For Dublin resident Stephanie Wing, dance is everything.
"I'm always dancing," said the 60-year-old, who first started taking ballet when she was 3. "I just love how it makes me feel."
And it's not always about the classics. Wing takes hip-hop classes regularly. She said she has seen her share of dance styles and techniques through the years and loves all of the variation.
"It's way of expressing myself, of bringing joy," said Wing.
Her passion for dance led her to attend the Washington School of Ballet, the American Ballet Theater School and other dance institutions throughout the country.
Along the way, she found a career she loved: coaching young dancers. She coached her first student more than 30 years ago.
"I love being around young talent," said Wing.
Which is why after a brief break to focus on other interests, Wing has returned to coaching. After raising two daughters and living in Dublin for decades, she wants to work with young professional dance hopefuls again.
She's aiming to restart her career as a coach for young professional dancers and skaters throughout the Tri-Valley. Some of Wing's former students have received scholarships to companies such as the San Francisco Ballet and Royal Ballet School.
Wing recommends that children who are passionate about dance begin to take lessons more frequently and even audition for professional schools such as the San Francisco Ballet.
"When young people dance, it really gives them a self-worth," she said.
If your child is interested in dance and you have questions for Wing, you can reach her at email@example.com.