Get out, get up and boogie
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:46:24 GMT —
Get out your dancing shoes because Monday is International Dance Day.
Whether you're a professional dancer or just like to get down for fun, dancing is good for you at any age, just ask Kaitlin Schuckman.
Have you ever heard the saying "born to be on stage?" Schuckman takes that to another level.
"I was pretty much born on stage," Schuckman said. "My mom was at a dance recital and I came early."
Schuckman has been dancing since she was two. She performed in high school and in college. Now, at 22, she's decided to continue with the sport.
Schuckman is part of an adult dance team at the Cheryl Loatsch Studio in Quincy. (Watch Kristen learn some dance moves from CLS dancers, here.)
"It's a passion, it's good for me, I just love it," Schuckman said.
"I love how it makes me feel," Cheryl Loatsch Studio dancer, Sara Hochgraber said. "I love coming here, knowing I have friends around me."
"Dancing has become a part of me; I just can't imagine not dancing," dancer Kate Martin said.
"It's kind of like when you get the bug and you don't want to stop and it's just been something I've been really excited to carry on into adulthood," local dancer Kate Wingerter said.
Dancing in your adult years can benefit your body.
"It's a great cardio exercise, plus you do a lot of things that have to do with flexibility, muscle strengthening," Martin said. "It really is a great workout for your entire body."
And it gives Schuckman a feeling she can't get anywhere else.
"It's just a pure adrenaline rush at all times," she said. "The lights, the sparkle, the everything, I love being on stage."