Taryn started dancing as a child and expanded into modeling, baton, cheerleading, martial arts, and vocals. Due to her talent and hard work, she won the title of Junior Her Dancing Grand Her Champion for the 1993 season. She became a respected Dance & Cheer judge while traveling the country as a guest choreographer and master teacher.
Now, with a focus on wellness and the whole family, she has transitioned her efforts to a new chapter of motherhood, healthy lifestyle goals, and renewed her entrepreneurial efforts with a highly successful and growing business. is expanding to. kill the snow – All Natural Shaved Ice – We offer a healthier and more delicious natural alternative that everyone can enjoy.
Our Women’s Fitness team follows Taryn T. Francis as she unfolds her journey as a dancer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur to inspire you as you ring in the new year.
You started dancing when you were 2 years old and gymnastics when you were 4 years old. What attracted you to these sports?
Taryn T. Francis:
I was literally dancing and jumping around the house! When I happened to see dancing on TV, I was fascinated and copied everything I saw. My mom is also an aerobics instructor, she teaches adult classes at a local gym, and she would take me with her to work. I watched the class intently and was in awe of the movement, the high energy, and the music. Eventually, they allowed me to participate in special snippets and lead the class. I was only about three years old at the time. I started community events with the featured instructors as the gym’s “mini mascot” and loved every second of it. My parents knew it was time to develop all these interests by introducing me to classes.
Why did you decide to take adult dance classes at the age of 7? Please share the sequence of events that lead to the same thing. What was your daily life like, including meals and exercise?
Taryn T. Francis:
My early dance classes started at my age level, but based on my ability, my teacher quickly advanced me to an older age group. I quickly found myself training alongside adults and it became my norm. That said, this was not the norm at the time and usually painted a target on my back, which was more closely monitored by others.
For example, when training abroad in Los Angeles, children were not allowed to join adult classes at the top studios at the time, and the teachers would literally sneak me in unnoticed. I was noticed right away, and my general personality, work ethic, and talent earned me respect from others who accepted me and trained me with many teachers whenever I was in town. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a “not-so-normal” childhood. It wasn’t always easy to get through that process, but I accepted it early on and it made me unique in my own way.
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