In a Past Life, I Was a…

Do you believe in past lives? I always say that in a past life, I was a performer, specifically a dancer. I have always had an image of me performing in a saloon like the saloons portrayed in western style movies. I am not even sure why those images come up for me. I am not even sure if past lives are real. Do you believe in past lives? If so, who were you?

Me dancing with someone I don’t know lol

What I do know is that I love dancing. Growing up, I used to watch Missy Elliott’s music videos and my dream was to become a backup dancer.

Missy Elliot and her dancers in Gossip Folks.

I took a dance class (jazz, tap, contemporary, ballet) in high school. I danced in our high school salsa club. I made money from my dancing skills and taught the surprise dances at Quinceañeras. I used to charge $300 – $500 a dance and split it with my friend.

In college, I auditioned for a dance team and got in. I performed at my first showcase. It was so much fun.

On the stage, dancing in my first ever showcase for Vision Dance Troupe.
UC Davis Vision Dance Troupe

When I was a college student, I used to go salsa dancing every Thursday with my friends in Davis at the now closed Graduate.

When I moved to Stockton, I continued to go to Davis to dance (it was a 45-minute drive). I would drive my happy butt home at 2 am in the morning and I would go to work the next day, happy as can be. Exhausted but happy.

That was when my body could handle it.

I also used to dance at the Bella Vista Rooftop every Friday in Stockton for an entire year, until they closed because there was a shooting, and someone died. It was free and it had a family friendly vibe. Kids were there dancing with us too. The venue was for everyone, and I always had a great time. Thankfully, I wasn’t there when the shooting happened.

Then the pandemic hit, and the dancing stopped until recently, when I took The Perle Noire’s Healing Through Seduction course.

The Perle Noire

There is so much I want to say about Perle’s Healing Through Seduction classes but that is another blog post!

I am going to get back into it again. When my knee heals, that will be one of my main goals, before my body refuses to cooperate with me.

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