How did you find out about SOS and why did SOS appeal to you?
Through Instagram... The class looked fun and I liked the idea of learning routine's based on Beyoncé's music videos!
Were you nervous for your first class, how did you feel before?
Slightly! I'm used to doing contemporary dance, so commercial felt a little bit out of my depth.
How did you feel afterwards, what stood out to you about how your SOS experience made you feel?
I felt GREAT! The atmosphere of the class was so upbeat and positive, regardless of the different abilities or dance experience of people in the group.
Do you think SOS has improved your confidence and mental health, if so, how?
Absolutely, I was anxious and apprehensive about getting back into dancing after some time off. But the SOS classes helped me rebuild my confidence with that, and do classes for fun with no pressure. I always leave feeling great.
Are you able to use the confidence gained on the SOS dance-floor in other aspects of your life?
I have a wonderful group of friends who I adore and are all very outgoing, however I would often feel overshadowed and not as good as them in different ways. My improved confidence through SOS has reminded me of the things I love about myself, and less worried about comparing myself to others.
What does the SOS Community mean to you?
A great way to meet people who I wouldn't normally, but who are all connected by their love to move and to feel good within themselves.
What do you do for work?
I'm a Personal Trainer.
Do you use your SOS confidence at work?
In my job I often have to help others feel confident within their bodies. By feeling more confident in myself but also aware that everyone has their own struggles, I remind people or even my friends, that they can gradually build that confidence within themselves too.
How has SOS helped your physical health, self worth and body confidence?
Physical health, it's helped me get back into the routine of dancing more which I've missed and my body has been craving to do again. And self worth and body confidence, again goes down to not comparing myself to others in a negative way. I've learnt to love and appreciate my body and what it can do. The classes are always pretty sassy and sexy, and having other girls cheering on when we perform the routine always makes you feel good!