5, 6, 7, 8! The art of dance takes passion, energy, artistry, and lots of hard work! As dancers, we are constantly moving and grooving. When I’m not on the dance floor, I like to find cool ways to channel my creativity through art, learn something new or enjoy nature! Let’s explore some fun things to do when you’re off the dance floor.

Paint It Out

It’s time to channel your inner artist! Let’s paint! Paint a picture with your friends by your side or spend some time embracing your creativity solo. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not attend a painting class? This activity start with a blank canvas and an opportunity to let your artistry shine.

Not feeling a regular canvas? Use your worn-out dance shoes as a unique canvas for your creation.

Just like dancing, where we create art on the dance floor, painting is a fun artistic outlet and a chance to make something beautiful! Studies have shown that painting actually promotes creative growth and encourages positivity. Grab your paintbrush, any paint colors that inspire you, and turn your blank canvas into something unique. Paint something that inspires you! This activity can be a fun challenge, and artsy adventure, or an imaginative outlet.


Dance is a high-performance, high-energy sport, so when I get a chance to rest, I love to enjoy it with a good book. I have always treasured books and the ways that they go hand in hand with creativity, learning, and getting inspired! From novels to travel read to magazines, dance books, fashion articles, audiobooks, and so much more, there are many awesome ways to read. (An iconic read for some major fashion, dance, sparkle, and inspiring content is Showstopper Magazine. Find it at a bookstore near you!) A good book always makes me do a little happy dance.

Enjoy a Sunset

A moment in the day where visual art truly happens, sunsets feel like a masterpiece painted across the sky. No two sunsets are the same, and every view is unique.

Sunsets are proof that endings can actually be very beautiful too!


Grab your besties or a furry friend and end the day by creating a new memory. This is also a great opportunity for a picnic or journaling session with a view. Watching the sunset is a good moment to relax and reflect. Watching inspires me for when I get back to the studio. The movement of the winds, shape of the clouds, and colors of the sky can all be translated into choreography and costumes!

Time outside of the studio is a great time to come together with family or friends and extend all of the enthusiasm and energy you have for dance into other outlets. These are activities made to make you smile! It can be exciting to learn something new, enjoy a good book, or just take in the view. It doesn’t stop there! There are so many awesome ways of being creative to discover. Get creative and make new memories!

What is your favorite activity to do off the dance floor? Tag me (@royalcouturexo) and Showstopper (@goshowstoppermagazine) on social media with the hashtag #RoyalCoutureXShowstopper to share your hobbies and passions with us!


Christy Lyn

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Christy Lyn is a ballerina, model, designer, and choreographer. She started dancing at a very young age and currently choreographs and trains in multiple styles of dance with a focus in ballet. Her choreography work has debuted at the Lincoln Center in the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow.” Christy walks and dances in fashion shows for national and international designers at LAFW and NYFW. She is also the unstoppable designer and founder of the chic dance fashion brand Royal Couture.