For most of women's lives they struggle to seperate their indentity as a person from their looks. Meaning, they see the supposed flaws on their bodies as something to be changed, removed, and hidden. Difini Dolls Dance Crew Classes aims to change that. They offer a safe place for women ages 18+ to discover their bodies grace, flexibility, and strength by challenging their own negative oppinions of themselves. Difini Dolls Dance Crew Dance Class teachers aim to create a positive self-talk dialogue in the class room thrugh positive words of encouragement and affirmation in a body positive space.
The Founder of Difini Dolls Dance Crew Stephanie Strugar, struggled with a poor self image and struggled with an eating disorder even though she was active since her childhood through sports, dance, and outdoor fitness. Often she would hold her self back from related opportunities because she felt that she would not be accepted in her body. Stephanie is a certified group fitness leader, and a dance fitness instructor with 10 years experience her physical disability made a huge impact on how she views the Arts. Since childhood her disability challenged her to approach dance and fitness differently in a way that would be fulfilling. "When you dance you feel free, you are temporarily able to move outside your bodies supposed limitations." says Stephanie. She does not conform with media's beauty standards, and is focused on providing her students with whole body health knowledge based on experience.
"To see students transform like a butterfly, becoming more confident and self ware creating a healthier mind and body is the best reward." I believe dance technqiue and fitness can be accessible and still a work of art." says Stephanie
Many of Difini Dolls Crew dance students start as volunteers with the company, and some end up performing and competing with Difinity Dance. These women in these classes are from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, as well as ages and abilities. Difinity Dance's mandate is to ensure cross cultural, cross generational, and truth and reconciliation teachings are always apart of their classes. They hope to create a conversation about what dance was, is, and can be for women who express themselves positively through dance.
Recently, Difini Dolls Dance Crew decided to offer a photo shoot for their dance classes students to show them how much they have come alive in the duration of time with Difinity Dance. "We wanted to capture the transformation in their face and body post classes, like a scrapbook memory of the moment when they realized they are unstoppably beautiful." says Stephanie.
"Head2ToeBeautiful" shoot is being generously sponsored by (www.facebook.com/deadshotphotography/ owner DezaraeeGill. Dez is a recent graduate of PrairieView Photography School, she started a podcast called "Find Your Worth" (www.findyourworthvys.ca) A podcast dedicated to helping teens and young adults discover their worth by sharing and interviewing everyday Winnipegers. Theseare the stories of a variety of people who have experienced or are currently experiencing some type of barrier that has affected their mental health. Whether it's through bullying, depression, societal expectations, and many others.
All Difini Dolls Dance Crew students who purchase a 4 week, 6 week, or 8 week class pass are eligible for this Amazing opportunity. To learn more about our classes visit: www.ddsp.ca/adult-classes.html
1 HEAD2TOEBEAUTIFUL Photoshoot Coupon which includes:
- 1 custom Burlesque/ Glam personalized 30-45 min photo shoot
- Pin Up Hair & Makeup Artistry (@studio)
- Pick 3 Looks from our GLAM CATALOGUE ( Props provided)
- Professional Pin Up/ Glam modeling coaching
- Online Photo Gallery with 15
- REDEEM COUPON FOR: $90 per person/ $250 Value!
Date of PhotoShoot: (By Appointment Only)
April. 21st 5pm to 10pm
Location: Aspire Professional Photography Studio Inc.
289 King St. Wpg.MB
What to bring: Classic inspired Lingerie or Pin Up Outfits & Costumes (Whatever makes you feel empowered)
How to register: Purchase your pass & pay for your shoot by e-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Link on facebook: www.facebook.com/events/558949114473719/