Why We Love This Mom’s Inspiring, Solo Salsa Classes (Our Interview with Laurel Card)


Gang, I’m so excited to share a little interview we did with Laurel Card of Solo Rhythm.  I’ve been taking Laurel’s dance classes three times per week for months now, and I can’t get over how life-changing they are.  Not only am I in much better shape, but I swear dancing this often (and constantly trying to learn new choreography) is changing my brain for the better.  If you ask me, dance classes are the perfect antidote to mom-brain.

It also doesn’t hurt that Laurel is just….crazy, crazy fun.  Her outlook on life is so inspiring, as is her drive and her passion.  She somehow manages to juggle single motherhood and running a business (wellness coaching, private lessons, and classes for adults and kids) in such a happy, spirited way, that knowing her feels like an honor.

Watch the video to get a sense of what Laurel’s classes are like (and don’t be surprised if you find yourself hunting for solo salsa classes in your area), as well as to learn a bit about Laurel herself, and how she attempts to create a work-life balance.

Laurel’s Thoughts On Beauty and Style

Just for fun (and because we didn’t want to make a really looooong video), Laurel’s responses to our style and beauty questions are below.

Can you take us through your beauty routine?  

I use oil to moisturize and cleanse, but there’s a lot of different kinds of oils so you have to be careful or you can really mess up your skin. I just got pumpkin seed oil and it’s amazing. But the other most amazing thing is washing your face with raw honey.


Yea, that’s what I do in the morning when I’m not rushing like crazy.

Do you just scoop it out?

So…you wet your fingers with water and then just scoop some honey out. And it has to be raw honey, so it’s not like, from the little honey bear. And you just rub it all over your face and leave it on there for a little bit and you can taste it if you want. It’s so stupid, but I’m always like mmm! I just leave it on for a couple of minutes then wash it off.

Do you put it around your eyes too?


Ok.  Now….makeup.  What are your favorite products? 

I love anything organic. Like Vapour Beauty. No chemicals, no testing on animals, and the way it feels is amazing.

psst!  her favs, here….

Illusionist Concealer | Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation | Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer

How would you describe your personal style?

I’m still trying to figure out my style. I like the athletic look but….sexier. So like athletic but feminine, or maybe urban…??  Help me, Stylist!

So….maybe a combination of Posh and Sporty Spice?

Yes! I still love to feel sexy and feminine, but with an athletic twist to it. That’s why I love leggings! So leggings but with a sexy top – I really love off the shoulder stuff. I’m always drawn to 80s and 90s stuff.

High heels or sneaks?

I wear sneakers now because I’m always running around but before I was running around, even before Gia, I was always wearing heels.

So the perfect outfit is leggings, heels, and an off the shoulder top. 


Outfit Details

Weekend (Outfit 1) 

Top | Bottoms, (similar: pair 1, pair 2) | Shoes

Work (Outfit 2) 

Top | Bottom (Laurel recently turned us on to Target’s Joylab line.  I mean….whoa.  Good stuff.)

Salsa Nights (Outfit 3) 

Top | Bottom | Shoes (these are dance shoes, BTW!)


Laurel, thanks for doing all the crazy stuff you do.  We just love you to pieces.



Hey Philadelphia!  Laurel’s next salsa night is Saturday, March 24th!  Book a sitter and get your butts over to Urban Movement Arts (21st between Chestnut and Sansom).  She does these monthly – they’re a blast.   Follow @solorhythm on IG for more details!  (And – dear god – to see clips from our dance class.  GULP.)