DSO’s/Dance Teachers, The “Performance” Moment in Each Class Makes Ditching Meetings and Running to Class Worth it! Video 7 shows you why

3 min readSep 21, 2021


Special thanks to Kathy Howard Photography

Each one-hour class of The Dancer’s Workout® peaks with the final dance cardio song!

We call the final song in the dance cardio segment of each TDW masterclass our “pull-together song” because this is when the choreography taught during the first 40 minutes of class gets “pulled together” into an exciting mini-performance!

It’s a total rush to be pushed to the limit and then expected to perform that final number!

The featured song in Video 7 inside the TDW Treasure Chest is the pull-together song for our TDW masterclass entitled, “Second Chances.” It is the dance cardio crescendo! The last hurrah! The moment of truth! The final exhibit of dancer grit and determination after five consecutive dance cardio songs that were full of sweeping balancés and waltzes. This is where we pull the whole dance cardio segment together and perform it like champs.

Just imagine if you and your students had danced full out for the past 40 minutes, while the choreography of each successive song built upon itself. Once you arrive to to the end of the dance cardio arc, dancing to the pull-together song feels… Exhilarating! Powerful! Challenging! Super-fun!

The dancers may be fatigued at this point, but they love this moment!

And this is how I know they love it…

After class last night, one of my adult students told me, “I had a meeting and it was running late, and I said to myself, ‘there is NO WAY I’m going to miss this class tonight. It is SO MUCH FUN — I love it!’ So I quickly wrapped up the meeting and literally RAN to my car.”

Did you catch that? An adult, she “literally RAN” to her car to get to our class.

She’s taken enough of our classes to become addicted to the exhilaration. She knew it would be worth her time, and so she RAN to get to class on time. In addition to getting an exceptional warm-up and dance cardio workout, she knew she would get taken on a fascinating mental and physical journey that consistently leads to a super-satisfying A-HA moment that occurs during the pull-together song.

Check out the featured song in Video 7 inside the TDW Treasure Chest. As you watch it, we hope you too will have an A-HA moment as you see how it all comes together and how the satisfaction of this dance cardio arc makes the entire class journey worth ditching a meeting and running to class!

See you in class!


Jules Szabo, founder of The Dancer’s Workout® (TDW) is a classically trained ballerina from the UNC School of the Arts and former corporate executive who helps busy working women, mothers, and empty nesters rediscover their love of dance. She specializes in the paraprofessional dancer (adult ballet, jazz, and contemporary dancers who are not beginners and not professionals, who simply love dance over other forms of exercise). The Dancer’s Workout® classes were designed to provide former dancers an emotionally and physically safe path back to dance and to help current adult dancers and dance instructors achieve their daily fitness goals through dance. If you are a current or former dancer, you are invited to dance with us.

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Jules is a classical ballerina and former corporate executive who helps adult dancers achieve their daily fitness goals through dance www.thedancersworkout.com