Let's be honest, the world is experiencing some tough times, and on the days when it doesn't feel like things are getting better anytime soon it is best to release, relax, and tap into Black joy. One of the most effective ways to get through difficult moments is through music therapy and movement. Dance can be both a sweet escape and a great workout.
Black women all over the world have been expressing their sense of freedom, resilience, power, and creativity through dance. Here are a few ladies that are killing it in the dance industry and after watching them I guarantee you will be inspired. Watch their sensual movements on Instagram and get your whole life. It's worth it.
ASSATA JONES @assatajones
From joyously dancing and singing in her living room to becoming a background dancer for recording artist Solange, if there is anything we can gain from following the life of Assata Jones, it's that hard work and dedication truly pays off. Day by day, Assata dances through life and shares her musical journey unapologetically. Assata shows you the ins and outs of songwriting, laying down vocals, and behind the scenes as she tours the world. She demonstrates how she stays centered and fit even while on tour.
DEIJAH ROBINSON @deijahview
Deijah is a single mom, professional dancer, and model and does it all with style and grace. She has performed with artists such as Ciara, Janelle Monae, and mostly notably Beyonce. You can catch all of her joy and sensuality through dance. She is an open book and has no issue with explaining what it takes to prevail in the dance industry. We must not forget that her levels of flexibility are impeccable. She is a star in her own right. Follow Deijah's journey and watch her glow.
Yvonne captivates versatility in the way that she creates her choreography. She displays that whether you are wearing a pair of heels or sneakers, you can still have fun and be sexy at the same. Yvonne encourages her students to do their best and leave all of their fears onto the dance floor. Outside of dancing, Yvonne is a mental health advocate with an organization titled "Dead the Silence" which encourages people to speak on mental health issues, trauma, and how they have been victimized of violence.
KAYLA MARIE @kaylamarie.j
When Kayla dances, she really knows how to spice things up. Her high-kick split and pirouettes are on point. Kayla Marie is a former five-year NBA dancer and has danced alongside some of the greatest performers such as Ciara, Teddy Riley, and GUY. You might have seen her in the Step Up series and the latest season of Boomerang on BET. Kayla gives dance classes and shows her best moves all over the streets of Atlanta. No matter the location, whether she's on the basketball court, at the dance studio or on stage, she is giving it her all.
FANCY JONES @iam_fancyjones
Fancy in motion is the epitome of elegance. This Chicago native knows how to keep you on your toes as she continues to flourish in the dance industry. She is the founder of the S.H.E Dance group and teaches the "Fancy and Friends Dance Class" in the Chicago area. Fancy loves the stage and gives us nothing but good vibes. Her confidence is undeniable and choreography accentuates the body. Allow her simple and sexy choreography to take you away.
Lauren, also known as Leaux, graces the dance floor and serves us with the best looks. She has danced alongside Lizzo and has even been a part of the Millenium 2020 Tour! She keeps us all entertained with her high-spirited dance videos and carnival experiences. When Leaux is off the dance scene, she is running her online boutique Shop Leaux where she sells stylish clothes and accessories. Leaux is a dance goddess with a lot to show and prove.
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