Working through stress with dance and movement
Ballet and yoga teacher
Yoga is a great introduction to movement and works as a wonderful segue into more technical dance forms—especially if you take a Vinyasa class. I may be a little biased because I teach at Bend Yoga (Thursday nights at 6 p.m.), but this new studio has been an amazing addition to downtown South Bend. With a variety of class offerings, there are plenty of ways to move and meditate.
Conservatory of Dance
Tap has been the best therapy as I work through anxiety, and I highly recommend taking Miss Karen’s adult tap class at Conversatory. There is no better way to release anger than to stomp around, making a bunch of noise! I usually take the Wednesday night advanced tap course, but started in the intro class. So no worries if you don’t even know what a tap shoe looks like. No matter your level of skill or knowledge, Miss Karen will take care of you.
Kathyrn Morgan was a soloist with the New York City Ballet before taking a hiatus to deal with some health issues. I am a huge fan of her exquisite dancing, as well as her bravery as she speaks out about injustices in the ballet world. Her YouTube channel features dance classes for anyone—beginner to advanced—that can be done at home. Let your inner ballerina shine!