About – OLD

The Shine Workout!

SHiNE Dance Fitness™ brings original routines to life using hit music and choreography for all-abilities. Rooted in jazz, ballet, and hip-hop, this workout gives you a creative outlet to escape from daily stress. Each class includes the perfect balance of high cardio and toning to ensure you receive a full-body workout with real results. SHiNE is a mood-lifting experience that leaves you feeling capable, confident, and connected to a supportive community.

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You deserve to SHiNE

Do you want to get your sexy back?

Do you want to make new friends?

Are you in need of a stress outlet?

Are you looking for a fresh, full-body workout?

Are you searching for a judgement-free community?

Dance with us!

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Like many of you, I grew up taking dance classes like jazz, ballet, and tap, but when I graduated high school and went off to college, I stopped dancing (except for the occasional girls night out). I got married the week after college graduation and ‘real’ life happened. Jobs, kids, running a household, staying spiritually connected, trying to stay fit, being a good friend, sister, daughter, wife and mother – and the list goes on. While I took pride in these responsibilities and they gave me joy, I was losing the carefree spirit I had prior to adulting.

In 2008, a getaway with my mother and sister changed my life. After experiencing a loss in our family, we took time for each other and left for a fitness spa retreat. To be completely honest, I wasn’t looking forward to it. My idea of a relaxing getaway did NOT include working out daily! During our stay, I gravitated to the dance classes and felt overwhelmed with emotion that had been buried for years. My passion for dance was awakened and stronger than ever before. I felt the young girl from years past surfacing, and with that came confidence, joy, and freedom. This is when I told myself I needed to make dance a part of my life, and more importantly, share it with other women.

I started crafting my own class by incorporating traditional dance from my youth and the best dance music out there, creating routines for students to feel strong, confident, inspired and challenged. I spent the first six years perfecting and growing my class. Then, in 2015 I made the choice to turn my local hobby into a business. We officially became SHiNE Dance Fitness™, launching our first online classes, and the next year we hosted our first live instructor training. Today, classes are offered virtually and around the world by passionate instructors who have started their own SHiNE™ community. My greatest reward on this journey is hearing students and instructors share the positive impact SHiNE has made on them. It’s when I hear these stories I am reassured I’m living out my purpose, and I thank every member of SHiNE Nation for allowing me to do so! See you on the dance floor!

  –  XOXO, Kendall