Jill Pagano originated the first "Naughty and Nice" event in 2009. "Isn't it time you got a little naughty?" she asked her Nia students. Hers was an invitation to daring and joy, with a simple proposal: put way the exercise wear and strut our stuff in lingerie, nighties, evening wear, whatever made us feel sexy and beautiful.
"Now ladies, there is a time to play it safe-- taking Nia class in your gorgeous lingerie is NOT one of them!" she wrote. "I know dancing in your sexy nighties and such is a little unnerving, a little 'out of the box' shall we say. That's why we are doing it and exactly the reason you'll never forget the feeling of doing it! Vavoom!"
She was right. That night, women flocked to a private, velvet-walled cocoon that she created at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center dressed in lingerie, gloves, boas, whatever made us feel beautiful. Together, we celebrated the gift of our beauty, supporting each other in a celebratory, body-affirming environment. For me it was paradigm shifting in a HUGE way, incredibly empowering and profoundly healing. That was nine years ago.
Now, we have our own comfortable, perfectly secluded space...and we're resurrecting "Naughty and Nice" again!
The new "Naughty and Nice" takes place Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at Move2Center Studio. We're already cooking up some playlist ideas...a little Prince, some PJ Harvey, maybe even a musical cameo from RuPaul? It's going to be wild and fabulous, just like you!
Please note: This is an event for women only. Be sure to get there on time -- to keep things private, we'll be locking the doors by 6:15pm or 6:20pm.
Admission for this special fundraising event is $20. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
See (more of) ya there!!!!
Did you know that throughout December and January, thousands of dancers in more than 20 countries participated in #DanceWild events? In March we have the opportunity to take part in the next round, in celebration of Ann Christiansen's new routine Ride!
Join us on Sunday, March 11 at 10:30am for this special class, part of a month-long global event designed to unite the global Nia community! This class is open to everybody, so bring friends along for the Ride! Until then, enjoy the official video to the routine's title track, embedded below.
#DanceRide is included with your 5-Class Pass or Unlimited Membership
Drop in: $18 plus tax.
Questions? Shoot us an email!
Let's be frank, it is hard to be happy when your feet hurt. Prevention is the best medicine to having happy, healthy and pain-free feet!
Happy Feet = Happy Body = Happier YOU!
In this 2.5 hour workshop not only will we review anatomy and mechanics of the foot, you will:
* Assess if you are in a Foot Fog.
* Learn Jill's 4 Step "Get Happy with Your Body Process" ( you can use anywhere on your body...we'll be using on our feet).
* Receive take home tools to keep your feet healthy thus improving how you walk, dance and keep your balance.
* Gain better understanding, appreciation and gratitude for your amazing body!
Date: **SUNDAY**, February 25, 2019
Time: Noon-2:30pm, $35
Online Pre-Pay discounted price: $25 + tax -- SAVE $10.
For more information, email Jill at JillFPagano@gmail.com.
Space is limited...reserve your spot today!
Coming Saturday, February 17: Make Mojo Work For You in the Year of the Dog!
Tap into magic as we move into 2018! Let’s gather and celebrate "Year of the Brown Earth Dog."
Auntie Sindy Todo always packs her workshops with high energy fun and enlightenment.
All ingredients and handouts will be provided while you enjoy bubbly punch and tasty hors d’oeuvres as you learn the process of constructing and blessing your own mojo bag.
The fun takes place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 6p.m.
Limited space available, so reserve your place today! Cost: $25 per person, all inclusive.