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Dana Hood

Dana Hood

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  • 720-338-7753

Dana Hood

Nia Black Belt Teacher
Denver, Colorado, United States

The first time I stepped into a dance class I was 3 years old and I remember saying, “When I grow up I want to be a dance teacher and have a dance studio.”  As much as I loved dancing, my earliest memories of it were there was a right way and a wrong way to do it and it was all about performing perfectly.  I danced most my childhood becoming “great dancer”.
After graduating and moving into the work world, dancing fell away.  I went to college, worked many jobs and became an entrepreneur, opening a doggie daycare and then 3 years later a doggie boutique.  I love working with dogs and have always appreciated the way they are so fully themselves.  They love their bodies and authentically express emotion and love everyday.
Working 12+ hour days everyday, my body began to cry out for something to balance my energy.  It was then I was told about Nia and began dancing again.  But this dancing wasn’t about right and wrong and perfection.  The perfection is how connected I feel to my body, how connected I feel to my life.

Nine years, 7 Nia and 3 JourneyDance trainings later, I teach almost everyday and can truly say I am on the path the 3 year old predicted.  This dancing path is about expression, healing, play and joy!  As a teacher I don’t perform, I facilitate an experience.  When people step into my class, I give them permission to be exactly where and who they are in that moment. I show them how to move, from the inside out, and how to trust and connect to their bodies in a new way.  That deep body connection leads to a deeper connection to Heart, Confidence, Desire and Power.  Join me in the dance I love and experience for yourself what it feels like to step into a new way of living in this body!

 

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My Locations

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Cherry Creek Athletic Club
500 S. Cherry Street, Glendale , CO, US
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Dana's Home Studio
Denver, US
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Littleton YMCA
11 W Dry Creek Ct, Littleton, CO, United States
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Dancing The Soul - Studio for Movement and Stillness
950 C Jersey Street , Denver, CO, US
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Mar De Jade
Chacala, MX
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Lakeshore Athletic Club
300 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO, US
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Colorado Athletic Club DTC
5555 Dtc Parkway, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, United States
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Bali Retreat
Ubud, Bali, Republic of Indonesia
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iBODY Inspired Movement - Denver's Dance & Yoga Sanctuary
1177 South Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO, United States
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My Nia Classes

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Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm Cherry Creek Athletic Club
500 S. Cherry Street, Glendale , CO, US
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Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pm iBODY Inspired Movement - Denver's Dance & Yoga Sanctuary
1177 South Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO, United States
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Monday 12:00pm - 1:00pm iBODY Inspired Movement - Denver's Dance & Yoga Sanctuary
1177 South Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO, United States
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Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm iBODY Inspired Movement - Denver's Dance & Yoga Sanctuary
1177 South Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO, United States
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Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00pm iBODY Inspired Movement - Denver's Dance & Yoga Sanctuary
1177 South Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO, United States
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Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm iBODY Inspired Movement - Denver's Dance & Yoga Sanctuary
1177 South Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO, United States
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