Despite his migraines, Obi Simpson's doctors finally cleared him to fulfill his lifelong dream and serve in the military. It was then he made a surprising discovery: ballroom dancing. His newfound passion outweighed his desire to suit up with the armed forces, and he was inspired to open Take The Lead. At his studio– which features a sprung floor, reducing the impact on joints and bones– Simpson blends relationships, confidence, fun, stress relief, and physical fitness to form his unique approach to a variety of styles such as country, Latin, and swing. He treats each session as a chance to connect with others, from custom choreography for altar-bound duos to group classes that implore students to dance until cows have returned home, emptied the recycling, and retired to bed.