My planned career would no longer be something I could accomplish. I tried to return to my advanced classes, but after only a few weeks, the pain increased and my doctor advised against dance. I felt lost and had no idea what I was supposed to do with my life. It wasn't until I poured myself into Youth Ministries that I felt the call of God strong. I knew that losing dance helped me gain GOD's vision for my life. I was so focused on what I wanted to do, that I failed to see what GOD wanted for my life.
Although I have moved on from dance, the appreciation for beautiful expressions of movement still remain. Every year I look forward to the newest season of "So You Think You Can Dance?" to find my fix for expressive dance. These are some of my favorites!! I hope you take the time to enjoy the beauty in our humanly ability to portray messages without words.
SYTYCD Season 7 - Bryan Gaynor Audition
Bryan is a talented guy with spina bifida. I find him truly inspiring and amazing. Even if this style of dance is not your cup of tea, I hope you can appreciate all he has overcome.
SYTYCD Season 10 - Teddy Tedholm Audition
Teddy is an amazing dancer and I love watching his work, but his audition piece in 2010 was by far one of my favorites.
SYTYCD Season 5 - "Gravity" with Kayla Radomski and Kupono Aweau, Choreographed by Mia Michaels
It's a Mia Michaels piece. Need I say more? Nope, but I'm gonna. I thought this dance was a quite effective portrayal of addiction and what it does to people. The epic battle between the abuser and the drug, fraught both with need and need to escape. Kayla and Kupono do an amazing justice to this wonderfully choreographed piece.
SYTYCD Season 5 - "Cancer" with Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi, Choreographed by Tyce Diorio
I'm not a big fan of Tyce Diorio in general, but this piece inspired by Breast Cancer really spoke volumes to a sensitive side we didn't know existed in him. Sadly, we live in a world where we ALL know at least one person affected by cancer, if not more. It was moving to see the struggle in terms of dance. I know it definitely touched my heart.
SYTYCD Season 7 - "Collide" with Lauren Froderman and Kent Boyd, Choreographed by Travis Wall
I didn't feel like I had the experience I should have had at my high school prom, but looking back I was grateful that they were not my glory days. I never dreamed of having the crown so many girls fought over.. I didn't even really want to attend the darn thing.. But this performance made me feel what they were portraying. That young love full of adventure and hope and amazement, faced with the future pulling them in different directions. I think these wonderful dancers did a great job.