Melody Afkami is an unorthodox fitness instructor from Austin with a psychology degree from the University of Texas and over 15 years of dance experience. Melody offers a new style of fitness that blends positive psychology with intense dance cardio in a club atmosphere. Before starting DanceFit, Melody was in the world of technology pursuing corporate sales, but quickly found herself unfulfilled and restless. After teaching for a year and volunteering with Dress for Success, Melody wanted to create her own brand of dance fitness with a focus on female empowerment, community, and philanthropy. DanceFit is a mobile fitness brand that donates a portion of everyone’s payment to Dress For Success. From her disco-lit classes to crazy flashmobs, DanceFit has cultivated a dedicated community of people who consistently show up – not only for the but also for the continuous reminder to celebrate themselves. She has been featured in Texas Monthly, CBS, Austin Monthly, Austin Fit, and Austin MD.