Dance Spotlight – Brianna Williams

Brianna Williams is featured in this edition of the Dance Spotlight!.  Check out some fun facts about Brianna and read about her dance moment where she may have left blood on the dance floor (literally)!

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Where are you from?
Born and raised in Dallas, TX!

Favorite DFW Dancers? (People you have the most fun dancing with or just like to watch dance)
That is one of the hardest questions you can ask of a dance-aholic! I love to dance with a lot of people because they fulfill my dance cravings in different ways, but for the sake of the question I’ll name a few. I love dancing with Jose Hernandez aka Fluffy because he keeps his movement smooth and really focuses on connecting with whomever he dances with. I enjoy dances with Jay Blaxican and Sir Anthony because they are both crazy on the dance floor. I enjoy dancing with Luis Collazo and Johan Ibanez because they both challenge me in salsa (I love being challenged). I enjoy dancing with Christian Acosta, Luis Loredo, and Ceasar because their bachata dances take me to another dimension.

Favorite DFW Socials/Places to Dance?
I don’t go out as often as I want and I haven’t been to all of the dance spots. The events and socials that I do enjoy are the Pura Dallas events on Fridays, Clave Fina socials, Wednesday Bachata Passion at Stratos, and Los Lupes on Sundays.

Dance Pet Peeve: (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
Something that really bothers me is when I get rejected for a dance then that person ends up dancing with someone else 30 seconds later. If the dance was rejected because the dance was promised to someone else then that is fine.  Just let a sistah know because I completely understand. Once this happens to me I make it a point to not dance with said person for a long time. Some may think of me as petty, but I find it disrespectful to reject a dance but accept it from someone else.

Favorite Dance Moment: (Performance, funny moment, etc)
Not sure how funny this is to some people, but for me the funniest dance moment would be the time I got a nose bleed on the dance floor. Someone rammed into my face with their back while we were dancing an intense salsa song. I didn’t really notice I was bleeding until I saw it on my arm and later on my all white shirt when I was cleaning up the blood from my nose. I thought it was one of the most weirdly awesome dance moments. I’m kinda weird like that if you don’t already know!

Favorite Dance Genre (Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk, etc)
That’s another hard question for me to answer. I started dancing at a young age and my goal is to learn (about) every dance in existence before I die or physically not able to dance, whichever comes first. To keep it with the category of social dancing, I list my top 5: cha cha cha, bachata, Brazilian zouk, salsa/mambo, and kizomba/tarraxhina. I like them almost equally!

What dance movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
Burlesque, Bring It On, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Magic Mike, You Got Served, Other: (Your choice)
Honestly, I haven’t watched many dance movies and the ones I have watched don’t really describe my attitude while dancing…or at least I don’t think so. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a dance movie…

Favorite dance video(s) you’d like to share?
Since I joined Rhythm and Beatz Dance Company back in August of 2015, I’ve been obsessed with Afro-beats and kuduro lately and learning all I can. For those who don’t know, African dances have many names because most dance moves have their own name. So only knowing a few moves doesn’t make anyone an experienced dancer in the African dance genre. I’ve been working on this dance called Baloba which is a lower body isolation dance move. It’s looks so cool but it is difficult to execute. That’s my kind of challenge! The dance is shown in the video and it is so fun to watch! I hope others enjoy it as much as I do!

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