will make them feel fierce. We want our students to feel challenged but not discouraged. You will find that we alternate the complexity and intensity of the routines to ensure our students’ safety and success during a SHiNE™ class. The SHiNE™ dance floor is open to EVERY BODY. No dance experience necessary…. come as you are!
You’ll Love to SHiNE if you….
- are a new mom who wants to get her sexy back.
- are a fitness junkie looking to add a fun new program.
- love dance fitness in general, but are looking for something fresh.
- miss the glory days of dance team.
- are a grandparent who wants to stay ‘hip’.
- are a stressed business executive that needs an outlet.
- just moved to town and want to make great new friends.
- are looking for a judgement free community.
- always wanted to take a dance class but never had the chance (or the courage).
- are going through a painful time and need a positive safe place.
MEET SDFs FOUNDER, KENDALL
Like many of you, I grew up taking dance classes such as Jazz, Ballet, and Tap but when I graduated from High School and went off to college I stopped dancing… except for the occasional girls night out. I got married the week after graduating from college and then ‘real’ life happened; jobs, kids, running a household, staying spiritually connected, trying to stay fit, being a good friend, sister, daughter, wife and mother. While I took pride in these responsibilities and they gave me joy, I was losing the carefree spirit that I used to have prior to adulting.
In June of 2008, my mother took my sister and I to a magical place called Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. It is a wellness spa where you have unlimited types of fitness classes to choose from. I was not a fan of traditional working out so I immediately gravitated to the dance classes and was overwhelmed with emotions that had been buried for years. My passion for dance was awakened and stronger than ever before. I felt the young girl from years past surfacing and with that came confidence, joy, and freedom. This is when I told myself that I needed to make dance a part of my life, but more importantly I wanted to share my experience with other women so they too could receive the gifts of dance.
Upon returning home (2009), I started to craft my own class. I wanted to bring back the traditional dance I took in my youth and combine it with the best dance music out there. I wanted to create routines that made my students feel strong, confident, and inspired but also challenged so they could get a killer workout. I spent the first 6 years perfecting and growing the class and then in 2015 I made the choice to turn my local class/hobby into an actual business. This is when we formalized the name to SHINE DANCE FITNESS. That same year we launched our online classes and in 2016 we hosted our first LIVE instructor training. Today we continue to offer classes to individuals around the world as well as passionate instructors who have started their own SHINE TRIBE in their community. My greatest reward on this journey has been to hear my students and or instructors tell me about the positive impact or transformation that SHINE has made on them. It is when I hear these stories I am reassured I am living out my purpose. See you on the dance floor!