Dancing to the beat of her own drum we chatted to the multi-talented @Sarahwhiting on her love for all things dance related. From ballet to burlesque we found out how she learnt to dance and why she loves it so much.
How long have you been dancing for?
Well, I've been dancing since I could walk, but I've been taking classes now consistently for 18 years.
How did you get into it and what age were you when you started?
I started ballet when I was 7, and amongst doing netball for a while, I started doing lots of other dance styles.
What challenge/goal have you recently set yourself within your sport?
For my dance class that I teach, I really want to see my students growing in their confidence and rocking who they are in the sexy, fun setting of burlesque!
For myself as a dancer personally, I would love to work more on my flexibility and performances!
What was your fear with dancing and how did you overcome it?
I remember feeling anxious when I first went to classes at my current dance school, where I now teach too. It was the fear of the unknown, as well as the pressure of being in a new social setting, people, teacher, and learning a new style. I took comfort knowing that there were other newbies in the class with me and we're all in class to learn and have fun which helped me to relax and be myself.
Whats your most memorable moment with dancing?
There's so many amazing memories that I have been able to experience, countless performances and shows, laughs with friends in class, the thrill of pushing my body in creating something truly beautiful. A couple of my highlights include competing and leading my dance school in the annual National Multicultual Festival Parade.
Which CEACEA item do you like best for dancing?
I love my CEACEA tights, because I wear tights every week and these are just so comfy and bring so much bright gorgeousness to class.
Who’s your inspiration?
Ooh, I have many - for life generally my Mum, always - especially for being hardworking and kind. Dance inspirations include my instructor, owner of Kokoloco Dance Studio and dear friend Becky Fleming, Dita von Teese, Media Noche, Zilia Rose and Sashya Jay and all major girl crushes too.
What does being a woman of impact mean to you?
Being critical of the world around you, using my voice to speak out about things I can change and leaving this place in a better state than when I found it.
Thanks Sarah for a great insight into how beneficial dancing can be for your mind and soul. Such a great way to meet friends and grow in confidence.
Check out Sarah on insta @Sarah_whiting_ for more great pic and info on all things dancings. We also love her insta for her body confidence and positivity she shares via her pics and messages. This girl keeps it real and super fun.
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