(ATL) Sub Like it Hot!
Posted by Paulina

Anyone else starting to feel the effects of this beautiful warm weather... such as happiness, more energy, and sneezing so hard your socks fly off your feet? Yea, me too. I think the groundhog lied to us, Spring is closer than we think... joke's on us for letting a marmot predict the weather. Either way, I'm not mad about it, I might still dress like an eskimo behind the front desk but I'll be relieved to not have to dress like one outside haha. 

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(ATL) Why fake it when you can shake it?
Posted by Paulina

We have a lot to cover in today's 101, so I'll keep my New Orleans recap short... Let's just say thank goodness for two days of kickball otherwise I would NOT have fit in the car on the ride home... the Nola cuisine did NOT disappoint. From homemade crawfish etouffe (aka butter butter butter) to beignets the size of my fist (from Cafe Du Monde of course) to the incredible brie and prosciutto crepe (from my new favorite brunch spot, Toast)... I almost forgot that I was there for a tournament and not a food tour. #priorities 

Now just a few mentions before we get to it... Congrats to Lauren on a very successful Barre & Bae themed Ballet Barre Fit this past Sunday and thank you to those that brought their Bae/Boo/Beau... rumor has it, she might have scored a new batch of regulars. Lastly, starting today, every 101 will end with a Class Spotlight. Sometimes we put more focus on the shiny new classes and forget about the amazing gems hiding on the schedule... #rude

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(ALPHARETTA) Dance 101 Lagniappe: the 13th donut
Posted by Ofelia

Dear Dancers, Artistic Athletes and Dreamers!

And the beat goes on. Hello February!

Or in Lisa Mongell's case: Buh Bye 13 pounds! She is the winner of our 30 Day "Dance Yourself Fit" Challenge! Way to go, Lisa! Please congratulate her when you see her - and let her ecstatic energy tag you - as it did me. I happened to be at the studio during her final weigh in and I will never forget how she screamed when she saw the numbers on the scale.  It went something like this: OOOOOOFEEELIAAAAAAAAAAA!   But before you go down the wrong Rabbit Hole with this, consider that there are very few dance 101ers who come to the studio specifically and exclusively to burn off weight. That's not to say people don't want to trim down - it's just not the focus of why we are here - and yet it's a benefit of being here.  The crazy thing is that it happens while we are doing something we enjoy - hence the disbelief in Lisa's scream.  Life just doesn't work that way. Losing 13 pounds in one month by taking ballet, jazz and stretch classes is akin to eating cheesecake every meal and dropping 10 lbs in a month. 

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