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I had just said goodbye to a happy chapter in my life volunteering as a dance workshop leader working with at risk youth. At a crossroad in my career change journey, I saw my life transforming and thought ‘what comes next’?

“The door is more than it appears. It separates who you are from who you can be. You do not have to walk through it… You can run.”

Franklin Richards, The Fantastic Four

In 2016, I combined my passion for dance and movement with my developing talent for helping others, got certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Group Fitness Instructor, and licensed by Zumba to teach dance fitness. Since then, Talitha Dance has become home for people like me, everyday heroes rolling along their journey, taking care of business, and trying to squeeze fitness in between living life and being happy. In 2018, after getting licensed to teach Barre and Strong by Zumba, I left my day job and took the plunge into teaching fitness classes full time. 

“When will I know I'm ready”? (Miles Morales)

"You won’t. It's a leap of faith. That's all it is. A leap of faith."

Peter B. Parker, Into the Spider-Verse

Talitha Dance has become a resource that brings a community together to help you take control of your fitness. We regularly host inclusive and affordable fitness classes and events that include progressions and modifications so you can get fit at your pace on your budget. Our social media pages share other affordable movement and fitness opportunities, and helpful fitness and nutrition news from trustworthy sources so you stay informed. We associate with organizations that similarly seek to lift their communities, and we share information on other fitness classes, formats, and personal trainers that can help round out your workout routine. Together we build a home that makes it easier for you to lay down your cape, take off all your hats, and for the duration of your fitness happy hour, declare “I’m free”!