Singerlicious Beyonce has said that when she performs her alter ego Sasha Fierce takes center stage. Hmmm, what’s this about? Well it’s not an isolated case of multiple personality schizophrenia; it has something to do without living your dreams without limits–being who you want to be with no apologies. Rapper Nicki Minaj has taken her dreams to another level of fantasy world and has a few characters, Harajuko Barbie, Roman, Martha and we’re still counting. And with Lady Gaga, I think you get my point.
My name is Yaisa and some call me Ya-Ya, but it’s more of a nickname than an alter ego. However, if I had one, my confidence doesn’t have a name, it’s a powerful feeling and it moves me when I’m on the dance floor. I have loved to dance since I can remember. Even though I’ve never had formal dance lessons, that didn’t stop from making it on the high school Varsity cheer squad with girls who were formally trained in dance and gymnastics and were cheer veterans. Or later in college, being on the undefeated Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Inc. stepping team on my campus. Through each of my dance experiences, I gained a lot of confidence and always found myself helping with the choreography, being team captain or other leadership roles.
Could you believe that when I was a little girl that I was shy and didn’t talk a lot—boy have things changed because I always have something to say, lol. But technically, I’ve always had a lot to say but it was through dance. When I dance, my words translate into dance moves and I always have a smile on my face. I have butterflies in my stomach like when you’re crushing on (have a crush) someone, but for me, I never feel nervous, I’m hyped up and excited. Dancing is powerful to me, like the famous effect on the Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” video when the sidewalk lights up every time he takes a step. And in each of my dance steps, I feel the light of freedom, fun, and success.
I have been a lot places in dance and now I’m a group fitness instructor. I created a program for ladies, SwagHER Fitness that’s more than fitness workouts, but a space to share my shine and encourage women to live their dreams, embrace their bodies, and be confident one step at a time through zumba, hip hop, pop and other body rocking music.
October 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Fitness | 1 comment >