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DanceFIT news & events
DanceFIT news & events
We will be interviewing DanceFIT instructors so you can get to know them & their classes a little bit better. This week we are interviewing Maegan.
What do you teach at DanceFIT?
I am mainly a children's dance class instructor, but I have also taught pop-up Adult Beginner Jazz, Adult Beginner Ballet, and even subbed in for Deep Stretch, BalletFIT, and Babywearing BalletFIT classes in the past!
How would you describe your classes & teaching style?
Upbeat, fun, and a challenge ;) I always find myself trying to make the classes I sub challenging to make sure they are just as hard as the original instructors class! When I am teaching the adult dance classes, I try to teach the skills, provide tips and tricks, and make the classes fun!
Do you have a favorite class to teach (if you teach more than one)?
Anything dance related - I am there!!
What do you do outside of the studio for fun?
Outside of the studio, I love playing with my pup, Teddy, or taking him on walks/hikes! I also can be found at DanceFIT working out virtually or in studio. I also have been trying to find other hobbies and have taken up needlepoint, puzzles, and am trying to read and cook more this year!
What music will we hear in your fitness classes?
It really depends!! I try to have fun, upbeat music in my jazz and fitness classes. If I am subbing a stretch or ballet class, the music is more acoustic/calm. I also love to try to put in favorite songs of those in my classes!
Give us a quick bio
My dance history goes back to when I was 3 years old. I trained in ballet, jazz, and modern throughout my childhood, and even taught kids dance classes at my home studio! My love for dance led me to pursue a BFA in Dance from Adelphi University, where I studied Ballet and Modern, as well as composition, movement analysis, and performance. During my Senior year in college, I was trying to figure out what my next steps would be and I took an Intro to Dance Therapy course. I was hooked. I ended up applying to graduate programs in the Northeast and was accepted to Lesley University's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy program. I moved to Boston, not really knowing anyone and am so glad I did! While I was in grad school, I found myself missing my daily dancing, as well as teaching. Through a friend of a friend, I was connected with Gina and then started assisting kids dance classes at the Brookline studio. Since then, I graduated, started my own Mental Health Counseling private practice, and continue to teach kids dance classes - in Natick now! I love bringing the joy of movement to kids (and adults!), and am so grateful to be a part of the DanceFIT community!
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