SFF: Soul Friends Forever
SOULPALS: Kristen Hendry, Courtney Kollmer, Kaitlin Roe, Emily McBride, Audrey Dreker, Gabriela D’Amato, Stephanie Travalja
WHERE THEY MET: At the “original Parker’s Party:” Parker’s 9:30 p.m. class on Tuesdays.
SHOUT-OUTS: It’s almost impossible to walk into the class without getting a warm greeting from this crew.
FESTIVE FRIENDSHIP: Besides the regular post-Soul drinks and birthday celebrations, the group planned a Secret Soul Santa last winter.
SOUL PALS: Jamie Kefer, Julie Sheppe, Rachel Brief and Andrea Tucker
WHERE THEY MET: In Gabrielle’s 5 p.m. dance party class on Saturdays in Scarsdale.
OFTEN SEEN… “Woo-hooing” at any point in class or clapping during jumps.
LIFELONG LINK: The bond of these SOUL sisters extends beyond the studio. Rachel is following Julie and Andrea’s footsteps by attending the University of Maryland, where Andrea and Julie were sorority sisters, and Jamie is Gabrielle’s sister. Talk about SOULfamily!
SOULPALS: Courtney Kollmer, Jackie Ayzen, Abby Effron, Richard Fleming, Lauren Plate, Molly Glover, Matt Kays, Lori Berman, Kait Remenaric, Melissa Chordock, Larry Covitt, Julia Steers
WHERE THEY MET: In Ben Turshen’s Friday 7 p.m. class in Union Square
TRADEMARK TRAIT: “Outside of class, there is never a dull moment with this group and rarely a moment without obnoxious laughter,” says Kollmer.
MEMORABLE MOMENT: “When Richard Fleming missed a class, and Ben said to the class, 'There is 90 percent chance that Richard is at a gyro stand on 15th Street right now.'"
SOULPALS: Joan Zombek and Julie Hammerling
WHERE THEY MET: In Melanie Griffith’s class in Scarsdale two years ago
WHY THEY CONNECTED: “Everyday she inspires me to push myself to the limit,” says Joan. “She is a rockstar and always has a smile on!”
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