She expressed that although she sometimes did not “feel like coming”, she looked forward to it because it was the only time she exercised, was creative, and got to dance. We created a dance routine through sharing leadership roles, did some barre work to strengthen muscles, as well as yoga and breathing. She told stories about her life and experience the whole time as we moved. Because it was just the two of us we were able to bond in a unique way— She hugged me when she left the room after each session. She continuously asked me if the group would be continuing.
— Jennifer Giuglianotti, NYU Program, Instructor