Dance for Success! New Dance Fitness Program is Giving the Women of D.C. New Confidence, a Healthy Lifestyle and a New Community

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In response to the growing number of waistlines, stress levels and overall dissatisfaction among young professional women in Washington, DC – Sarah Spear Sands, 31, left her job as a successful lawyer and lobbyist to launch DanceTrance DC

“I just decided that ‘enough was enough’…” In response to the growing number of waistlines, stress levels and overall dissatisfaction among young professional women in Washington, DC – Sarah Spear Sands, 31, left her job as a successful lawyer and lobbyist to launch DanceTrance DC.

“D.C. is one of the healthiest cities in the country, so it made perfect sense to launch here. In addition, so many young people in this city embrace a “work hard, play hard” mentality – that’s exactly the attitude that Dance Trance embraces!”

For Sands, a former lobbyist for the AALU (American Association of Life Insurance Underwriting), work used to create “a lot of stress.” To her delight, she smiles, “now my work is a stress reliever…and I get to help others in the same way too!”

Dance Trance is a fun fitness class that mashes aerobics and choreography to top 40 hits. Beginners learn how to follow the moves in one of 2 weekly ‘Breakdown’ classes and intermediate to advanced students jam to 60 minutes of their favorite songs in one of 8 weekly ‘High-Cardio’ classes.

“I fell in love with Dance Trance as a law student in Florida,” says Sands. “I was over-stressed and out-of-shape…and working out was another chore. Then a friend introduced me to Dance Trance and, in many ways, the program completely changed my outlook on life,” the memory makes her smile. “Now I want to share that same gift with the women of D.C.”

Everyone’s got a different reason for coming, say Sands. Some participants say they are tired of going to the bars and looking for a new healthy social actiivity to do with friends… Others are young professionals looking to shed the extra weight gained behind their desk – or from a recent pregnancy. And, yet others, are looking to gain confidence while having fun working out.

With the help of friends, former colleagues and a series of targeted promotions with Living Social, Athleta and Georgetown University, Dance Trance has welcomed over 500 young professionals to it’s studio at Balance Gym (1111 14th ST, NW).

”It’s taking off” says Sands “but for me the greatest reward is seeing the smiles on the faces of these women after learning – and nailing – a new routine during class.”

More information on the Dance Trance program is available at http://www.dancetrancefitness.com/dc. To schedule an interview, please contact Sarah Spear Sands at 202-288-2268.

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