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DANCE-A-THON March 11th!

January 8, 2023

January 8, 2023

Dear Friends,

Never Gonna NOT Dance Again!

Our 3rd Stop Drop And Dance-A-Thon is happening on Saturday, March 11th at the San Rafael Community Center!

Doors open at 4:30pm to pick-up your new 2023 "Never Gonna Not Dance Again" dance tank (t-shirt for youth and men). From 5-8pm we will be dancing to 44 songs with easy-to-follow choreography, followed by dinner and conversation from 8-9pm!

Invite your friends who love a *little*fitness challenge, and experience this MARATHON of dance parties within a safe, non-judgmental, and joyful community!

*Dinner and dance shirt included in admission price (get your ticket before 2/15 to guarantee your size!)*

We raised $1290!

We had the largest turnout ever for a SCHOOL Stop Drop and Dance fundraiser class!

Over 100 adults and children attended last Friday's glow-in-the-dark party at Mary Silveira Elementary School in San Rafael.

What was incredible was that most of the 100 people were first-time students!!! As many of you know, all our classes are quite a workout, and everyone in the room kept dancing from start to finish. Amazing energy!

If you were there, thank you for supporting our schools and trying something new!

A huge thank you goes out to our team of hosts, Tni Newhoff, Susanah Gasper, Heather Di Giorgio, Kristi Leach, and Jennifer Ishii,who arranged everything from decorations and glow sticks to providing popcorn, donuts, and hot cocoa afterwards!

I'd also like to thank a few of my regular dancers, Sandy Aley, Gina Daly, Lisa Butcher, Jenn Macievich, and Debby Strenkofsky, plus my two daughters, who showed up and danced on stage!  By the end of the party, we had about 15 other littles voluntarily dancing on stage too!

Thank you for raising $1290 for the CanDo! Education Foundation and supporting the Miller Creek School District!

Class Cancelled This Thursday and Saturday!

It's raining all week again! If you need some exercise and your outdoor plans are getting ruined, come join us in-person in San Rafael, on Zoom from your home, or take an on-demand recording!

@UUMarin: 240 Channing Way in San Rafael

Tuesday, January 10th @UUMarin

9:30am 60 minutes Stop Drop and Dance + optional 15 minute core/stretch (bring a mat)

Wednesday, January 11th @UUMarin

*Sign up for HIIT and Yoga is Always Free*

9:30am 60 Minutes HIIT Camp 30/30 (bring dumbbells and a mat)

10:45am 60 Minutes All-Levels Yoga (bring a mat)

NO CLASS Thursday, January 12th or Saturday, January 14th

*My family will be visiting my old college roommate's familyfor the Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend. Thank you for your understanding!*

Our regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 17th
(Michelle Sullivan's Birthday Class!)

*If you take class at least 5x a month (1-2x a week), consider a membership to save you money!*


When I was younger, if anyone asked what my dream would be, my answer was, "to be Janet Jackson's backup dancer."

Yeah, that's not going to happen anymore, but I'll take the next best thing - going to her concert!  Janet's tour is appropriately called, "Together Again," and it is coming to Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View on June 16th.  A group of us have bought tickets for: Lawn Seats + Chair Rental, and we will be dancing and singing together.  If you want to join us, go to Ticketmaster and purchase your ticket there (and email me afterwards!).

In the meantime, every month, I am committing to choreographing one Janet song during Stop Drop and Dance class until the concert. So fun!!!

I'll finish up this newsletter with the perfect quote that Janet just shared on her Instagram:

"My energy for 2023 is:
If it distracts me from my purpose and steals my joy,
I'm letting it go."

- Alex Elle