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Organic Authority: How DivaDance Is Building Community Through Movement

While working in the music industry in New York City, Jami Stigliano signed up for a beginner hip hop dance class at the famed Broadway Dance Center. Even though she had years of dance experience underneath her belt and “a healthy self-confidence,” the DivaDance founder tells Organic Authority she left the studio “feeling defeated, isolated, and frustrated that the experience was so inaccessible.”

While Stigliano says facilities like Broadway Dance Center are “incredible,” they’re more geared toward helping professional dancers hone their craft than providing classes for people who just want to dance.

“I walked out and decided there needed to be something for ‘regular people,’ so I just decided to teach the kinds of classes I wanted to take,” she says.

And DivaDance was born.

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