Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just Dance

Poetry in Motion - JaxeNL

So... I'm moving to LA. Not right now and only for a few months, but yes. I'm going to do it. Why? Because I'm secure enough in New York City to leave and return with no issues, because I want to live somewhere entirely different for a little while, because I'm only young [and carefree] once. And, oh yeah, because I want to try my hand at becoming a back-up dancer.


How did I come to such a crazy idea? Well first, I'm a hell of a good dancer. Anyone who has seen me dance can tell you that. And at this point in my life, I've decided that I just wanna make money doing things I'm already good at, instead of learning a whole new talent or skill for pay. And being miles away from home won't interfere with my blogging or my social life [which will undoubtedly go on without me]. I have no technical training, so for now I plan on sticking to hip-hop and contemporary dance, which I know I can realistically ace. And I'm not at all worried about the vanity of the industry because even though I'll be "old" by the time I venture out there, I'm fortunate enough to have a young, attractive "look" and a naturally thin body.

So many things have been pointing me to Los Angeles/California in the past few months. I have friends who already live in LA, NY friends who have talked about moving there, and even a dancer friend or two. One of whom inspired me to take the same risk he took just a few years ago. He moved to LA from Michigan after a near death experience, gave himself three months to land a gig, and the rest [dancing with Lady Gaga and Beyonce to name a few] is history. Now he spends his days doing things he loves: sky diving, working out and doing crazy stunts on his bike.

This video is a choreographed routine to Aaliyah's “One in a million” by Luam [the girl in the bandanna]. I'm dying to take one of her classes at BDC.

I have a lot of work to do... including tons of research, attending a few dance classes here in New York [Broadway Dance Center, here I come!], saving hundred of dollars, and getting my motorcycle license [I plan on driving a vespa - or something like it - all over LA]; so the next few months should be rather interesting. I've always been a dreamer, but this is one of the few times I feel I'm really dreaming BIG.

At worst, I'll have had a short change of pace in the sunny and breezy state of California. And at best, you'll have seen me shaking my ass on TV.

...Also, rhythm is a dancer. [I'm sorry,  I just wanted to throw that in here somewhere.]

P.S. - If anyone wants to say something discouraging... don't... and instead, click here.

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