Dance & Video Star Criscilla Crossland-Anderson joins {r}elevé one!

Attention dancers!  We have some exciting news to share with you…

International dance, video, TV and film star, Criscilla Crossland-Anderson is coming to {r}elevé one dance studios, and she’s not coming alone!

Criscilla, whose dancing credits including the stages and videos of Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, P. Diddy and more is bringing a crew of some of today’s hottest dance instructors and choreographers with her as we launch our new dance program this September.

Criscilla 2With beginner, intermediate and advanced level master classes, Criscilla and her well-known friends, along with our very own Mary Bond, will offer a wide range of styles, routines, techniques and stage performance classes designed to help each dancer stand out in a crowd.

Multiple classes will be offered Monday through Thursday nights and on Saturdays.  Individual drop in rates, class packages and unlimited plans will be available, allowing dancers to experience all of our new incredible instructors during the time that works best for them each week.

Classes will start this September!
More information including pricing and a complete schedule will announced soon.

More About Criscilla

Criscilla could easily be counted among the most successful and sought after Hip Hop dancers in Hollywood today. Her career spans from the stages and videos of Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls, Romeo, Baby Bash, Sean Kingston, Akon, Cassidy, P. Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Rooney, Nelly Fertado, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, Natasha Bedingfield, Blink 182, Left Eye, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, JC Chasez, Ne-Yo, Chingy, Tatu, Kanye West, Ludacris and more!!!

Criscilla HeadshotShe has made appearances in movies and TV including: Hanna Montana the movie, Bedtime Stories, Fired Up, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Accepted, Fat Albert, Celebrity Rap Superstar, Las Vegas, Bones, Drake & Josh, The Jay Leno Show, So You Think You Can Dance (commercial), That’s So Raven, choreographing the feature film “Detention” and her latest project filming Alvin & The Chipmunks 4.

Criscilla has been featured in ads for Bright Smile USA, Diet Coke, Reebok Classic, Nappytabs, Burger King, and Hair Do with Jessica Simpson. She has also walked the catwalks in the Christian Audigier & Ed Hardy fashion shows in Los Angeles, California.

We are extremely excited to welcome Criscilla and her incredible family to Franklin and can’t wait for you all to meet her and see her dance in person!

tap n’ pow{h}er® full length promo video

Experience what others have been talking about with our new tap n’ pow{h}er promo video.

tap n’ pow{h}er®, a balance fusion class, is designed to shape, tone and elongate while delivered with messages of empowerment. Created by fitness professional Amy K. Weber, tap n’ pow{h}er is an extremely form focused method based on 25 years of dance research and experience, and over a decade of mind body fitness study, training, and master instruction.

Combining rotational, linear, isometric, range of motion and compound movement, tap n’ pow{h}er takes you on a challenging and empowering journey unlike any other.

The structure of tap n’ pow{h}er takes a thoughtful approach at building deep muscle strength, tone, flexibility, balance, and alignment to women’s bodies. tap n’ pow{h}er is not for the quitter. It’s for the woman who finds strength in the struggle and empowerment in her accomplishments. Improving balance has vast benefits and aids in the body’s: neuromuscular strength, proprioception, and muscle isolation, hip and core stabilization, rehabilitation of muscles and joints, and enhanced caloric burning.

tap n’ pow{h}er is designed to test clients will and focus. Much like life, when clients stumble in this class, they are encouraged to get back up, reposition, refocus, and persevere. Inspired by the art of tap dancing, tap n’ pow{h}er, incorporates controlled strength training exercises interspersed with cardio intervals and yogic posturing. NOTE: No dance experience is necessary to have a successful experience!

This class uses an interval-based safe yet challenging format to aid and promote muscle confusion to deliver fast and lasting results. tap n’ pow{h}er is a challenging hour of balance and strength inspired by the journey of Life!

Want to teach tap n’ pow{h}er in your studio? Click here to find out how you can become certified and join our glowing goddess community!

30 minute tap n’ pow{h}er online class

Get ready to sweat with our 30-minute sample tap n’ pow{h}er® class! We are SO excited to finally share the love and light of this method beyond our 14 participating studios!

Though we couldn’t fit in all of the exercises would we typically do in a full 60 minute class, we hope you enjoy this 30-minute sampling from our exciting new method. Try it at home- then come take a live class! Want to teach tap n’ pow{h}er in your studio?

Click here to find out how you can become certified and join our glowing goddess community!

tap n’ pow{h}er®, a balance fusion class, is designed to shape, tone and elongate while delivered with messages of empowerment. tap n’ pow{h}er is an extremely form focused method based on 25 years of dance research and experience, and over a decade of mind body fitness study, training, and master instruction. Combining rotational, linear, isometric, range of motion and compound movement, tap n’ pow{h}er takes you on a challenging and empowering journey unlike any other.

The structure of tap n’ pow{h}er takes a thoughtful approach at building deep muscle strength, tone, flexibility, balance, and alignment to women’s bodies. tap n’ pow{h}er is not for the quitter. It’s for the woman who finds strength in the struggle and empowerment in her accomplishments. Improving balance has vast benefits and aids in the body’s: neuromuscular strength, proprioception, and muscle isolation, hip and core stabilization, rehabilitation of muscles and joints, and enhanced caloric burning.


tap n’ pow{h}er is designed to test clients will and focus. Much like life, when clients stumble in this class, they are encouraged to get back up, reposition, refocus, and persevere. Inspired by the art of tap dancing, tap n’ pow{h}er, incorporates controlled strength training exercises interspersed with cardio intervals and yogic posturing. NOTE: No dance experience is necessary to have a successful experience! This class uses an interval-based safe yet challenging format to aid and promote muscle confusion to deliver fast and lasting results. tap n’ pow{h}er is a challenging hour of balance and strength inspired by the journey of Life!

tap n’ pow{h}er level one teacher training- february 6-8th in franklin!

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We are super jazzed to announce our first tap n’ pow{h}er teacher training for 2015!! Spaces are limited to 15 attendees so book soon!! We also offer an Early Bird price break for a short time…

Click the link below to sign up!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=8593

Want a preview?? Click this link to see a little clip on what we are all about!!

http://releveone.com/tap-n-powher/shake-it-off-video-and-contest/

“shake it off” video and contest!

Recently we had the privilege of spending a day filming some new and exciting tap n’ pow{h}er® promotional videos. Before we began, we asked all of our participants to write down and reveal a personal “I Am” statement that was followed by an impromptu dance party to Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off.” While this was something we did just for fun and not something we planned to release, after seeing the footage we just couldn’t help but to share it.

I Am collageThe song’s powerful message of overcoming life’s struggles is the foundation of the tap n’ pow{h}er method and the joy and beauty of seeing our clients share their personal declarations is beyond inspirational!

We’ve included a few sneak peek shots of what’s to come from tap n’ pow{h}er and invite you all to join in our movement to help others discover their pow{h}er by sharing your own “I Am” statement.

POST AND WIN $100!!!
Email your pictures (you holding a sign that says “I Am” followed by your personal declaration) to us at info@releveone.com and we will post them on our {r}elevé one Facebook page during the month of October. At the end of the month we will draw one name from the submissions and the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from the store of their choice! New workout clothes? A little black dress? Fancy dinner? You pick!!

Keep checking our page for your photos and be sure to LIKE us while you are there!

Thank you to all of our amazing clients, instructors, staff and production crew who participated in our promo shoot!  We can’t wait to share the new videos with you soon!

Much Love, Much Light,

Amy & Jeremy

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Learn and Practice Curtsy Lunge

One of my all time favorite tap n ‘pow{h}er exercises from our Fearless (strengthening) portion of class is the glutes and quad burner Curtsy Lunge.

Wanna try it?? Come on…it’s only 4 minutes of your life!! You’ve Got This!!! :)

Please make sure your muscles are already warmed before beginning this set and let me know your thoughts by emailing me at: amy@releveone.com

Much Love, Much Light!!

Shine and Unwind with Our Beautiful Yogi- Rebecca!!!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be featuring members of our {r}elevé one family in my journal over the next few months!

Each member of our team offers something special, beautiful and completely unique! What better way to celebrate our girls than featuring their talents!

I’m honored to present to you….Rebecca White!!

Rebecca is an accomplished yogi with a heart of gold! Clients that practice yoga with Rebecca are loyal and return often because of her selfless nature and truth in her teachings!

Beyond my words, you will find Rebecca’s below.

Even better-she has customized two short Sun Salutations for you to do in the comfort of your home, hotel room…or anywhere!

Take it away Rebecca…

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Many people ask how to incorporate yoga as part of their everyday life.  It can be intimidating, as there can be preconceived notions that to get a “real” practice in you have to do so many certain poses or practice for 90 minutes…the list goes on.

The truth is, yes, 60 and 90-minute classes are amazing; however, life happens.   And that two-hour block we had set aside to go to the studio? It is whittled away with unexpected curve balls thrown into your day.   Daily yoga needs to be something you can fit in with as little as 10 or 15 minutes.  It needs to be accessible, satisfying, and well rounded.

What fits the bill for these traits?  Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar).   Sun Salutations are a mini practice within themselves.   You have forward folds, backbends (Bhujangasana/Urdhva Mukha Svanasana), strength elements (Chatarunga Dandasana), and a mild inversion (Adho Mukha Svanasana).   This makes Sun Salutations an excellent investment of your time.

Surya Namaskar A, B, and C can be tailored to the time of day you practice.  Mornings and evenings are common times people are able to work yoga in at home – but let me be clear – ANY time of day is a great for yoga!

What is special about first thing in the morning and at night is they are times of transition.  Yoga is a terrific way to ease the transition for the body and mind.

In the morning, your body is creaky and stiff; your mind is clear and focused.  This is the perfect recipe to set a beautiful tone for the day with a gentle yet energizing practice.   Start slower and build heat and energy as you progress in your practice.  Once you end your practice, you can face your day centered, balanced and clear.

At night, our body is usually more flexible and warm, but our mind and energy is scattered.   Your practice may start more energized, but focus on containing your energy and calming your mind.  At the end of your practice at night, you should feel relaxed, peaceful, and ready for sleep.

I have customized Sun Salutations according to these demands.  Regardless of the time of day, always move in a way that honors the body – never forcing anything, and keeping your breath paramount in your practice.

Pick what time of day works for you – or pick both – and join me on your mat!  Don’t have a mat at home?  No problem.  Stick a hand towel beneath your hands and take your socks off (unless they are toe sox) – voila!  Enjoy your practice, and Namaste!