Making dance accessible to anyone anywhere


Let’s take the intimidation out of dance and make it simple for everyone. The health benefits that come from dance and community go beyond the physical. Who cares if you’ve never been good at dancing? Dance to feel good, not to look good. 

Melody DanceFit is on a mission to make you:

  • Feel good
  • Relieve stress
  • Laugh
  • Be present


My name is Melody Afkami. I’m a native Austinite and UT Austin graduate. After college, I entered the corporate world pursuing business development and marketing. While I enjoyed the education acquired in my roles, I found myself yearning for more fulfillment in my everyday life. That’s when I realized I needed to make a change. 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to dance. It is my therapy, my best friend, and my creative outlet. I grew up with formal training in pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and latin ballroom, but didn’t realize my true passion for dance until I started teaching dance fitness. To my surprise, what started as a 10-person class has grown into a local and online community that has reached millions. For me, it’s about reminding people that they are rockstars who deserve to celebrate themselves. 

Instructor of the Year 2017

– Class Pass 2017

Taking Women’s Health out onto the Dance Floor

– Austin MD Magazine

A Dancing Success

– Austin Woman Magazine (page 32)

Most Moving Instructors of the Year 2016

– Class Pass 2016

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