MOVEMENT THERAPY FOR MODERN WOMEN

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BODY, MIND AND LIFE TRANSFORMATION WRAPPED IN A FUN NIGHT OUT WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS... WELCOME TO DIVA DANCE®!

 

Are you ready to shake off stress and discover fun and scientifically proven ways to:

  • MOVE ON from any limited beliefs keeping you from tapping into your POTENTIAL? 
  • MOVE IN to reconnect with yourself and unleash your PASSION?  
  • MOVE UP towards embracing your true PURPOSE?  

Founded in 2006, DIVA DANCE® is a life-changing and never seen before movement therapy designed to ENERGIZE YOUR BODY, EMPOWER YOUR MIND and IGNITE PASSION... one booty shake at a time! 

Full of wholehearted connections, gut laughs, empowerment and samba steps - our workshops, challenges and classes are much more than a Thursday night dance class. Using dance as a metaphor for how we live our lives, DIVA DANCE® combines the science of mind-body-soul connection, improv dance techniques and group therapy to help women take the lead on the dance floor and in their own lives.

We create a safe space for women, girls & female teams to authentically express themselves, reconnect with who they truly are and reclaim the fun, free and fierce women we were all created to be… the 'DIVA' within!

 

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THE BENEFITS & SCIENCE BEHIND DIVA DANCE

While DIVA DANCE is so much fun, it’s the science that supports the benefits….

According to research conducted by scientists around the world, there is no separation between the mind and body. We store countless emotions and memories in our bodies, even if our brains have long forgotten them. Animals shake when they experience stress or anxiety. This enables them to move on without the physical memory of the situation.  In a perfect world, women would be able to release our stress and emotions too.

But we don’t live in a perfect world.  For the first time in history we are fulfilling roles that before would be managed by an entire tribe! 21st century women are reporting more and more stress, lack of time, energy and low libido. It’s been harder and harder to find time to relax, put our feet up, and truly enjoy our lives. According to ADAA, women are twice as likely to be stressed, anxious and depressed then men (Anxiety and Depression Association of America). Women are dealing with stress stuck in their cars, staring at screens and locked in their home. The lack of body movement associated with repressed emotions, has caused an increase in fatigue, depression and anxiety like never before.

In order to create a pathway to experience more energy, freedom and passion, we need to discover practical ways to renew our minds and release the trapped emotions from our bodies; and the traditional “sit on the couch” therapy is not enough. It’s time to Diva Dance….

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Our inspiring WORKSHOPS, energizing weekly CHALLENGE, and life - changing CLASSES have earned rave reviews from the media, conventions and leading organizations such as Women’s Health, Shape, United Way, Go Red - American Heart Association, Microsoft, YWCA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, American College of Sports and Medicine, Momentum Dance Convention and many others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Diva Dance is the medicine every woman needs to feel and look great!"

Dr. Robert Sallis

Former President of American College of Sports & Medicine 

 

SUCCESS STORIES

"I RECOMMEND DIVA DANCE TO ANY WOMAN WHO WANTS TO RECONNECT WITH HER SPIRIT AND BODY IN A PLAYFUL, AFFIRMING ATMOSPHERE OF DEEP ACCEPTANCE."

-Laura Lucas-Silvas
MS, LPC, Psychotherapist in private practice

"I REALLY ENJOYED THE 3 WEEK CHALLENGE BECAUSE IT CREATED AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME MORE CONNECTED WITH POWERFUL WOMEN AND FOCUS ON SPECIFIC ISSUES WITHIN OUR LIVES."

-Haylee Thompson
Red River Dance Instructor

"TEARS OF JOY CAME TO MY EYES AS I WATCHED WOMEN RESIDING IN OUR SAFE HAVEN PARTICIPATE IN DIVA DANCE. SPIRITS SOARED AND SMILES WERE ABUNDANT AS THEY UNLEASHED THE DIVA WITHIN THEMSELVES. IT WAS A TRULY POSITIVE, REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WHO CAME TO THE SHELTER WOUNDED AND HURTING."

-Judy Green
former Executive Director of YWCA Cass Clay

"I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND CRIS AND DIVA DANCE®, MY TEAM CAE AWAY ENERGIZED. THE ONLY RHYTHM YOU NEED IS FROM YOUR HEART. "

-Peg Dickelman
Agency manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield

"I WAS VERY SKEPTICAL COMING TO DIVA DANCE® BECASUE 'DIVA' TO ME HAD A VERY DEROGATORY MEANING. WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS ABOUT FINDING WHO GOD CREATED ME TO BE, IT ENDED UP BEING ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND ENERGIZING EXPERIENCES THAT I'VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!"

-Holi D.

"DIVA DANCE WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES I HAVE EVER HAD! IT WAS FUN TO SEE EVERYONE BEING THEIR 'TRUE SELVES' AND ENJOYING AN EVENING OF EXCITING DANCE AND POSITIVE ATTITUDES. "

-Daniela Ferrio
Zumba dance instructor

"FOR ME, THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT GETTING UP AND MOVING AROUND THAT MADE ME FEEL AS LITTLE MORE LIKE MYSELF AGAIN AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO TWINS. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR ALL NEW MOM S TO FELL INSPIRED AND EMPOWERED, AND IT'S HARD NO TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM DIVA DANCE."

-Mary Jo Hotzler
Journalist and mom of twins

"DIVA DANCE TEACHES US TO LOOK INSIDE OURSELEVES AND EXTRACT OUR LOST BEAUTY. BEAUTY WE DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED, OR HAD SIMPLY FORGOTTEN IN OUR DAY TO DAY HASSLES AND DRAMAS."

-Val Luistro
Professional stylist at The Source

"AFTER DIVA DANCE, YOU REALIZE THAT YOU CAN FIND THE PASSION, ENERGY AND HAPPINESS YOU WANT, NO IT A BOTTLE BUT IN YOUR BODY!"

-Mina Oliveria
Playwright, Actress

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Psychology with booty shaking is helping women to take control of their lives and off the dance floor with Diva Dance!"

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About the Founder

DIVA DANCE was created  by International Author, Brazilian Psychologist and Midwest messy mom of five, CRIS LINNARES, on her journey to discover natural ways to overcome post partum depression, obesity and anxiety  after moving from the tropical of Brazil to the tundra of Fargo, ND. ( Loca? You Betcha!)

 Awarded “Hometown Hero” by Glamour Magazine, Linares has become one of the most passionate voices for women’s wellness, faith & empowerment. She is also a certified Health and Emotional Coach from the International Coach Federation, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Program and studied Cognitive Therapy at Harvard University. 

Through DIVA DANCE®, Linnares pulls from her 20+ years of experience as a women's psychologist, her background as a professional dancer and the ancient wisdom of her feisty Brazilian culture (hello! passion, anyone!?) to help modern women to shake off stress,  reclaim their passion and unleash the free, fun and fierce women we are all created to be... the Diva within!

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Free yourself to dance like EVERYONE is watching you and you inspire them to dance with you!

CRIS LINNARES

FOUNDER OF DIVA DANCE

 

 

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