My name is Theresa Stevens, although most people know me as Theresa Loves To Dance!
I’m a Samba Dancer & Teacher, a Costume Designer, and a Booty-Shaking Queen.
I can teach you how to have the Most Fun & get the Best Workout from doing what you love: Dancing!
It’s time to learn how to Dance with Your Hips & Free Your Booty when you Dance!
And, I can teach you how to apply these Hip and Booty Shaking Skills to one of the most sensual and fun dance styles on the planet: the dance of Samba!
You can check out my story–and how I went from being quite terrible at dancing Samba, to being a Booty-Shaking Queen, with my fun Blog Post here.
So where can you take all of your new hip & booty shaking skills with my Dance Program?
Well, you can have more fun dancing and begin experimenting and creating your own moves when you Dance!
And so many people love the way I teach Samba dance. Now I’m not Brazilian myself, but I’m a great teacher who knows how to break it down and create success with my dance students–on-line and in person…
Check out this little story & video of me dancing Samba Reggae at a street festival with this fun story and video here.
Check out this blog post that shares how my friends & I took Samba Dancing to a new level…with Dancing on Stilts! Click Here to check out this fun story & video here.
My program encourages women (and men) to step into the place of loving and appreciating their bodies through the beauty and sensuality of Brazilian Samba Dance.
I am also a long-time health and beauty program creator. After my brief stint as a high school English teacher, I founded a non-profit organization called Mariposa’s Art.
During my eleven years as Executive Director, the organization served over 14,600 youth, providing high school students with paid career internships teaching art, music, and fitness to thousands of elementary school children. And Mariposa’s Art continues to provide art & leadership programs to thousands of children each year!
I then went on to re-design a national health and beauty curriculum for the Girl Scouts of the USA, called Uniquely Me!, which provides thousands of girls and women the opportunity to develop media awareness skills, a deeper sense of self-love, artistic self-expression, and the opportunity to be leaders in their local and global communities.
Samba dance has transformed my relationship with my body and my entire life. I fell in love with Samba, and I have studied, performed, and taught it as an “evening career” the past fifteen years.
I love directing Samba circus fusion performances and I’ve danced at music festivals, MAZDA Raceway starting lines, cruise ships, and grand-scale electronic music parties all over the world. I also love to dance Samba with fire and on stilts!
I’m also a musician and artist. I love playing the Brazilian bass drum called the surdo and designing electrifying dance costumes. I enjoy incorporating my talents with musical performance, costume design, and art into everything I do!
My mission is to invite people to step into “BodyJoy”–a special term I created to sum up the amazing feeling of connecting your mind, body, and spirit. I love living my life in BodyJoy and empowering people all over the world to feel youthful, energetic, confident, and beautiful through my How to Shake Your Booty in 30 Days! Dance Program.