Dancer Of The Week – Cheryl Hendrix

This weeks DFW Dancer Of The Week is Cheryl Hendrix.  Cheryl is an active dancer and you’ll find her at a variety of socials across the metroplex.  Check out some fun facts about Cheryl including some of her favorite local dancers! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!

Where are you from?
I was born in Fort Worth and have always lived in Tarrant County. I live in Bedford now, so you’ll see me all over DFW. In case you wondered, no I’m not Latina. My mother is a full-blooded Sioux Indian from the Rosebud tribe in South Dakota.

Favorite DFW Dancers?
We have so many fabulous dancers here, but I always need my Arturo Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, Fluffy (Jose Hernandez), Jacob Birnbaum and Anthony Young dances. I challenge myself to dance with instructors and guest artists when I can. Roberto Lay, Kane Kong, Wander Rosario, Chino Lee, Luis Loredo, Samy Vez, Audi MPK and “Did I Mention” Arturo Garcia are favorite local instructors. And I always try to dance with someone new.

Favorite DFW Socials/Places to Dance?
I prefer the socials. Pura Dallas and Pura Fort Worth are always fun. The Sensual Social, Saka Kizomba Social and My Salsa Social are also favorites. Stratos Wednesdays, Al-Amir Arlington Thursdays and Los Lupes Addison Sundays are my favorites of the restaurant venues.

Dance Pet Peeve: (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
I’ll call it dance floor rage. We have all levels of dancers on some very crowded dance floors. I occasionally see someone make way too big a deal of being bumped on the dance floor. If they had a horn it would be blasting. This is one reason I prefer the socials, usually more space and more awareness of dance etiquette.

Favorite Dance Moment?
It’s the dances that happen on a random Monday night at Havana Grill, when a Michael Angelo asks you to dance a very fast bachata, half on and half off the carpet. You get all the leads and are both pleasantly surprised.

Favorite Dance Genre?
Bachata is my first love and the reason I started social dancing about 4 years ago. The last year or two I’ve fallen for Zouk and Kizomba.

What dance movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
Shall We Dance captures my fascination with a dance that eventually led me to the social dance scene. In my case someone showed me a bachata video. I searched for a while, watched a lot more videos and luckily found the magical place that was Embargo.

Favorite dance video you’d like to share?
I’m strictly a social dancer. I like to support our local teams. This first team offering from Arturo & Elisa was pretty much a dream team. I’m looking forward to debuts of their new teams in training now.

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