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in your own way. in the body you're in now. to unlock your creative power.

be a dance rebel with us.

Being a “dance rebel” means being part of a revolution in which humans are choosing to put dance, art, and their body back in their lives, in their own unique way, in a world that can so often try to keep us disconnected.

In a city where dance is mostly reserved for "the professionals," we recognize that dancers walk these streets in all kinds of professions, shapes, and forms - and all should get a chance to dance their dance. Because dance is what moves us, frees us, brings us back to ourselves, and connects us to each other.

Revive dance in your life in an empowering way in just 6 weeks so you can reconnect to your body, get back to YOU, and infuse your whole life with renewed confidence and creativity (especially after a breakup or a breakdown).

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Express yourself, release stress, make space for YOU, and explore your creative edge as you collaborate weekly to create and perform dances with a non-intimidating, down-to-earth group of people who will welcome you!

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Immerse yourself in a day of creativity and deep inner transformation that guides you in taking what's in your soul and making it into a dance. Learn my "Emergent Method" of creativity to help you express yourself authentically and easefully.


what’s your dance revival path?

Let me help you find it.

 
 

In this complimentary session we'll explore exactly what's holding you back, what you really want from dance (beyond the basics), and how I can help you get to a new level of creative expression, body confidence, and feeling like YOU again. We’ll see which YCDA path is right for YOU!


what people are saying:

 

“The program allowed me to release a lot of emotion that I had been holding in. Each week I felt like crying during class - not because I was sad - but because there was finally a place to channel a lot of energy, emotion, and stress that I had been harboring for a long time.

“I loved having a supportive community of all around awesome women, it's so refreshing! I never felt unwelcome or intimidated once. Thank you for creating that safe space and community.”

—nicole kingston

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“I love the space Jess has created for us... It's not just about working on a dance, or the act of getting to dance again, it is so much more than that. I’m learning so much more about myself than I ever thought I could and it's giving me the confidence to try and explore and create more.”

—daniela ramirez
 

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“So grateful to this woman for creating a safe space for people to dance. All people, whether you’ve ever taken a dance class or not. She encourages our authentic movement. It’s not about steps or perfection it’s about YOU and whatever you bring to your dance. Bring your joy, your pain, your desire to be seen, your deepest fears, or simply your love of dance and you will be welcomed. We’re all just a bunch of ‘dance orphans’ who were looking for a home to dance our dance, even if we didn’t know it.”

 

—jennifer gandia

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"I love the intuitive way in which Jess led us. She created a space in which I was able to connect to my heart and to an inner truth that I hadn't yet realized until that point in the workshop. Ever since, things have been concretizing in big ways and my creative life is blossoming. Jess, you're a somatic genius!"

—melissa guttman

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"Jess's program helped me get in touch with why I've chosen to move on from dance as I've known it in my life thus far and leap into the unknown. It's because if I'm not enjoying myself, why do what I've done!? Now, I'm recreating my relationship with dance on MY terms and it's the most freeing thing in the world!"

 —heather fraelick