Dancing & Donating

When Stacey Simmons moved to Teton Valley five years ago from Missoula, Montana, she decided to bring her love of the dance-fitness class known as OULA—named after creator Kali Lindner’s  hometown of MissOULA—to Driggs. Now, with five classes each week for beginners, seasoned pros, and even juniors, OULA-Driggs has become a beloved fitness experience that Simmons says “is all about how it feels, not about how it looks. 

“Each OULA class brings a sense of community and a safe place to come express yourself,” she says.

With four instructors, and anywhere from five to eighteen dancers per class, Simmons’ hope is simple: Get the community dancing! But beyond the $5, hour-long,
cardio-driven classes set to top-40 hits, Simmons and her tribe of OULA enthusiasts are also working to give back. The first Friday of every month, they host Dance & Donate, with 100 percent of proceeds going to a local nonprofit. 

Throughout the past year, Dance & Donate classes have benefited the Hispanic Resource Center, Family Safety Network, and more. To attend a class or recommend a nonprofit, visit the OULA-Driggs Facebook page, facebook.com/ouladriggs.