How did you become involved with SU&D?  I emailed the girls at Shut Up & Dance and asked if they would take my resume. This was before I had even been to a class.  A group of mums would come to the cafe I was working at after their SU&D class in Khandallah and they were so pumped and excited and sweaty I knew I would love it.  After that, it was just a little stalking on Instagram and I was sold.  By the time I actually attended my first class I was already a SU&D teacher in my brain :)  When you see or hear about something that makes your heart happy you gotta go investigate! I sent them an email and lucky the girls were looking for a teacher - I say that's a little love from the universe!

Shut Up & Dance in three words? Go: Brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny, it's your party you can cry if you want to... But you won't!

Whats your Guilty Pleasure dance track? Riverdance - bring it.

If you were to be stranded on a desert island and you had to take one person with you, who would it be and why? One person? Nope - 3 peeps.  My kids ️because I love them... and I could boss them around to collect firewood and build forts :) 

Have you done anything in the past week that has made you proper cringe? In two days time I take my final practical assessment for my 200hr yoga teacher training... Potentially a serious cringe moment coming right up... But fingers crossed that won't happen!

What would you do if you won the lotto? If I won the lotto I'd take my kids on a BIG adventure. Then I'd buy the biggest, most excellent dance studio and share it with everyone! It's my dharma :) 

What inspires you? Courage and creativity inspire me. Anyone who has the courage to be seen for who they truely are and do what they truely love.  The Shut Up & Dance girls are totally inspiring! My kids and all the kids I teach are completely inspiring!  And Oprah... (I LOVE HER).

What would you say is your biggest achievement yet? Being a mum and being authentically me. 


What's your favourite quote? I love everything Brené Brown says about courage!

Vegemite: Yay or nay? Not bad, not good. I sit on the Vegemite fence.

If you were a cake slice what would you be and why? I'd be a multi-layered, multi-coloured, multi-flavoured, multi-everything... An undefinable cake slice.

If there was a film made about your life, what's the song that plays on it's trailer? Theme song: Eye of the Tiger.

Pet peeve? not being able to recycle EVERYTHING... so annoying.

Favourite quality in people? Integrity and humour.

Cats or dogs? Medium to Large sized Dogs 100%.

Something you're really good at? I'm good at 'deep and meaningfuls.' I could go on all day about the meaning of life :)

Abby Damen