Throwback Thursday to when I used to be…


A competitive and professional modern dancer!

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Typically I do not do throwback Thursday blog posts. However, this week is an exception. Today I would like to throw it back to my dancing days. I am 25 and for the first 22 years I thought I was going to be a professional dancer. I started at the age of 3 and landed my first commercial as a tap dancing kid for Alzheimers (FYI: I have never seen the commercial). Anyways, I grew up in LA dancing in Santa Monica as well as in North Hollywood and Hollywood, training with some really prestigious people. I also did the competition circuit for 18 years.

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After high school, I decided to go to college as a dance major at San Jose State University. I almost graduated.  My last semester there I got tied up in some health issues and had to come home. After one year off, I decided to major in Communications in Burbank. Now, I am about to graduate in a year and I have truly found what my profession is. More importantly, I have established what dance means to me. For me personally, dance is who I am, not what I do.

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Dance is my favorite form of communication. Everyone is able to dance. In fact, when you walk you dance. Dance by definition is a form of communication expressed in movement. It communicates an idea, object, intent, or feeling with nonverbal communication. So, when you walk from the table to the door, you are communicating, through movement, that you have to go somewhere to do something, whether it is opening the door for someone or leaving the house.

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To wrap up, I just want to say that it is vital to appreciate and take care of your body. Ever since I stopped dancing I have realized that I have a slow metabolism and I am not as strong as I was when I was training over five hours everyday. That said, here are some photos for not only you to see but for myself. To remind me of the body I once had (and am trying to get back) and to also have on here so that I may finally appreciate the photos that I once looked at and could only critique.

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