I recently made the 2 hour trip home to Montgomery to visit my family for a couple of days. I don't usually stay for very long because I don't want to give my family any time to start acting crazy and Alabama is not at the top of my list of places to visit.
During my time there I paid a visit to my old high school, I can hardly believe that my 10 year high school reunion is coming up. Once I entered the dance department old memories of sweat, tears, and dreams began to resurface. It was here that my passion for performing began to cultivate.
One of my teachers talked me into teaching class to his current students and I couldn't refuse. It's so funny to me when I go back home and I teach or I talk to students about my experiences in the business and they treat me like I'm a star.
It's actually not until I talk to people who aspire to do the things that I've done and go to the places where I've been that I stop and reflect on my professional accomplishments. Usually I'm always working hard to get to the next level and I forget about the goals that I've achieved. The old saying is true "you're only as good as your last gig". Working with Prince and R. Kelly were definitely career highlights for me. Damn just gettng out of Montgomery was an achievement!
Lately I haven't been feeling like a dancer because writing has occupied so much of my time, but for one day the dancer in me resurfaced and it was an amazing feeling. I've posted a clip of the combination I choreographed for class for you guys to view. Be gentle, the kids in the class are young and somewhat lyrical in their dance style, so hip-hop was a challenge. LOL
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