Introducing Amy Jordan, author of Dance Because You Can: 5 Steps to Transform Trauma into Triumph

“Outskirts Press has published and marketed two books I have written: ‘Dance Because You Can: 5 Steps to Transform Trauma into Triumph’ and ’26 Tips for Easier Living with Diabetes.’ This was my first foray into publishing a book. What was paramount for me with Outskirts is my ability to maintain full ownership of the content of my books. This is relevant due to the documentary feature film about my life premiering soon. I was able to communicate my vision to the editing and author support team. I had specific design ideas that were completely created to my specifications. The marketing team supported the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble along with countless other author platforms. ‘Dance Because You Can’ was represented at the National Book Fair in New York City. The book was also the 2019 EVVY Award Winner for best self-help. Thank you Outskirts for supporting my intention to spread hope and possibility through my writing.”

Amy Jordan encompasses a very optimistic spirit and while wearing many hats, she has been able to bring them all together. Her professional knowledge and personal experiences have given her the insight needed to inspire others. She is a motivational speaker, coach, fitness expert and first and foremost a dancer! Amy’s dance life includes study with choreographers for Madonna, Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul. The Victory Dance Project, Amy’s professional dance company members credits include Broadway shows The Lion King, Hamilton and Chicago as well a Rockette and company members from The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem. Amy’s SWEET ENUFF Movement is an award winning youth diabetes and obesity prevention program. SWEET ENUFF was a top 5 national finalist of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘End Childhood Obesity Challenge.’ Amy has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and fought most of her life to hide her chronic condition. Life challenged Amy again when she was hit and run over by a New York City bus. The accident nearly ended her life and her leg came close to being amputated. Amy Jordan is on a mission motivating and inspiring others to overcome ANY adversity. She tells everyone she meets, ‘Please Dance Because You Can.’

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Book description…

Have you ever felt pinned down by life? Have you ever had a moment when you thought things would never get better? Guess what? You are not alone. “Dance Because You Can” is a direct pathway to getting through any obstacle and transforming trauma into triumph. The book from Amy Jordan, critically acclaimed award-winning author, speaker, coach, and choreographer, walks you through her five-step system of D.A.N.C.E In the end you have a tool kit that works for pretty much any adversity in life. The book is poignant, funny, tragic, and truthful. Jordan parallels her dramatic and life-threatening experiences, proving that value can be created from any situation. She challenges and triumphs life with difficult-to-manage type 1 diabetes, recovery from an eating disorder, a dream of dancing professionally, or challenging an MTA bus. Whatever you are facing right now, no matter how tough it seems, this book will help you feel better and create answers. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Her professional company, The Victory Dance Project, has honored legends of dance and stage including Chita Rivera. Jordan’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NY Post, and FORTUNE magazine among others. Amy is an in- demand motivational speaker and coach speaking for groups from ten to ten thousand, including corporations, organizations, youth programs, leadership development, health organizations, and schools. This is an amazing book. Amy’s message is empowering and impactful. Thank you for sharing your message to encourage everyone to never give up. James Malinchak, Star of ABC’s hit show ‘Secret Millionaire’, World’s premiere speaker, trainer and coach. “This book: ‘Dance Because You Can’, simply says if you reach a point of impossibility, a seemingly unfixable challenge, this 5 Step system will help anyone facing any adversity to Transform Trauma into Triumph and dance your victory dance!” -Kevin Harrington, Original Shark on ‘Shark Tank’, Inventor of the infomercial: Sold over $5 Billion on TV. “Dance Because You Can. I love that message. Thank you for inspiring the world.” -Leeza Gibbons, Emmy winning journalist, Former Host: Entertainment Tonight. “This is an amazing woman with an amazing story. If you would like to take your life to the next level and move through what you think is stopping you; Amy Jordan can help you do that.” -Jack Canfield, New York Times Best Selling Author Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Success Principles, Star of the breakthrough movie: ‘The Secret’

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