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Shut Up & Listen feat. Bex Ellis

Describe yourself via the acrostic format: Bit crazy ( just a little) Enthusiastic  X-treme explorer  What do you do to pay the bills?  I'm a student wrangler - more commonly known as a teacher. What do you do to relax?  Hike in the mountains or spend time at the beach with my dog. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Risotto... This was a hard one. What do you like about Shut Up & Dance? It makes me happy. I used to dance but my body is a bit broken so Shut Up & Dance just makes me happy. Favourite guilty pleasure track? Anything from the 80's, I'll sing (badly) to it all.

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The Ultimate Hens Do

Ok, so you're the maid of honor and the bride says to your face "NO PENIS PARAPHERNALIA. It's going to be a classy bachelorette party."  What's a best friend to do?! The problem is that a "classy" "bachelorette" party where you sip champagne (maybe at least you'll do kareoke?!) is going to be super boring when you find out what the groom got up to at his stag do (he was probably half-naked on a golf course and accidentally set something on fire).  Fortunately we have the solution!  Want a Hens Do that's hilarious and fun, pushes people out of their comfort zones and is also super practical?  Feel like a "single lady" one last time or "spice up your [bachelorette party]" by...

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Shut Up & Listen feat. sisters Wendy & Hayley

  WENDY Willing to give almost anything a try Engaged (obsessed?) when something takes my interestNot likely to keep my mouth shutDevoted mummy to two amazing little girlsYet to believe I am actually an adult!   HAYLEY Happy to look silly for a bit of fun! Always look for the silver liningYawn when people talk too much about sportsLaugh as often as possibleEnjoy spending time with my family and friends. Young at heart...despite having just had a Significant Birthday!  O_o   What do you do to pay the bills? W: Forensic Toxicologist. Though sadly I'm still waiting for my work-issue sunglasses and gun - CSI Miami styles! H: Senior Foreign Exchange Dealer at ANZ.....hence my need for something more creative...

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Shut Up & Dance: The story behind our name

Ever wondered how we got our name? Shut Up & Dance was the first and only name we came up with, due to one of us being obsessed with a particular YouTube compilation of all the best dance moments in film put to the song Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon.   It was (and still is) a brilliantly curated selection of some of the best feel good moments in films spanning from Mary Poppins to Silver Linings Playbook.  Featuring Tom Cruise in his underwear in Risky Business, We Go Together at the end of Grease, moments from Happy Feet, Billy Elliot, The Mask. Although the three of us had independently dreamed of creating a dance class where you could learn routines from...

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We're coming for you Christchurch!

We want to bring Shut Up & Dance classes to Christchurch!  After a successful Pop-Up halfway through March, we are super keen to run our dance classes in the South Island. All we need is an instructor!  If you know of someone who could fit the bill, we want to know!  Get them to send us an email at hello@shutupanddance.co.nz. Thank you to everyone who came to our Pop-Up.  Your energy makes our life!   Shout out to Metro Mag - yes we do encourage body positivity and are proud of it!  *high five* to Supreme Supreme for filling our bellies, Tiny Skin Scribbles for increasing the nostalgia level (who doesn't love metallic tattoos?) and Six Barrel Soda for keeping us refreshed after a good old sweat session.  Boom!

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