"A Transformational Movement Practice"

For People Who Love to Dance!

Philosophy

The variety of dance and fitness styles we have mastered over the past 12 years is what we have used as the inspiration for our classes. 

About Us

Barb and Dina have been teaching dance fitness for more than a decade.   Having experienced many different movement modalities over the years, it became clear to them early on that they wanted more than just a fitness class.  BaDi is about community and relationships – dancing together nurtures a healthier and happier individual.  Come to a place where everybody knows your name and cares about you being there as much as you do!

Getting Started

  • BaDi is practiced in bare feet.
  • Yoga mat required for BaDi Build.
  • Bring plenty of water to drink and a towel if you sweat.
  • Free hot towel service is available after class.

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Superbowl Rebel-Rousing Weekend!

BE THE 12th WOMAN!! Come rebel-rouse with your community to support the Seattle Seahawks!Saturday 10:30 am & Sunday 1 pm Classes Superbowl High Octane Touchdown FUN! Barb and Dina may not be huge footballs fans, but one things is for sure: if our city has a chance to win big for the first time ever, we’re gonna send them some good ju-ju! Bring your team spirit and get ready to sweat! Let’s show ’em what this city is all about! See you on the dance floor! Dina + Barb...

TSNW Annual Retreat 2014

Dina and I are excited and honored to be teaching BaDi at this year’s Team Survivor Northwest Annual Retreat at Fort Worden This retreat is a weekend for all women cancer survivors and women living with cancer.  It’s a time when women make new friends, renew old acquaintances, learn the latest in cancer research, and try new exercises and activities. It’s happening this weekend,1/24 – 1/26, and it’s not too late to register!...

Student Love

Dear Barb & Dina – I wanted to let you know how very grateful I am to have been introduced to your classes. The kindness, encouragement, and positivity you foster & create is amazing. I am looking forward to exercise for the first time in years. I feel both challenged & accepted by the amazing community you have developed, which is really lovely. It is wonderful to feel so welcomed despite my rudimentary ability, which I am actually looking forward (hoping) to improving over time. With sincere thanks –...

New Summer Hoop Classes

Join Lyndsay for the following special summer hoop classes designed for all levels: 7/2/13 Folding & Channel Your Slow Flow.  Learn to smooth your hoop along the body fluidly. 7/9/13 Samurai Tosses & Core Spinning.  Align your upper and lower body and see where a powerful hoop dance takes you. 7/11/13 Paddling & Breaking in Core Spinning.  Curl and smear your hoop in opposite directions as it moves around your core. Regular class pricing applies.  Questions?  Email...

Happy Mother’s Day!

William Bouguerau’s masterwork Charity. Attention is the most basic form of love. What we pay attention to we are loving and mothering. Day by day, through our attention, we birth and nurture new...

Friends Don’t Leave Friends Behind!

Big congratulations to community member Ingrid Elliot! She’s our April “Refer a Friend” raffle winner!   Sharing is caring and who doesn’t want to share BaDi! Refer a friend and get your name entered in our monthly raffle. You could win a 4 class package…that’s a $53 value…just for dancing with your friends! And remember, the more friends you bring, the more chances you have to...

Plus Size What?

Meet Alice Jackson. Once suffering from anorexia, dropping to 108 lbs at 5’9″, she is now a healthy, happy, gorgeous 154 lb lingerie model. Wait….let’s correct ourselves – gorgeous PLUS size lingerie model. One of the driving principles of the BaDi practice is to connect or re-connect with your physical self, first and foremost. Many of us have been be plagued by body images issues, dare we say, all of us. And while we here at BaDi are very happy to hear that Alice has found peace and joy...

Sing to the Moon

Just when you think Britain can’t produce another phenomenal female singer, Laura Mvula comes along. Being touted as a modern day Nina Simone, her voice is sexy and powerful. And check out the dancers…hot damn! Her new album, Sing to the Moon, is only $7.99 on iTunes! Barb is lovin’ “That’s Alright” but is obsessed with “Green Garden” as well, which is perfect for a sunny day like today! Click through to...

Hooping Ovation

“I really impressed my little nieces the other day during our visit.  The family was heading into a restaurant in Sequim. While we were still in the parking lot, I asked them if they knew how to hoop.  ‘Yeah, we do!’ they said, as I pulled my hoops out of my car to show them my skills.  They started waist hooping.  I taught them how to transition the hoop from high to low and they picked it up right away!  We went into the restaurant and got a standing...

Keep On Dancing ‘Till the World Ends!

  Go girl! Pictured here is our fearless leader, Barb Duff, just a short decade ago.  She’s going to kill me for blogging her “Britney Barb” picture because A) She looks like Britney Spears in this picture (which I think is a GOOD thing but mortifies her); and B) On that embarrassing day, we lead a dance class IN THE MALL!  Can you see the mannequin behind her? ...

Slow Transistions

We value slow transitions, being present, and taking your time to savor the moment. Aromatherapy scented hot towels are included and available after class to relax, revitalize, and restore your face, feet, or any part of you that needs some extra care....

Hooping Makes You Well Rounded!

NEW HOOP SERIES BEGINS NEXT WEEK! BaDi Hoop starts Tuesday, April 2, at 7:15 pm. This 6 week series will continue on it’s current path in elevating and developing your skills. Attendance in a previous BaDi Hoop series or proficiency in basic hoop skills required. AND INTRODUCING BADI HOOP FOR BEGINNERS BaDi Hoop for Beginners starts Thursday April 4 at 6:00 pm. This 6 week series will cover basic hoop dance skills. All levels welcome. Registration required as space is limited. Both series can be found on the “Events”...

WE HAVE COME TO BE DANCED

WE have come to be danced not the nice invisible, self conscious shuffle but the matted hair flying, voodoo mama shaman shakin’ ancient bones dance the strip us from our casings, return our wings sharpen our claws & tongues dance the shed dead cells and slip into the luminous skin of love dance   -Jewel Mathieson...