FIT TO DANCE

Stumbled upon this in a waiting room the other day...

It felt so great to see that "Dance Your Way Healthy" article on a major magazine publication. It seems that people from all walks of life are loving dance as a way to stay active, healthy, fit and happy─so much so that somebody felt the wonderful need to write about it! What a wise person, don't you think?

Let's just hope who ever wrote this blog post doesn't get in trouble for ripping pages out of fashion magazines found in waiting rooms...

LIGHTS, CAMERA... DANCE!

Did you check us out on The Salt Lake Tribune / The Mix?

A big thank you to all our beautiful dancers who were such great sports, and also the Salt Lake Tribune team ─ we appreciate your time and hard work more than we could ever put into words. This is a dream we're living in!

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CELEBRATE

Confession: we have been hard at work trying to come up with a way to celebrate the new year ─ well, that and a little something else; can you believe Baile has been around for six months now? Starting a new business does that to you ─ you learn to appreciate the little things. Everything from crossing the six month mark, to all the lovely smiles of the new friends that made those six months possible suddenly mean so much. We are happy to announce that a week and two days into the new year, we finally came up with an idea to celebrate both the year that just begun, and the love and support we have received from you all over the course of the past few months... Without further ado...

You are cordially invited to attend our Open House Event!

Week of January 13 - 18, we will be featuring one of wonderful classes for you to try and/or share with a friend ─ for free! Try one, or try them all! Check out class line up details below ↓

Monday, January 13 │ 7:05 pm → Pump It Up!

Tuesday, January 14 │ 10:00 am → WerQ

Wednesday, January 15 │ 6:00 pm → World Dance Fusion

Thursday, January 16 │ 9:00 am → RIPP'D

Friday, January 17 │ 10:00 am → Bootylicious

Saturday, January 18 │ 8:45 am → Nia

READY, SET... GO!

Have more fun, eat healthier, work out more, find inner peace, shop less, sing more, bulk up, sleep more, dance more, write more, live harder, love more, be more creative, follow your heart more, do more yoga, learn to cook, learn to appreciate good wine, learn about football, go back to school, eat more chocolate, see the world, quit (insert bad habit here), go out on more walks, drink more coffee, master the art of letting go... Just be.

How many of those are on your list of New Year's resolutions?

It seems coming up with one or ten new life goals is easy ─ as human beings, we are blessed with the innate desire to better ourselves ─ and just so it happens, the arrival of a whole new year unlocks a treasure chest worth of countless dreams for plans. Baile would like to wish you a year that gives way to that one change and/or dream that you crave the most. 

Here's your blank page... now start coloring! Happy New Year!!! May the next 365 days be filled with lots of magic, smiles and happy memories that are lasting!

 

LIGHTS, CAMERA, DANCE!

Here are a few pictures that were taken a while back during some of our most intimate classes with some of our lovely dance/music lovers and friends. Admittedly, there is a little bit of nostalgia attached to these moments, because; a) we had practically just opened, and b) we were experiencing those scary butterflies that seem to go hand in hand with change and new beginnings. Fast forward to our present and I think we have learned to love the process of our dream and vision─it certainly makes looking forward to the future and the hard work ahead exciting.

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BAILE LOVES...

Art... we love art! We love and appreciate art in all its beautiful forms; music, dance, concerts, paintings, photography, and film. This week, we recommend you go see...

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The Book Thief is a lovely piece of art and one of the best movies you'll ever see─the ultimate love note to life and the human spirit.

HAPPINESS IS...

"Nothing makes a woman feel more like a girl than a man who sings like a boy." ~ Gail

It is undeniable, life and the world can sometimes be over-complicated messy business, but let's not get too much into that. Instead, let's focus on happy things and hope─which, coincidentally, is just what this post is all about. Hope in the form of the ultimate source of limitless happiness; boy bands. I believe with every molecule in my mortal body that the world is a better place because of the lucky fact that boy bands are a thing that exists. I am not ashamed to say that boy bands bring balance and happiness to an otherwise chaotic universe/reality.

I suspect it has everything to do with the fact that boy bands are the closest thing to a time machine that we have. They hold powerful magic. Magic that possesses the power to take us back to much simpler times; a time when you were a day-dreaming thirteen-year-old boy-crazy tween, popping pink bubblegum while singing to your favorite boy band tunes with a round hair brush in hand in place for a microphone right in front of your mirror... can you honestly think of anything better than that?

The way I see it, it is not just the delicious pop with words that make us swoon, it's not just the dreamy/cute guys singing those beautiful lyrics, ultimately, it is a state of mind, the most beautiful rite of passage.

Here is some borderline amazing, spanking-new boy band pop to make you smile. Oh, go ahead, grab that round hair brush!

And last but certainly not least, here is some 1D to soothe your soul...

SONG OF THE DAY

That's right, working on a Saturday night... again. Oh, well. This perfect song of the day inspires a workaholic of sorts to write a line or two.

A wonderful song to celebrate the most wonderful love there is; loving yourself first, then come what may─but we all know that is not exactly an easy feat. This is the kind of sad/happy song that you listen to in your bed, maybe on a Saturday night, naturally, accompanied by chocolate-covered gummy bears from the Chocolate Factory (if you've never had these babies before, you absolutely must get some ASAP─they are life-altering/heavenly!), and last but certainly not least, a "Volcano" candle from Anthropologie, then just close your eyes, feel, and have a moment... go ahead, have your moment.

Enjoy! 

 

 

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When you make it your top priority to adopt a public image/persona that is not exactly easy to understand and/or accept, social unrest is sure to follow. But that kind of fearlessness is something that must always be celebrated─especially coming from a woman.

When you strip away everything that seems "wrong," what is left is a strong woman who is comfortable in her own skin─that's magic. Let's be honest, the world is a lot more interesting when a woman chooses to throw caution to the wind and breaks all the rules she did not even make─men get away with it all the time after all, and all this does is even out the playing field a little bit, don't you think?

Go ahead, listen to this truly lovely love song and imagine someone writing something so beautiful about you, telling you through the magic of a song that they not only love you, but they adore you...

SONG OF THE DAY

 Fall is in the air ─ breathe it in, fall in love with it if you wish! There is something very romantic about Autumn ─ this season means change turned into a reality you can actually look at and appreciate. To celebrate the arrival of crisper than crisp air, fall fashion, and breathtaking colors taking over nature, here is a beautiful "indie" pop song that will make you feel happy and excited like a hipster at a store-wide American Apparel 75% off sale ─ yeah, like that would ever happen...

SUNDAY IS FOR BAKING

What is the point of eating healthy and exercising if you can't indulge on a delicious chocolate treat every now and then...? And what better day to do so than a Sunday! Here is the recipe for the perfect way to fall off the wagon... if only for a day ─ and then we will see you next week so we can burn off those calories dancing and being happy together... 

 MOLTEN LAVA CAKES

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 14 minutes  

Ingredients {6 cakes}:

6 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate

2 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate

10 tablespoons (1 1/4 stick) butter

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

3 large eggs

3 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons orange liqueur *(optional) 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 425°

Grease and (lightly) flour 6 (6-ounce) custard cups. Melt chocolate and butter in a double broiler, or the microwave. Add flour and sugar to (melted) chocolate and butter mixture. Stir in the eggs and yolks until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and orange liqueur. Divide the batter evenly among the custard cups. Place in the over and bake for 12-14 minutes. The edges should be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates.

 Tah-dah!

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 Spoiler alert: this little piece of heaven goes perfectly with organic homemade whipped cream!

 Disclaimer: this recipe is super easy, but it does take a few tries to get it just right. However, once you do... whoa! Like everything else in life, these lovelies are all about attention to detail and timing.

 

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Hmm... we are missing some delicious and dangerous bubblegum pop in our ever-growing music playlist ─ let's change that immediately! Just hit play...  it is a good one.

Pop this awesome is meant to be played loud and danced hard to ─ perhaps during our next installment of Just Dance... so get psyched! 

 

STRIVE

Be fit, dance more, a better sleeping schedule, travel more, meditate, do yoga, eat healthier, start a savings account, quit that one thing that is not good for you... chances are, one (or if you are like me, several) of these things are on your 'list,' but change and/or new beginnings are never easy. In fact, even when you finally succeed, there is always a trail of failed attempts to look back to ─ and that is just what makes your victory taste that much sweeter!

Now that we have acknowledged the fact that always striving to better ourselves is a very human, beautiful, and natural thing, it's only natural to take it to the experts in search for some answers and insights on how to make changes that stick. Spoiler alert: this is such a good read!

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