Our First Ever Artist of the Month is Perlizbeth De Leon. Age: 26 📍 Atlanta, GA Q: What is your favorite genre of dance? A: Hip Hop Q: Why do you dance? A: When I dance, I feel like I am the most genuine me. To express myself and empower others, dance is a language that speaks to everyone. I also find dance has healing powers. Whenever I freestyle, it feels like therapy. When I choreograph, it feels like I'm speaking. When I'm performing, it feels like I'm talking to the world. Q: If you could dance with/for anyone who would it be? A: Technically speaking, I would love to dance with anyone who's music speaks to my soul. I would love to work with The Lumineers, Tierra Whack, SZA, Ruby Ibarra, H.E.R., Frank Ocean, etc. Now, taking this question a little more literally, I would love to dance with everyone I possibly can. I feel like dance belongs to the community and the joy fostered through dance. My favorite feelings is finishing a long intensive with a huge group of dancers, sitting down to dinner, and just bonding because of our shared love of dance. Q: What is a piece of advice you have for the next generation of Artists? A: You don't have to impress anybody. Your worth is not measured by your productivity. Don't forget why you love dance. Rejection does not mean your journey is over. Sometimes all the "no"s feel like detours to your destination but really the path we think we're supposed to take is not the one we are truly destined for. Every little thing you do brings you closer to your dreams. Q: Social Media Handles and/or Website A: @plizbethh www.bonfire.com/store/perlizbeth Note from Our Founder, Tarayjah Hoey-Gordon. - Thank you so much Beth for supporting our organization from the very beginning. I will forever cherish our friendship and your passion for dance. YOU are an important part of the dance community! YOU are history in the making. Love you! 💛
Welcome to the Freestyle Feedback Forum. In this category members can post freestyle videos and receive feedback from the community to enhance their skills. To post your video feel free to upload via youtube, IG, FB, or whatever platform is comfortable for you as a new post! The link must be set to public or we will not be able to give a response. Community members can comment and give feedback as they see fit. Commentary will be monitored and hate speech will not be acceptable. Constructive feedback is key. It's time to level up!
Here are a few tips that I personally have for new movement artists! 1. Do you. - Yes other dancers make things look easy. Don't beat yourself up if you can't do a certain move or learn a specific choreography. Just be true to you and where you are in your journey. 2. Study. - Please do your best to know and understand the History of dance. You can't judge a craft by it's cover so don't assume you know everything about dance from a simple youtube video. 3. Find a village. - It doesn't have to be a dance crew and you don't need to pay hundreds of dollars to find a dance fam. It's important to have people around you that have the same passion for dance as yourself. The people in your village should not simply praise your every move, you need people who can push you to progress. 4. Don't quit. - Are you sad? Dance. Are you mad? Dance. Want to give up on life? Dance. It's good for the soul. 5. Have fun! - What's the point of dancing if you can't find some sense of joy while doing so? Enjoy yourself. Dance alone, or dance with others. Just have a good time. To all my vets what are your tips? Comment below<3