Any of my close friends could tell you all that I’ve been stressing about the Essence workshop for like two weeks straight. Whenever people came over to our place to chill or to party, I’d oftentimes grab my ipod and go to my room to try to choreograph. It took me pretty much forever to find a song that I wanted to use—I must’ve changed it like five times and attempted choreography to each song I considered. It was really frustrating for me!!!! Hah. I stressed out about it cuz this workshop was my first time teaching outside of teams I was training with. I’ve attempted choreography before, but only cuz I was forced to by my team directors or something like that. Anyway….. madd stressful! I was also thinking way too hard about it, cuz I was teaching alongside Candace, Audrey, Aimee, and Gigi…. all of whom I madd look up to as dancers. Knowing they were gonna come up with dope ish kept me on my toes.. and even though my choreo wasn’t dope, I did try and people seemed to like it, so I’m satisfied. Tony said accept it, so choreography accepted =)
The workshop was madd fun. Everyone there gave such a positive vibe and it was less intimidating than I was expecting. All the students were really eager to learn so it kept me in good spirits to teach them. I don’t think I can express all the emotions running through me while I was teaching class, but it was super-duper dope. Really damn interesting TEACHING class instead of TAKING. I was nervous the entire hour and a half that I was teaching, and I think people could tell—it was fun nevertheless. For someone with really low confidence, I was forced to pull that confidence out of me so that I could teach my piece properly. I’m not a dope teacher, I don’t think—at least.. I don’t have a lot of experience, but damn… I couldn’t have asked for a better first class. It’s so inspring.
I just wanna thank everyone who came out for making class so enjoyable. I wish I could repeat the day all over again. I wanna thank Gigi and the rest of Essence for bein super sick women who teach me so much just by living and being and for being unbelievably artistic and creative. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful group of women. We’re all learning so much together and growing together. I can only see bigger and better things down the line for us. It feels madd amazing, especially cuz I’ve been a part of this since it’s birth… being a part of this growin process is such a blessing and I only want this to expand more and more for the best.
HAHAHAAHA I’M SO HIGH OFF OF WORKSHOP!!! Even if I didn’t teach my piece, I still would’ve had a damn good time learning from these girls and meeting all these cool new people.