Dance
Teen sheds off her robe showing off her extreme flexibility when she starts to move
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Ma Fatima Garcia
06.20.22

“Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.” – Charles Baudelaire

Isn’t it beautiful how we can express ourselves through music and dance?

Through dance, we can share a message and show the world what we want to tell.

Some dance to entertain, some to express their feelings, while others to convey a message.

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Pexels / Edgar Martínez

Aside from that, people dance because they love it and enjoy it.

If you think dancing is easy, think again. Dancing requires talent, skill, and patience.

Dancing is passion, and without determination, you won’t be able to deliver your message.

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Pexels / Yogendra Singh

Three years ago, Ashley Dejulio stunned the audience at Miss Teen Dance 2019, a Kar Live Dance Competition through her powerful performance.

The young lady didn’t just execute the steps perfectly, she delivered the heartfelt message of the song.

The video that was posted on May 23, 2019, got over one million views and is still being shared today.

It features the young and talented Ashley Dejulio.

Her choreographer was none other than Mandy Rogers, the head of JPD or Just Plain Dancin’ & Co.

The song they chose was ‘Ashes’ by Celine Dion.

YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio
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YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio

Listening to the lyrics, you would already know how deep and powerful the song was.

It talks about a person going through a tough time. Most of us could relate here. Sometimes, life tests your will, patience, and your faith in God.

The song talks about the beauty that comes out of the ashes.

YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio
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YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio

If you have heard this song before, can you imagine how hard it is to create a dance routine for it?

When you feel the song from your heart, you will be able to deliver the steps.

This is exactly what Ashley did.

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YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio

First, we see Ashley wearing a robe, her face dull and her eyes full of sadness. You might wonder why is the beautiful dancer’s face so lifeless?

We see her walk, and then she falls. She removes her robe and then shows her amazing dance steps.

Each step was done smoothly and with feelings. You feel the intensity of the song and you see how life and faith are tested at times.

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YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio

She also puts ash on her face and shows her audience that indeed, beauty could come out from the ashes.

She then ends her performance with a smile and a bow.

The audience was stunned by her performance. The steps, routine, emotion, and even the ash used all gave the performance life.

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YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio

For this young lady to perfect such a performance, can you imagine how long and hard she had to practice?

It may look easy for some but those steps are really hard to pull off. You need balance, core strength, timing, and agility to dance like Ashley.

Watch Ashley Dejulio as she shows everyone that even in your darkest time, beauty can shine from the ashes.

YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio
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YouTube Screenshot / Traci DeJulio

So, if you’re one of those who dream of dancing, go for it! There will be days where training will be hard but don’t quit.

Reach for your dreams.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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