Cheers to 60 days no smoking, no drinking. Damn, had you asked me after 30 days could i go another, i prolly woulda said eff it. But God had a way of making SURE i went another 30 by keeping my butt at home on the couch! Lmao, He has a funny sense of humor doesn’t He lol. Tbh i wasn’t going to post this clip. I hated how i excuted the routine the first time i taught it. Tbh i was sad. Sad as fuck, you can see it in my face. (The second day when i wore black, i was angry af ) I had a lot going on in my life, had a lot of life throwing me L’s over and over and over and i knew i needed a 360. So i decided to fast for 30 days but i realized a lot in that time. You know i love to teach my hood shit, but i think I’m using my creativity and musical knowledge best when i can tap into a deeper place, especially emotionally. Music that has more meaning, passion, soul. You can go back and look at my various eras of my YouTube days and tell when i was sad or heartbroken lmao. I’m such a sap. You’ll never see me cry but i will roll around on the ground to Sade after a break up or something traumatic Lmaoooo. In fact (in my opinion ) most of my best work comes from when i can emotionally RELEASE. I wanted to update y’all on my progress and say that i have never been this happy and at peace in my life, ever. Clear headed, and proud of myself. And this quarantine time has allowed me to fill myself with much healthier and meaningful substances (reading ). I’m so grateful for change, progress, out with the old in with the new. Life is great and I’m grateful. Thanks for all the positivite messages and just plain out fuckin w ya boy for all this time! Here’s to 60 more 🥂
🤦🏾♂️ I don’t even really know what to say about this moment right here. Let me find the words lol. “She’s a bitch” was easily one of my fav music videos growing up. I’m so grateful to @hihatofficial for bringing me in for choreography. And we got to re-perform some of the legendary steps from the video. This was a DOOZY of a performance. Including a live water pit, two different stages, trampolines and parkour tricksters and about 50 of the best dancers from all over the world! It was a massive task! @juneambrose brought in this huge coat that we had dancers crawl out from under. And that missy needed to get pre-set in AFTER she emerged from the water stage (you can imagine the struggle getting it on her with everything being wet, leather, and spandex 😩🤦🏾♂️! ) I’ll forever cherish this performance. It was my first time being painted ALL BLACK head to toe and BALD! But it was very much worth it! I’ve always admire Hi-Hat, Missy & June. Thanks for letting lil ole me in yalls legendary mix! Shout out all the dancers for how hard they worked and the HOURS of prosthetics before the performance for VH1 HONORS! How many beast can you name!? SHES A BITCHHHH 🖤🖤🖤
Happy Friday everyone! Shout out to my friends at @spotify for allowing me to curate another 8-count playlist for our down time! This time it’s the SMOOTH EDITION. You all have been asking for my playlists so I’m glad i was able to deliver a new one! Music has such healing powers, so i put special love and attention to the vibes in this playlist! You can listen when you wake up, while your cooking, cleaning the house, going for a walk/jog, while you work out at home or like me just dance around your place. The shit ride if you let it play in order, i promise, with a nice wine-down at the end. There’s a few gems on there too! Hope you all enjoy! Continue to be safe and please practice social distancing and be blessed! 🖤 (oh and if you don’t have Spotify i added it to my iTunes library as well, just search my name )
#APRILARCHIVE 🔥 starting today i thought I’d bring some fire moments out my archives and share them with the world! This was rehearsal for @missymisdemeanorelliott @mtv #vanguard performance! We had rehearsal for about 3 weeks and this was probably day 2 or 3! So as you can see, niggas was bussin from the get-go! This section was full of our BEASTLY SHERO’s! @bryawoods @biancabrewton @draydrayworld1 @dxncecandii @dancin_desi @comfortfedoke @kennedilindsey @ahsiajanae & @christiankellyy_ doing a REMIXED version of the original #PASSTHATDUTCH routine! Also that Dutch footwork section is extremely hard (this is a shortened version of the entire footwork part ) Stuff like this is just too good to be sittin in my phone! Wanna dance for missy? be able to take off for a minute straight (then the next song starts lmao ) ENJOY!
chiilllle ion know which one was better 🤷🏾♂️ y’all vote below, hat or durag!? (UPDATE: durag got the most votes lol ) either way I’m not gon see the response til after i soak for two hours and sob a little bit. my legs shakin and my stomach hurt, and I’m still panting and i taped this like two hours ago 😭😭😭 @biancabrewton i gave it my all for your challenge and loved every minute of it! @letsride305 i swear i wanna be from the #305 so badddd! (that car driving by fucked my concentration up tho cuz they were lookin at me crazy ) loving pushing my mind and body still during this down time. How y’all holding up!? 🖤
“can we hear play back please!” happy Monday everyone! hope you all are in good spirits! last Monday we were doing the #savagechallenge so this Monday i wanted to post my boo @normani ’s BTS for her first ever commercial shoot for @savagexfenty ! Turned out so HOT! One thing about it, we will ALWAYS be laughing and having fun on set. I miss working lowkey. Always grateful to be part 🖤 @grace_pae @cesar4styles thanks for bringing me in @jennnrosales @badgalriri check out the commercial if you haven’t seen it! 🖤
oh y’all thought tf i wasn’t gon do it!?!? on GOD this harder than a @missymisdemeanorelliott routine 😂 @jalaiah your musicality & pocket is crazy. Cuz if you don’t have her consistent bounce like she has while doing it, it’s gon look real “tok tik-ish” lmao! @bryawoods @keniicole @chancelmizell @christiankellyy_ I did the smooth version lmao 🧈 #renegadechallenge #renegadept2 (also, no I’m not doing a live class sorry, and yes tiktok is fun af so leave me alone 😝 )
Since i was gon teach to this song at monsters Dallas i figure i just hop on this one real quick! Dead ass took me like 27 tries...i suck lol. Im challenging @bryawoods @ahsiajanae @dancin_desi @jenemarie_ @mssjb @xtraordinarybro @owensc18 @draydrayworld1 @iamcliveb @blaircaldwell @christiankellyy_ @biancabrewton @judedemorest @normani @jaquelknight @keniicole y’all got 24 hours! WHATS GOOD!? @theestallion #savagechallenge
Take a deep long look in the mirror. Know how to self-asses and self-correct. Stop blaming others for YOUR actions. Easier said than done but you can do it! Read. Fill yourself with real knowledge. We’re so blessed! Be thankful. Encourage yourself. But take responsibility for yourself too. 🖤 (btw these from two weeks ago, my ass in the HOUSE! lol )
Originally this routine wasn’t created for heels, but i gave the students an options to try it out if they wanted too! So many fucking moments i had to include one of the freestyle sections bc i wanted y’all to witness! Thanks for interpreting ladies! @_amerahh @dancin_desi @kaylamarie .j @taylorperymon please tag the other girls you see! 🎻🤎 full link in bioooo
If you know me, you know this young lady right here. We been through it all together. Family before anything. Been dancing w her since the birth of my career. My first muse. Always love you sis. Watch her interpret #MOMENT link in bio for more groups!
ok ok so i did a version where i did a double spin bcuz all the girls kept coming for me during groups doing doubles and i had to let them know i wasn’t a punk lmaooo 😭😭😭 i ended up liking the other take better but still 🤷🏾♂️ ...anwayssss ima start posting some of these beautiful dancers tell their stories tonight at 8pm and the entire video with all groups on my YouTube channel tonight! Thanks for the endless loveeee 🤎🎻 @acedrewman @victoriamonet @xcelstudios ...should i teach Thursday/Friday again in Atlanta! Lmkkkk
this was the first song (btw she dropped on my birthday, which started my fast ) that made me want to really start teaching again. i hope y’all feel me. end of one chapter, start of a new one...
Last night marked the end of a 30 day fast for me. I know i don’t reveal a lot of personal things on social media, but i needed to get this off my chest. We are all human. No one is perfect. I can admit that i reverted to alot of toxic substances and behaviors as coping mechanism. I fasted from serveral different things, activities, and ways of thinking (I only allowed myself to drink red wine at night if anything ) I wouldn’t say i was an addict or anything to that extreme, but sometimes you just need to gain control of yourself again. Teach yourself discipline. I didn’t want to feel certain emotions and heal certain scars or escape my rough past. From all that i accomplished last year i felt my body being so depleted and weak. Empty of my spark, my light. My ideas, my creativity. Then the year started with losing a family member, and everything else trickled down . I Didn’t understand why it was all happening at once even after begging God for a break! no one knew i was going thru so much, bc I’m the one always staying strong for others, dealing w my issues alone. I wasn’t close to my spirit or God anymore. Life was beating me up and to get through it, i was beating myself up. I asked God that some light and truth would be revealed during this transition into my next phase of life. I can say that after a month/last night i am clear, i see so much better. I needed to remove all toxicity from my life. A weight is lifted off my shoulders, a fog is cleared from my head. I think we all need to go through these moments at times. To heal. sometimes healing hurts. But you must. I was “working” a lot but i lost my passion. It’s back now. I cried after my master classes when i would get home and watch the dancers tell their stories. I was present in the moment instead of ready to go home and go party or sit in depression. I watched in amazement. I’m grateful and i feel so blessed, truly. You can make it through Dark/Depressed moments. Life is a rollercoaster,but sometimes you have to PUT IN EFFORT to get out of them. Take control, it’s a choice. Easier said than done, yes but give it a try, one day at a time. I’m so proud of myself. Here’s to 30 more days. 🖤
ok so look! Im a whole foot and a half taller then @maistar4 !!! and i still got as low as her so i think my old ass won this round 😂😂😂😂 all though i messed up like fifty-leven times on my own step so maybe we tied 🤷🏾♂️😭😭. Love dancing next to this 👽 she always keeps me on my toes..... and in a deep squat! This some real ATLANTA shit. #GOODnGHETTO 😅😅😅 @lilkeed #passitout @dance411 ! Posting the rest tomorrow! 🖤
F.I.L.A! 🖤 Thanks to everyone who came to class Friday! It was FULL OUT to say the least. See y’all wed and thurs. should i add more classes next week? Which studios? Lmk...