K.C. - Brooklyn NY student
Since 2013 we've been holding space for (re)emerging dancers to get back into their bodies and expression. Hear from some of our past members here.
After college, I moved to a small town with very few dance opportunities for adults, and for four years I stopped dancing for the first time in my life. I always said that if I realized my dream of moving to NYC, a place rich with dance opportunities for anyone and everyone, I would start dancing again.
I moved to NYC in November 2014, but I didn't start dancing. I felt out of practice and intimidated to return to a traditional studio setting, and I realized my location was not the only thing holding me back. Then, a former dance teacher and now dear friend told me about Dance Again. A day later I spoke with Jess and decided to enroll. Within a week, I was dancing again, and a few weeks later I was performing for the first time in ten years.
If something is holding you back from dancing again or you've been hoping for an opportunity to dance again free from comparison or competition, I highly recommend Dance Again.
- Cait Marie Crossley
“Before working with Jess, I struggled with bringing dance back into my life. Deep down, I longed to dance again, but I was buried in self-doubt, depression, and resistance.
I joined the program and step by step with Jess’ guidance, I started dancing again. I also began getting more in touch with my emotions, which I learned I’d been disconnected from for a while. For the showcase, I choreographed my own dance piece and performed for the first time in three years.
“Jess offers the kind of support that I’ve always needed, but never knew existed. She has led me to a better understanding of the creative process and has shared insight into the struggles and emotions we experience as creative beings. Jess provides structure and accountability with sensitivity and encouragement from the heart. This balance of emotional support and practical tools has helped me to blossom in my creative journey and other areas of my life. I’m truly blessed to have worked with Jess and look forward to all she has to offer in the future.”
— Marikit Fernando
“Through working with Jess, I was able to focus on my love of telling a story through movement - which had been dormant for close to 50 years prior to meeting her!
"I was encouraged to explore this no matter how imperfect it felt, and thus I have learnt and continue to learn that it’s good enough instead of it having to be all or nothing. Making more time to dance in small ways has got me in touch with my energy and to be more present.
"Jess gently gives you the space to feel uncomfortable. Instead of stuffing it down, she encourages you to use it, all of it: the anger, fear, silliness, resistance, tears, and laughter that come up when creating.
”Plus - what started with my personal dance revival has now seeped into my business. I’ve been making creative videos for the bookstore I own, which has generated a new marketing avenue AND made work a lot more fun.”
- Richard Chalfin
Our virtual programs and growing roster of classes are designed to help you:
**Discover your own authentic movement and get comfortable dancing in any setting
**Access your freedom and confidence both on and off the dancefloor
**Create the dance life you always wanted but never knew was possible