Camille Thompson is the creator and founder of Moms with Moves. When she was struggling through postpartum blues, somewhere in the back of her mind, she knew there was one thing that would help her regain her identity. But she was having a hard time getting the motivation to dance again.
With the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy with her oldest daughter, Cooper, the former NBA dancer and fitness enthusiast had a hard time feeling like herself. With the new responsibility of raising a baby and a sudden lack of confidence, reconnecting with herself as a dancer seemed difficult. As we all know, pregnancy can do a real number on us as far as confidence, career dreams, and overall planning. In hopes to revive her confidence, Camille decided to create an avenue for mommies, new and experienced alike, to regain their confidence and feel like themselves again. With this jolt of motivation, in 2014, she created Moms with Moves. The classes started with 3-5 participants and blossomed into numbers reaching upwards 75 dancers in one class.
“The purpose of Moms with Moves is to remind women that there are others that feel just as they do. Through dance, we can reconnect with our wild side and explore options that may not have been there even before having kids. Our goal is to restore positive self awareness. Any and every mom can take something from this class.”