CUBA DUPA

Moments such as Ailua holding her ear as though she's got an ear piece for her live performance of Oops I Did It Again, Kelsey slinking into the mob as she whisks off her outer layers to reveal a double denim outfit that only dreams are made of, and Lesa giving a sly wink followed by an inappropriate pelvic thrust at a very confused member of the public will hopefully summarise the performance for you.

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Abby Damen
A REAL HOT BITCH

The last time I took a risk was when I tried the dating game and it's made me realise that, I’m a great conversationalist and likely a comic genius. 

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Abby Damen
WELCOMING MILLIE TO THE TEAM!

I met the love of my life at uni through the power of musical theatre (cheese) and his name is Mark. To be honest it's a close call between him and Fix and Fogg's peanut butter, but he's pretty cool. 

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Abby Damen
5 minutes with your friendly American: Ashley David

So, this wasn’t in the last week, but on my flight from San Francisco to Baltimore a few weeks ago I hard core fell asleep in the middle seat and you better believe the guy next to me was an involuntary headrest during my subconscious sleep state. He was too nice to move me so it was probably a good two hours I stayed that way with drool stains to boot. *CUE THE CRINGE AND NERVOUS LAUGH UPON WAKING*

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Abby Damen
Four bloody good experiences to gift in Wellington this Christmas

Your parents are visiting and you've got to tidy up the spare room. For some reason, you decide you simply MUST get your hair done before the 24th December. You then forget this critical item on your To Do list until today. Your friends are here from overseas but their free days clash with the 5 Christmas Parties you have to go to this week...

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Abby Damen
Shut Up & Listen Feat. Kelsey Serjeant

My favourite guilty pleasure track is Prince's Little Red Corvette because it's a great one to holler in the car (not a Corvette), and I love the idea of Prince sitting beside me telling me to slow down, (as I'm in standstill traffic at the Basin Reserve).

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Abby Damen
Cut shapes, not mustard.

I knew that I'd never be a ballerina as I'd missed the boat, trying to start again midway through my twenties. However, a beginners ballet class for adults that starts with being told "You won't be a ballerina" isn't the class for me. That's LITERALLY the ONE reason I was there. To do ballet. To be a ballerina. For that small moment in my day to just feel something bigger or better than myself. To dream and imagine and spin and let go.✨

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Abby Damen
Shut Up & Dance: Revolutionising the way you exercise

We are super proud to finally announce the launch of our very own Shut Up & Dance App and new website!  Rewind to our very first pop-up course in Wellington at the start of 2016 and there's no way we would have thought we'd be releasing an app to revolutionise the way that people engage with fitness!

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Abby Damen
SHUT UP & LISTEN FEAT. SARAH PURDY

The world would be a better place with more loving, more patience and of course more DANCING in it. The routine I want to learn the most is Flashdance and if I could have a secret power it would be invisibility so that I could sneak into every SU&D class without looking like a stalker...

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Abby Damen
THE ULTIMATE HENS DO

Ok, so you're the maid of honor and the bride says to your face "NO PENIS PARAPHERNALIA. It's going to be a classy bachelorette party."  What's a best friend to do?!

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Abby Damen
A Day in the Life: Clair

Today however, while we were spinning, there was a slight distraction.  A lady paddle boarding, with her labrador, on the board.  Please picture the cuteness of this moment.  It made my heart so happy!  An actual dog paddle boarding... It's too much for my heart to handle.

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Abby Damen
Meet Lesa MacLeod-Whiting

By night, however, it's pretty clear that she's one of those people you would rely on to deliver a seriously entertaining 21st speech.  Our entire conversation is coloured by an impressive display of imitations and accents.  The beer hardly makes it down my throat before she's cracking another joke that makes me nearly spit it out in laughter.

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