Meet the Dance Students:
Alex can groove, but grooving with a partner, not as much. Hannah has style, including dance style, but she did not know how to partner dance. Alex is making waves in the world of techy startup and Hannah is keeping fashion on point as a writer for Nordstrom’s and a DIY role model at homemadebanana. Together, they love going out on the town, listening to live music, and goofing with and on each other. When you think of the cutest and most fun couple to be around, think of Alex and Hannah.
alex and hannah’s Goal:
Alex is a longtime friend of Michael. They were frat bros together, at Beta Theta Pi. Alex always wanted to take Michael up on dance lessons, but he wanted that special someone to experience it with. Along comes Hannah, the perfect partner. They’re dance goals were to love dancing with each other. Three months into their training they became engaged. They’re dance goals slightly shifted, from love dancing with each other to showing their guests what it means to dance in partnership.
“It’s less about the choreography and more about the language of dance”
“You learn how to read your partner, how to walk with them, and how to feel the music together”
“It’s nice to move our bodies, listen to music together, get a workout in even though you don’t know you are getting a workout in”
Notes about their journey:
Hannah and Alex had a ball dancing with each other from the very beginning. They had fun stepping on each other’s toes to spinning, dipping, and making all the goofy faces under the sun. Alex can get frustrated when a new concept doesn’t materialize as planned, but that’s his motivation to better understand and express the language. Hannah is laughing the whole time as she loves the challenge of learning to follow whatever Alex throws at her next, or is it all those goofy dance faces he can’t stop making?
You can count on these two giving it there all every time they come to dance, as they are great compliments to each other as they work and play together on the dance floor. Can’t wait for that wedding performance!
Born in Seattle, raised in Granite Falls, and graduated with an Economics degree from the UW.
Sometimes you don’t choose a career, but the career chooses you. This happened to me. Checking out career opportunities on craigslist, I saw an opportunity to learn and teach ballroom dance, no experience necessary. That was in 2011, and the rest is history.
As a kid, I grew up physically in the world of sports, baseball was #1, but I always felt a creative curiosity for the world of arts. With dance, I have realized both these worlds in one.
I have a burning desire in making sense of this world, it is an addiction I cannot seem to kick. I want to experience and question everything I can. I’m telling you, its an addiction.
Through my exploration of activities, I’ve discovered my two all-time favorites endorphin boosters are dancing, especially in partnership, and kiteboarding. I’ve experienced feelings through these that I haven’t found elsewhere. A goal of mine is to trip around the world, kiting the terrain by day and dancing with the locals by night.
Cultivating a community that fosters each individual’s dream is my dream, evolving into our best selves together. This community is on a tropical island with loads of fruit trees and animals, like pandas and monkeys.
Currently, I am committed to developing Flow Fluently’s training program to be accessible for all and creating awareness of how life-enhancing this physical language is.
Life is real. Life is good.