Booty Shakin' dance program

Theresa loves to dance (and mom)

Ready to dance?

So, I’ve been gone for a little while from the world of blogging and sharing my online dance & fitness programs…

I’ve been teaching a weekly dance class here in Des Moines, Iowa…and working as an Executive Director of a cultural dance non-profit organization (so fun)!…

AND–now I am on the biggest adventure of my life so far: being a mom.

Hello, booty-shaking motherhood

It’s been a very up & down journey to become a momma at this time in my life.

In my younger adult years—I’ve really loved focusing on being a teacher, building a nonprofit (and then re-building one), and having music & dance as an “evening career” for most of my life!

So after a huge journey of nurturing my thyroid health and supporting my digestion…feeling

And I finally felt more “emotionally available”…

And having joined the circus and gotten much joy from it…

I finally felt ready/able to be a mom.

However, wanting to be a mom & becoming a mom when you’re a little bit older are two different things!

However, wanting to be a mom & becoming a mom when you’re a little bit older are two different things! I’m excited to share more about my fertility journey with you and share more about my still-huge love of:

Eating for Energy and Moving your Booty to feel GOOD (and look good, too!)

(37.5 weeks in this photo)

One thing that I’ve been working on these past few years is the nutrition side of things. I feel like I found mastery-level teachers with strength training and dance, and those teachers have sped my progress in those fields.

I think after several years of intensive nutrition study, and a ridiculous amount of reading & lots of writing—I found both mastery-level teachers…

Plus now a new motivation & determination to share:

This ding-dang coronvirus-pandemic.

It’s calling me back online to share my joy & energy…my inspiration around taking care of your health, mindset & energy…and my love of music art dance & creativity…

Even though I am incredibly busy with my now new toddler…and rocking all things with one hand mainly…

I have an incredible amount of stuff I have been creating over the years (and the past 10 of sharing online) that I can put out here for people to enjoy. In the near future, you’ll be able to work with me more closely if you want to, as well.

For now—I’m just focused on sharing what’s easiest to share right now…and finding ways to make the best of staying at home, caring for and celebrating this new human with the ongoing uncertainty this pandemic is creating…

So, no time like the present to share some health-care & booty movement joy!

A little cheerfulness for you


A little cheerfulness for you <3 so thankful to dance Samba with these beauties! This is my student dance group (I’ve been teaching a weekly Brazilian Samba dance class here in Des Moines)…

We’re rocking it at a Caribbean Carnaval party (my last big labor of love as Interim Executive Director with a small & fabulous dance nonprofit here) at our last performance before the pandemic began.

A little Shakira…a little Samba Malandro…lots of joyful hip & booty shaking <3

I’m 35 weeks preggo in this video & I was SO thankful to be able to dance through my pregnancy!! So proud of these dancers, too!

New videos coming to YouTube

I am excited to be sharing some new dance tutorials and adventure videos…and re-releasing my dance & fitness programs that both really hit the glow-up…and short/fun/effective home workout sweet spot…come follow me on YouTube

And come enjoy my How to Shake Your Booty in 30 Days! dance program (it’s back! it’s classic! feel fabulous)

Hope you enjoy my new mom/dance/booty fitness blog…And here’s to more connection, self- & community-care, action & activism…and joy.



How do you do all those booty-shaking moves? Well Theresa breaks it down, simply, easily...if you're looking for a pleasurable workout, a pleasurable fitness, I definitely recommend Theresa Stevens and her Samba teaching.


What a great booty shakin' tutorial you've created! There are a lot of gifted dancers out there, but it takes someone really special to be a great are both, Theresa!…your JOY absolutely jumps through the screen and wraps your students in the biggest hug ever!


With all this dancing I’ve lost about 10 pounds and I feel amazing. I feel great not because of what I lost but because of the energy and self-confidence I’ve gained. I am now completely addicted to dancing...I was shaking it so well she asked me to come up to the front of the class!