Nantucket Portraits

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Humans of Nantucket

Rachel Fabiszak

“What’s your passion?”

“My passion is dancing. Getting other people to join-in in a way that is fun for them. Just having them start and realize they can have fun doing it too.  I have always loved it myself. But I don’t want to do it alone. I wanna infect everyone with the bug of dancing. Just for fun--not for perfection, that is not important.”

“When did you start dancing?”

“I started dancing as a kid. I took dance lessons and then in high school I was on the dance team. Then I turned that dancing into fitness. I started teaching something that was called aerobic dancing back in the 70’s. And from there I got into the fitness world. Then four or five years ago I got into Zumba. I took my training and I came out of that training like I couldn’t believe I hadn’t found this before! I just loved it! I immediately called three people and told them you wouldn’t believe what I just did. It was the best thing I've ever done! I want to bring this back to Nantucket and I want everyone to like it. I just love Zumba. I love the way it feels in the class. I love getting everybody going. It’s just so much fun. I could have a really bad long day and go there--it’s like for some people like having a glass of wine. I don’t drink but for me going to Zumba, everything is gone. It’s infectious, I think. Some people like it and some people don’t. Dancing isn’t for everyone. If you don’t catch the bug you don’t catch the bug.”

Subject: Betsey Minihan
Location: Betsey's Home
Date: January 4th, 2015

Humans of Nantucket, modeled after the famous Humans of New York, intends to portray various members of the island community who share with us their lives, dreams and hopes.

Photographer and island native Rachel Fabiszak owns Rachel Fabiszak Photography.