With the workshops just around the corner, we have some of our teachers’ Q&As to let you get to know them a bit more!!!
With Epiphany since the beginning of our workshops, Francis is a dedicated young dancer and choreographer.
Here are some of his inspiring words and thoughts!
Q: Why do you want to teach a workshop?
A: I really think that Epiphany Workshops really help us out, as dancers and as choreographers. It really gives an insight of what both sides look like. They give chances to inspiring choreographers to teach and know what it feels like to run a drop in. The best part is that it’s completely FREE to take, and you’ll lose nothing from it. I want to teach an Epiphany workshop because I think it would be a great opportunity to be able to motivate and inspire others through my choreography . It would be a great experience to further my education in the professional dance world. As well as it being a great stepping stone to further myself in my dance career .
Q: What inspired you to dance? What is your motivation?
A: At first dance was a chore for me. My mom would take me every week to my Praise TEAM Intermediate class when I was younger. But as time passed, I learned to love it and here I am now 6 years later doing what I love to do best. What keeps me dancing is the constant improvement from others. Watching people from just starting dance to becoming amazing dancers is heart-warming, and it keeps me humble.
Q: What advice do you give to struggling dancers/choreographers?
A: Dance for a reason. Make the reason worthwhile and everlasting. Don’t dance for that first place trophy, but for the friendships and bonds made getting there. Don’t compare yourself to others, because you’ll never be satisfied. You always have to start from the bottom to get to the top of your own ladder, not somebody else’s. You’ll fall down for sure, but all you have to do is pick yourself up and get back climbing. And when you do get to the top of your ladder, it’ll be your choice if you want to extend it to go higher or stay where you are. I have a hard time pushing myself sometimes, but it tests your capability as a dancer and will benefit you in the future.