Founded in 2013, DanceBody’s mission is to provide a fun and effective workout by infusing functional training with the playfulness of dance. Our dancers-turned-instructors move clients’ bodies in new ways through dance-inspired fitness. Clients come to DanceBody, virtually and in person, for a workout that strengthens both body and mind.
EveryBody is a DanceBody.
Community: Clients, Trainers, and Team - we all move together
Customer Service: We go the extra mile through personalized attention and genuine interaction
Accountability: We Keep Moving so you can Keep Moving
Mind and Body: Our dances change quarterly to challenge you - we don’t do boring
Inclusion: We’ve created a space where you can show up as you are
We believe that your workout should build confidence and bring you joy. The most important measurement is how you feel - that is why we strive to improve your quality of life through movement.
After dancing professionally for years, Katia combined her passion for dance and fitness into a career when she founded DanceBody in 2013. A ten-year veteran in the wellness industry, Pryce quickly developed a reputation for her compassionate, yet no-nonsense, attitude towards building her company culture. Her mission to provide a fun, inclusive experience through her classes has translated into devoted DanceBody clients in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, The Hamptons, and beyond. Katia is regularly tapped as an expert in her field, both as a fitness professional and entrepreneur. She lives in NYC with her Silky Terrier, Roxy.
Before joining DanceBody in 2013, Courtnay travelled the world as a professional dancer and aerialist. She later lent her skillset to Broadway Dance Center as their Programs Administrator. A lifelong performer with over nine years in the fitness industry, Courtnay oversees operations, programming, and trainer development at DanceBody - systems that she built from the ground up. With a mission to empower others, Courtnay leads her sold out classes with tough love, body rolls, and hair whips.
As the Senior Director of Business Development, Alex oversees the operations, communications, personnel, and best business strategies over all departments at DanceBody. Previously, Alex built her career as Communications Manager at The School at Steps on Broadway and Marketing Manager of Barnard College. An avid fitness lover, Alex originally found DanceBody through social media, proving that organic relationships truly are the most effective! Alex lives in NYC with her husband, Eric, and Cavapoo puppy, Cooper.
Natalie started out dancing competitively in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Slippery Rock University with a BA in Dance. After years of international tours and performing as a magician's assistant (yes, she's been cut in half!) Natalie found her home at DanceBody in 2019. Starting as a DB Trainer, Natalie’s role evolved into Assistant Director of Training and eventually Director of Training. Along with teaching classes and training private clients, Natalie manages the DanceBody Trainers and programming. Natalie lives in NYC with her husband John, the ultimate #dancebodydude, and their cat, Fred.
Mindi’s dance journey began in her hometown of Plantation, Florida where she spent her time training with renowned companies such as Keigwin + Company and The Ailey School. After graduating from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with a focus on Contemporary Dance, she made the leap to NYC. Mindi became a DB Trainer in 2018 and from there grew into the Head of Retail and the Social Media Manager, where she oversees DanceBody visual content, messaging, and influencer relationships. Mindi aspires to motivate, support, and help every #DanceBodyBabe to see their inner beauty.
As Digital Marketing Coordinator, Dana manages the daily performance of our LIVE + On Demand streaming platform, DanceBody LIVE. Additionally, she maintains digital marketing efforts for DanceBody. Dana found DanceBody in 2017 through her cousin (shoutout Nikki!) and was a client and a member of the #StreamTeam before joining the team full-time in 2019. Dana is on her way to become a Certified Integrative Health Coach and lives in NYC.
Sasha has been on the DanceBody Team since 2018. In her role of Private Client Coordinator, she schedules all DanceBody Private Clients and events. You may recognize Sasha as our glowing star in our Prenatal Program on DanceBody LIVE. Previously, Sasha was head of Investor Relations and Marketing at Archview Investment Group. As a DanceBody client herself, she quickly realized that the perfect place to combine her talent and passion was actually at DanceBody! Sasha lives in NYC with her husband, Shamus, and two kids, Sienna and Sebastian.
Emily began training in classical ballet at the age of four in South Jersey. She made the move to NYC where she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance (Concentration of Ballet) and a minor in Arts Management. After a few shows and a couple hundred pointe shoes, Emily was craving a little more intensity and a lot more community. She found DanceBody in the summer of 2019 and the rest is history! As a Trainer, Emily's goal is to help her clients feel stronger and more confident, the same way DanceBody helped her! You can find Emily teaching weekly on DanceBody LIVE and with her Virtual and in-person private clients.
Marisa grew up dancing competitively on the West Coast and teaching at local dance studios in Washington State. After studying Dance and Business at Central Washington University, she made the cross-country jump to follow her dreams in NYC. Starting off as a DanceBody trainer in 2019, Marisa has now stepped into the role as Studio Coordinator, overseeing our NYC locations and pop-up classes. You can find Marisa teaching weekly on DanceBody LIVE and with her Virtual and in-person private clients. Marisa lives in Brooklyn Heights with her #DanceBodyDude, Nicholas.
YES, we love newbies! Our classes are designed for you to experience a dance-inspired workout with no prior dance experience. Most of our clients are self-proclaimed “non-dancers,” proving you don’t have to be a dancer to look like one.
On a fitness level, these classes are very similar. Both include 45 minutes of high and low impact dance cardio.
Our Signature class is the one that started it all! It includes our set quarterly dances, so coming in with a little coordination will help; however, we have newbies attend this class every day! Our Full Out class is a step up from Signature. You’ll recognize the Signature movements and music, but the choreography includes more advanced dance-inspired movements. We suggest taking Signature classes before diving into Full Out.
Yes - we have weekly Zoom classes! In these limited sized classes, expect your instructor to turn around, face you, see you (camera on if you want!), give corrections, and real time comments, just like a real class! Zoom links will be sent via email 30 minutes prior to class start time and the class will only be available for the hour - No replay permitted. Book here.
For all Sculpt classes you will need the essentials: A Resistance Band and 2 or 3lb D-Weights: a HexMat® and Dance Bands would also be great to have! Shop equipment at shop.dancebody.com.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
Yes! You can book a Private or Semi-Private (up to 4 people) Virtual Session here. Private Parties (groups of 5 or more) are great for special occasions and corporate groups.
You must cancel your Classes and Open Semi-Private Session (Zoom, outdoors, and in-studio) at least 12 hours before start time class time to avoid being charged/losing the credit.
You must cancel your Private or Semi-Private Session 24 hours before start time class time to avoid being charged.
You may join a class after it has begun; however, if you arrive later than 5 minutes your spot may be given to a waitlist or walk-in client. Running late? Email us at email@example.com or call (917)-710-0405 to let us know!
DanceBody's NYC Studios are open for Private, Semi-Private and Open Semi-Private Sessions.
DanceBody will automatically extend all packages and memberships until further notice.
We suggest a supportive, well-fitting sneaker for all classes. Our workout is highly athletic and most classes include jumping, so definitely pick a shoe with great structure and shock absorption.
You can read our COVID19 Safety Policies here.