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At some point it was 1000 degrees. But we fixed it. @mdcdance every Saturday at 11 a.m. K bye. #sweat #class #milleniumdancecomplex #summer #dance #sameold #hiphop la #studiocity #heat #fire #5678 #la #dancers #love #classic #teacher #groove #saturday #kbye
I remember taking this picture 2 years agoπŸ™„. Id get off of work and spend hours walking around downtown. There was nothing like the feeling of being present in a place you've always wanted to be.  This was the last street I'd take all the time before I headed home in the late hours of the night. I'd think to myself, 'Teaching out here is cool, but wouldn't it be crazy to live out here too?' At the time, I felt like I was reaching with that idea. It was a huge blessing just to work out here in a field I love SO much, but I didn't think I deserved any more than that....and yet....here I am looking down on that same street from my home two years later. Crazy. Guys, you have to make whatever is constant in your life work for you. Turn your craft into something and be confident with the outcome, even if you're unsure. It's never about being the best but it's ALWAYS about being BETTER. Don't limit yourself on what you can achieve. They say 'you can't have cake and eat it too'. But as the great philosopher Trey Songz once so eloquently responded: 'but ain't that what you 'spose to do?'πŸ€”πŸŽ‚ #cakeonthemenu #eat #inspire #aspire #motivate #best #live #life #goal #better #achieve #awesome #love #keeppushing #top #la #losangeles #angeleno #dtla #home #blessedup
I remember taking this picture 2 years agoπŸ™„. Id get off of work and spend hours walking around downtown. There was nothing like the feeling of being present in a place you've always wanted to be. This was the last street I'd take all the time before I headed home in the late hours of the night. I'd think to myself, 'Teaching out here is cool, but wouldn't it be crazy to live out here too?' At the time, I felt like I was reaching with that idea. It was a huge blessing just to work out here in a field I love SO much, but I didn't think I deserved any more than that....and yet....here I am looking down on that same street from my home two years later. Crazy. Guys, you have to make whatever is constant in your life work for you. Turn your craft into something and be confident with the outcome, even if you're unsure. It's never about being the best but it's ALWAYS about being BETTER. Don't limit yourself on what you can achieve. They say 'you can't have cake and eat it too'. But as the great philosopher Trey Songz once so eloquently responded: 'but ain't that what you 'spose to do?'πŸ€”πŸŽ‚ #cakeonthemenu  #eat  #inspire  #aspire  #motivate  #best  #live  #life  #goal  #better  #achieve  #awesome  #love  #keeppushing  #top  #la  #losangeles  #angeleno  #dtla  #home  #blessedup 
They asked me to do it and I'm just glad my glasses stayed on my face. #boomboom #kah #saturday #foureyes #workflow #student #teacher #solo #class #ida #hollywood #la #dancer #letthegroovegetin #justintimberlake
I think it's hilarious that something I choreographed while cleaning my bathroom one day has over 20000 viewsπŸ€·πŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ. #iguess #itiswhatitis #shouldershrug #dance #dancers #hiphop #ida #hollywood #la #choreographer #teacher #views #kids #students #winning #studio #cool #awesome
Why would I be on time for work when I could just lay around and scroll through old videos? #priorities #choices #dance #memorymonday #friends #unforgettable #favorite #studio #hiphop #dope #love #smooth #movement #class #trio
...ain't that the truth. #preach #winning #goals #wisdom #quote #love #truth #relevant #awesome #damn #perfect
It's the only video I have of today's class and I dont care because on all those days that I think I suck at teaching or choreographing or creating in general. I can look at this and be like. Nah. 😜 #auditions #wod #dancers #la #hollywood #ida #weekend #saturday #dope #hiphop #awesome #ayye #lit #cool #class #workflow
My brother mentioned that he's been wanting to get back into dance, so who better to usher in his return than myself?  He's obviously rusty af, but it was cool to put some movement on him.....p.s. this song tho #novacane #frankocean #ida #hollywood #dancer #dancers #brother #hiphop #la #losangeles #5678  #groove #studio #dope #brother
Coming out of retirement like he never left. (After class antics) #brother #dance #dancer #class #hiphop #ayyye #fire #5678 #dope #la #retired #veteran #og #studio #hollywood #cool
Creating is turning out to be my favorite thing...#timeflies #iseefire #edsheeran #dance #hollywood #contemporary #girls #saturdays #ladancers #idahollywood
πŸšΆπŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ#marchforourlives #march #voices #dtla #standup #speakout #united #together #protest #safety #forthefuture #students #kids #downtown #losangeles #parklandhighschool
I just feel like y'all don't see him enough. #killinit #stop #pose #puppy #mine #fourlegged #bitchindisguise #cute #best #dog #doggy #ladogs #pup
Come vibe with me tomorrow. I'm pretty ok at it.#dance #saturdays #hiphop #kendricklamar #sza #ida #vibe #groove #hollywood #blackpanther #class #5678 #ayye #dope #join #la #dancers #class
Choreographed on the spot today and it was extremely rewardingπŸ˜„πŸ˜„ #living #saveme #contemporary #dance #ida #class #saturday #student #ayye #fire #life #5678 #girl #hollywood #dope #ayyye #dancersbroadcast
Let me vent: I definitely was struggling before I taught this class. Up until that point I had started experiencing varying amounts of uncertainty about myself. That's the one thing that just kills my soul. I spend 6-10 hours a day teaching at two high schools and two studios and the rest of the time wondering if I'm good enough to even do it. I know, it makes no sense at all but that's a mindset I constantly fall in to. It was why this class was important to me. I needed to feel like I was good at what I was doing in my own way. I returned to being simplistic in teaching as well as movement,Β  took advantage of teachable moments, and operated under the premises that class is a time for learning. I felt like I was WORTH taking class from that night. I was revitalized and slightly more confident heading back to L.A. Soon I'll be put to the test as there are opportunities I'll be taking advantage of. Here's to success!

p.s. oh I have good friends too @misslaurin805 (for your words and hospitality) and @irenekleinbauer (for the oppurtunity and words of encouragement) ty 😊

#thestorycontinues #solo #passion #dreams #dance #thoughts #strive #reach #goals #encouragement #dance #hiphop #teacher #keeppushing #me #next #dancerbroadcast #smooth #vibe
Let me vent: I definitely was struggling before I taught this class. Up until that point I had started experiencing varying amounts of uncertainty about myself. That's the one thing that just kills my soul. I spend 6-10 hours a day teaching at two high schools and two studios and the rest of the time wondering if I'm good enough to even do it. I know, it makes no sense at all but that's a mindset I constantly fall in to. It was why this class was important to me. I needed to feel like I was good at what I was doing in my own way. I returned to being simplistic in teaching as well as movement,Β  took advantage of teachable moments, and operated under the premises that class is a time for learning. I felt like I was WORTH taking class from that night. I was revitalized and slightly more confident heading back to L.A. Soon I'll be put to the test as there are opportunities I'll be taking advantage of. Here's to success! p.s. oh I have good friends too @misslaurin805 (for your words and hospitality) and @irenekleinbauer (for the oppurtunity and words of encouragement) ty 😊 #thestorycontinues  #solo  #passion  #dreams  #dance  #thoughts  #strive  #reach  #goals  #encouragement  #dance  #hiphop  #teacher  #keeppushing  #me  #next  #dancerbroadcast  #smooth  #vibe 
β”β“πŸ»πŸ·πŸΈβ”β“ .
πŸŽ₯πŸ–ŒοΈ: @chinodiaz805 .
🎡: How Many Drinks - @miguel .
πŸ“: @kleindancearts .
βœοΈπŸ•ΊπŸΏ: Yours Truly😜 (Link in bio for the whole shabang)

#homeplate #miguel #dance #smooth #tagthem #hiphop #studio #talent #love #trio #dope #dancers #5678 #ayye #favorite #dancers #awesome #passion #teacher #choreographer #class