Erika Shannon

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Dancing with a partner

Hey guys!

Hope you had an amazing holiday weekend. Life is GOOD, right?

Today I want to talk to you about something that comes up a lot in the summer, with all of these weddings, backyard soirees, and dance parties happening. You could be at an upscale country club, an east side roof party, or an all […]

By |July 6th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Erika featured on Fit Nation Magazine

Hey guys! Check out this sweet little ditty on Fit Nation Magazine featuring yours truly! I’m serving up some coffee break stretches that work your glutes, abs, and quads! Enjoy, share, let me know what you think!

By |June 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Taking a Tip From a Toddler

A few weeks ago, I did a photo shoot with my friend Sara, who has a fascinating project called People Who Do. She asked if she could feature me on her site, and we had a fantastic time shooting and talking. Sara emailed me last night with the link to the final product, and I sort […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Songs of Summer- What I’m playing right now

One of my favorite things about teaching at SoulCycle is how we use music as motivation. We never repeat a playlist, which means each class is custom curated for that ride and that ride only. And while it took some getting used to at first, now I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way, because I use […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

MIND-ography: 3 tricks to feel better in class (or anywhere), NOW.

Hey there!

Have you ever been in a situation where you are totally lost in the moment and you are completely at peace and present?  It’s the best- there’s something magical that happens when you become totally immersed in your craft.  Time stops and everything falls away except the task at hand. I experience this most […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

How to look amazing when dancing at a wedding

Our lovely Vermont Wedding!Well, it’s that time of year again: WEDDING SEASON. My social feed is FULL of wedding pictures right now- every spring it seems that half the world is either getting married or going to a wedding, which is so awesome!  I love weddings. Such happy occasions, such cause for enthusiastic bottle poppin’ […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

He beat the odds and became an icon. Will you do the same?

Last week, the dance world mourned the loss of the great Eugene Louis Faccuito , better known as simply “Luigi.”  He was the father of American Jazz dance, and his students were superstars, Broadway gypsies, and yes, even for a time, me.

When I was a kid, my dance studio made an annual pilgrimage to New York to […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

DIY stress relief for your tootsies

If you’re anything like me, you are on your feet a LOT.  Working out or walking to work, dancing barefoot or in heels, no matter what we do, we all have to stand on our own two feet. We put our entire body weight there all day long.  Without them, we’d have no balance at […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments


Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jane Jourdan, the creator of the popular blog Fit For Broadway.  She wanted to interview me about Don’t Dodge the Dance Call and asked me to share a little of my background and story.  We had an awesome time and you can view the feature HERE (plus, there’s […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Vermont foodie retreat, anyone?

Hi friends!

I’m so excited to announce that I will be leading daily morning movement sessions for the Good Commons 6th Anniversary Food and Wine Weekend over Memorial Day!  Located in quaint, quiet Plymouth, Vermont, Good Commons is not only the most fabulous retreat center run by the most generous, loving people on earth, but it’s […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments