- it’s simple: don’t take class.. you won’t get better
- if you really cared, you’d be good by now
- how you do in class shows how good you are, not performances or “concept” videos
- if you keep doing the same things.. you’ll get the same results
- being aware of the dance scene is so fuckin important
- I wish this coast had more legit competitions
- disclaimer: dancers are more respected by how good they are more than how long they’ve been in the community
- taking the same style of classes all the time is not considered training.. well at least to me.. take different styles for once!
- you can learn A LOT from just watching
- I’m really proud of my friends for never changing since the beginning
- you gotta work with what you have
- select group really doesn’t mean shit, for real
- just because you can choreograph an awesome piece doesn’t mean you are also an awesome instructor
- GO TO THE FRONT.. DON”T BE SCARED
- everyone is going through the same dance struggles as you are.. TRUST
- don’t quit
- know your rank
- you probably didn’t get that spot not because of politics but because you didn’t deserve it
- sayin “good job” can go a long way
- you never know until you try
- just because it looks good in the studio does not mean it looks good on stage
- Anthony Sachs is the best
- don’t leave your mouth open when you’re dancing.. it’s not cute
- don’t be fake
- dancers have become a dying breed in nj. being involved in this community is more important than ever.
There’s so much more in my head.. I’ve been in this huge love and hate relationship with dance and this community. I’ve seen drive and passion go down the drain. The hunger for growth, I feel, is at an all-time low. I just wanna push people to DO SOMETHING. For yourselves, for your peers, for your team, for your community.
It’s like everyone is so afraid to dance nowadays.
Just go full out.
Yes! Yes! and Yes!
Work or Werk
Back on the east coast I spent most of my time searching high and low for a job that would help me and my family become more financially stable, however, no matter where I went only few people considered me for hire. A cafe house, clothing store, Rutgers & Middlesex for Calc 3 Tutoring was never my idea for a job but whatever I could do to even bring the smallest amount of income was suffice. Unfortunately all three opportunities were either not for me or taken away from me. The very first time I visited the west coast was the week of September 4th of 2012. It was a life changing experience for me! The atmosphere, freedom, and love was a spectacle of hope and peace for me at the time so I visited once again however this time I came on December 24th and stayed until January 17th. I was far past infatuated with San Francisco. I had received more job offers than I could imagine, more appreciation and love for my craft then had ever been given to me in a group of people that have no idea of who i am, and most of all the feeling of belonging or being home was more consistent than any place i had ever been. The decision of moving to San Francisco became final!
Now I am here! My biggest issue is since I am working so much and still without my own transportation how do I find the time to…werk? No, i do not mean going into my little office and with Dr. Morales and being his shadow for six months nor selling shoes to hundreds of people a day. I want to go out and have a good time! I want to find out what team do I want to dance with permanently, what clubs do I want to hang out at, what store I like shopping at for myself and loved ones, when I get to go to vancouver, and more! When I say werk I mean RE-MOTHER-EFFING-LAX (notice how LAX came at the end of that word lol I need to go to LA lmao) I am working really hard right now and I know it is because I am just settling and adapting but yes some small fun time is needed AKA CLASS!
I choose to work and then WEEEEERRRRRRKKKKK!