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  You may remember Sunjai Williams Lifetime TV’s dance reality series “Bring It!” The 21-year-old Pennsylvania resident and a former member of the Dancing Dolls 4 Life dance team from Jackson, Mississippi, struggled to become a better performer on the show, which is now in its fifth season.   The show made Williams a star, and…

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Ciara is back with her first single, “Level Up,” since her 2015 album Jackie.  The singer has also returned to her dance roots with a body-popping YouTube video, a collaboration with legendary choreographer Parris Goebel, aka Parri$, and her ReQuest Dance Crew. Moving in perfect synchronicity, these ladies are killing it. You’ll definitely want to add this summer…

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Blue Ivy Carter beat her grandmother Tina Knowles-Lawson in a dance-off. The 6-year-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z took on Knowles-Lawson in a friendly contest, and the House of Dereon designer admitted the youngster “killed it.” Sharing a video on Instagram of her own take on Bey and Jay’s duet “Apes–t,” she wrote, “This is…

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Detroit has a rich culture. The city is known for its sartorial splendor, grind-first mentality, and exceptional taste in music and cars. In the early 2000s, neighborhood superheroes formulated words on wax and created a soundtrack for people of all backgrounds in the neighborhood. These songs still can be heard through social media or blaring…

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Misty Copeland became a cultural icon as the first African American prima ballerina. Seeing a Black ballerina in a national spotlight inspired young Black girls all over the world to sign up for ballet classes and it empowered ballet students giving them a visual of what they wanted to achieve. While much of the media…

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Throughout history, African American dancers, choreographers and instructors (e.g. Kathrine Dunham, Judith Jamison, Alvin Ailey, Cab Calloway, and the Nicholas Brothers) have made major contributions in helping to shape the culture of dance. Today, young, African American dancers can be easily found perfecting their skills in hop-hop or majorette dancing. Yet, there is still an…

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Brandi Mallory

Photo courtesy of Brandi Mallory / Photographer: Khalifiah Harris Brandi Mallory is a celebrity makeup artist and fitness instructor for the health and wellness movement, Dance Your Pounds Off. Mallory’s weight loss journey epitomizes the meaning of hard-work and determination. She first appeared on season four of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” in 2014, when she was…

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It’s June 3, 2017, and it’s Josephine Baker’s 111th birthday. We are celebrating the St. Louis-born Creole Goddess with this tribute. Baker, who’s illustrated in today’s Google Doodle. Google says, “With her kohl-rimmed eyes and exotic costumes, Josephine Baker pounced onto the global stage in the 1920s, becoming a Jazz Age icon and one of the first…

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New York Fashion Week recently concluded its weeklong fashion extravaganza, and one of those displaying their wares was rising designer Jamaica Craft, who unveiled her new collection which just debuted online. She may be new to the fashion world, but Craft is certainly no stranger to the world of entertainment or business. Having worked with some of the biggest names in…

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In many ways people feel, think, hear, taste and sound different but one thing all human beings have in common is the ability to adapt. Dance Your Pounds Off is a movement turned establishment that motivates and demonstrates ways to lose weight effectively through dance. Dwight Holt Jr. took to heart the ability to make…

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