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Empowering Beginnings: The Inspiring Story of Mommylicious Dance

In the bustling heart of Vienna, Austria, a unique and empowering journey began—a journey that would later come to be known as Mommylicious Dance Studio. This is the story of how a mother’s postpartum depression  experience led to the creation of a community that celebrates motherhood, dance, and the indomitable spirit of women.

The Birth of an Idea

The story of Mommylicious Dance Studio traces its roots back to the founder, Ludi Mones, and her profound postpartum experience. After the arrival of her first child, Ludi grappled with the challenges of postpartum depression, compounded by the anxiety induced by the pandemic. Seeking solace and healing, Ludi turned to her Cuban heritage, where dance is not just a form of expression but a way of life.

Dance as Therapy

Originating from the vibrant culture of Cuba, where rhythm is an inherent part of life, Ludi’s journey led her to rediscover the profound therapeutic essence of dance. She embarked on a deeply personal voyage of healing, dancing with her baby snugly nestled in a carrier. It was within the cadence of these rhythmic movements that Ludi experienced a remarkable transformation in her mental well-being. Dance became her therapeutic refuge—a lifeline to emotional recovery.

Ludi is not only a passionate advocate for dance therapy but also a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher and an accomplished Dance and Zumba Instructor. Her extensive training has taken her to diverse corners of the world, from the heart of Cuba to the tranquil landscapes of Indonesia, the vibrant rhythms of Spain, and the serene retreats of Thailand. This multifaceted background infuses her classes with a rich tapestry of techniques and cultural influences, creating a truly unique and enriching experience for her students.

Building a Community

Ludi’s dance sessions in local parks soon attracted other mothers who sought solace and connection amidst the challenges of motherhood. What began as an individual healing process evolved into a vibrant community of mothers and their children. Together, they danced through life’s ups and downs, creating lasting bonds and memories.

Empowering Women, One Dance at a Time

Today, Mommylicious Dance Studio stands as a testament to the power of dance, community, and the resilience of women. It offers a range of classes, from Babywearing Salsa to Hormommy Balance Dance Therapy, all designed to empower and uplift mothers on their unique journeys.

Mission Statement

Mommylicious Dance is dedicated to empowering and celebrating motherhood through the art of dance. Our mission is to provide a nurturing and inclusive space where mothers can find healing, joy, and community. We believe in the transformative power of dance to promote physical and mental well-being, creating a happier and healthier postpartum experience for mothers and their children. Together, we dance through the journey of motherhood, one step at a time.

Latin Dances & Their History

Discover the rich history of the dance rythms that you can learn at Mommylicious Dance

Salsa

Originating in Cuba, salsa is a vibrant and energetic dance style characterized by its syncopated rhythms, intricate footwork, and sensual hip movements. With influences from Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz music, salsa embodies the spirit of celebration and passion. Whether dancing solo or with a partner, salsa invites you to lose yourself in the music and express yourself with fluidity and grace.

Bachata

Hailing from the Dominican Republic, bachata is a sultry and romantic dance style known for its smooth, sensual movements and close partner connection. Evolving from rural folk music to urban contemporary sounds, bachata captures the essence of love, longing, and desire. From the gentle sway of the hips to the intimate embrace of the dance, bachata invites you to connect deeply with your partner and the music.

Samba

Samba dance is the heartbeat of Brazil, a vibrant and energetic expression of the country's rich cultural heritage. Originating from the Afro-Brazilian communities of Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century, samba dance reflects the rhythmic fusion of African, Portuguese, and indigenous influences. With its infectious rhythms, pulsating beats, and exuberant movements, samba embodies the joy, passion, and vitality of Brazilian culture

Reggaeton

Reggaeton is a dynamic and infectious dance style that originated in Puerto Rico and quickly spread throughout Latin America and beyond. Combining elements of hip-hop, reggae, and Latin rhythms, reggaeton is characterized by its pulsating beat, catchy hooks, and sensual movements.

Rumba

With roots in Afro-Cuban traditions, rumba is a passionate and expressive dance style characterized by its sensual movements and storytelling gestures. From the slow, undulating motions of the body to the sharp, percussive footwork, rumba captures the raw emotions of love, longing, and desire. With its deep connection to Cuban culture and history, rumba invites you to explore the depths of your soul and express yourself with honesty and authenticity.

Merengue

The national dance of the Dominican Republic, merengue is a lively and upbeat dance style characterized by its fast-paced rhythms and playful movements. With origins rooted in Afro-Caribbean music and dance, merengue exudes joy, vitality, and spontaneity. From the quick step patterns to the hip-swaying motions, merengue encourages you to let loose, have fun, and embrace the festive spirit of Latin America.

Cumbia

Cumbia is a vibrant and colorful dance style originating from Colombia, with roots in indigenous, African, and Spanish cultures. Characterized by its infectious rhythm and swirling movements, cumbia reflects the diverse cultural heritage of Colombia. From the hypnotic sway of the hips to the intricate footwork, cumbia embodies the essence of joy, passion, and celebration. With its rich history and infectious beat, cumbia invites dancers to immerse themselves in the rhythms of Colombia.

Cha cha cha

Originating in Cuba, the cha-cha-cha is a flirtatious and rhythmic dance style known for its infectious Latin beat and syncopated footwork. With influences from mambo and Latin jazz music, cha-cha-cha embodies the playful and vibrant essence of Cuban culture. From the lively chasse steps to the sharp hip movements, cha-cha-cha invites you to move with confidence, charisma, and flair.

Jarabe Tapatio

The Jarabe Tapatio, also known as the Mexican Hat Dance, is an iconic folk dance from Mexico that celebrates love, courtship, and Mexican culture. With its origins in indigenous and Spanish traditions, the Jarabe Tapatio is characterized by its lively music, colorful costumes, and intricate footwork. From the rhythmic stomping of the feet to the playful movements of the sombrero, the Jarabe Tapatio embodies the joy, romance, and spirit of Mexico. As a symbol of national pride, this beloved dance invites participants to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Mexico with every step.

Son Cubano

on Cubano, the soulful rhythm born from the heart of Cuba, embodies the essence of the island's vibrant culture. With its origins deeply rooted in Afro-Cuban traditions, son cubano combines African percussion, Spanish melodies, and indigenous influences to create a mesmerizing musical tapestry. Characterized by its infectious beat, syncopated rhythms, and soulful melodies, son cubano invites dancers to sway to its irresistible groove.

Afrocubano

Afro-Cuban dances are a celebration of ancestral rhythms, deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of Cuba. These dynamic and expressive dances pay homage to the African influences that have shaped Cuban music and dance. With origins tracing back to the enslaved Africans brought to Cuba during the colonial period, Afro-Cuban dances blend elements of African spirituality, drumming, and movement with the traditions of Catholicism and Spanish colonial culture.

Cha cha cha

Originating in Cuba, the cha-cha-cha is a flirtatious and rhythmic dance style known for its infectious Latin beat and syncopated footwork. With influences from mambo and Latin jazz music, cha-cha-cha embodies the playful and vibrant essence of Cuban culture. From the lively chasse steps to the sharp hip movements, cha-cha-cha invites you to move with confidence, charisma, and flair.