On Saturday, a big chapter in my life came to a close, as Stamford Jazzercisers gathered for our last dance.
For the past thirty-three years the Jazzercise stage has been a mainstay in my world, and I’m so grateful that my mom invited me to join her for class 35 years ago. It was something we shared for decades.
The last ten years I’ve remained as substitute instructor (after 23 years as an owner). I’m glad I was able to keep my toe in the water and I continued to enjoy every moment on the stage.
I’ve been a part of Jazzercise longer than any other job I’ve had; longer than I’ve been married; and longer than I had my dad (at least in the earthly realm.)
I couldn’t begin to count the number of routines, classes, and customers that have been a part of this journey, literally THOUSANDS, including raising tens of thousands of dollars for charities over the years.
The essence for me has been about confidence, courage, connection and community.
There is power in community.
From the bottom of my heart, to all those who graced the Jazzercise dance floor…I thank you.
Until the next time, keep dancing like no one’s watching.