Meet the Dance Students:
Hannah and Connor are ambitious, independently and in partnership. Hannah is a marriage counselor at Sequoia Immersions, always looking for new ways to help couples connect through healthy experiences. Connor is going to school for coding with intentions on making a meaningful impact via the world of technology. Together they love exploring nature and are always looking for opportunities to grow and develop their meaning of life.
Connor and Hannah’s Goal:
Connor and Hannah’s goal were to be able to dance together and feel good about. They loved the idea of building experiences and connecting through dance, but they were not feeling this through past dance classes. They hoped learning Flow would change that.
“We are learning how to express who we are individually and as a couple through our bodies, through whatever music we hear, in any place, at any time.”
“It is so fun and so liberating just to not worry what other folks think and just to allow yourself to be creative in your movement”
Notes about their journey:
Hannah and Michael met at a workshop focused on strengthening relationships. They discussed the parallels of strengthening relationships on and off the dance floor. Hannah decided she needed to bring her husband to Flow and give this dancing thing a shot. During the first few lessons, they found themselves stepping on each other and getting frustrated because weren’t “doing it right”. They quickly moved passed this discomfort of being imperfect and found that their imperfect dancing is what made it so much fun. Each lesson they found they were better than the last and could create and incorporate new moves into their repertoire. Sometimes they switch roles. Connor likes learning through the follow’s role and Hannah likes all the possibilities as a lead. These two are at a point in their journey where dancing always feels good and it is now a skill they use whenever the moment presents itself.
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.