Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Do you want to help support the arts? Do you want to save a life? Do you like dance? If you answered YES to any or all of the above then now is your chance!
JKDC’s online auction ends tonight at 10pm (NYC time) so bid now!
JKing Dance Company is not your typical dance company - it's more, way more. And for me, it started even before I had the honor of being a part of JKDC.
It all began for me on Saturday, July 7, 2007. After a dance hiatus, I walked into Steps on Broadway and into the dance class that would forever change my life. A name I had never heard about prior to that day was about to shift my entire world.
That name - Joyce King -
I was struck by that first head roll which turned into a full warm up, center work, across the floor and combo....there are no words to describe what happened to me in the hour and a half that I was in studio 5.
For those of you who have been in her class, you understand what I'm talking about. For those who haven't, I hope that one day you will have the good fortune of being in her class and/or see her work.
(you can check out her promo reel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhgkxC8eryo&list=UURcuh12bq4dJSMtPhx5mqnA&index=1)
There is something magical about Joyce King and the way she works. I've never been in a class where the first head roll all the way through to the last combo movement has inspired me and made complete sense. It's not just about the dance steps, it's about the character. She has a way of making you think in terms of story and WHY we are doing what we are doing. Joyce King is not just a dance teacher. She is a genius who inspires you from the moment you step into the room....and it stays with you when you leave. You leave craving more - which is why you will always find me wherever she is teaching.
On November 14, 2008, I had the honor of joining JKing Dance Company. And I’m lucky enough to still a part of this amazing company!
I see, first hand, how hard Joyce works. There's a lot of behind the scenes work that goes on in addition to choreography. Joyce is constantly striving to create and produce work as well as giving back. She does so much for so many people, never expecting anything in return. Joyce's heart and soul and passion are evident in everything she does. (Joyce has done more for me than I can put in this email. In simple terms, she's saved my life!) And I feel like it's time to show the world what she's selflessly given to me and countless others.
I truly believe that if the entire world got just a small piece of what I get from Joyce King, the world would be a much better place.
There are three ways you can support JKing Dance Company.
Don't forget, JKing Dance Company's online auction ends tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th at 10pm (New York time). There are items for everyone whether you live in NYC, California, Florida or anywhere in the world! Check out the link below - your heart will smile, you'll get that warm, tingly feeling inside for supporting a good cause, and you will have my endless gratitude for life!
And if you prefer to just donate via Credit Card, simply go here:
Also, don't forget to SAVE THE DATE! JKing Dance Company's 2nd full evening of work! Saturday, May 11th at 3pm and 8pm at The Ailey Theater in NYC. Tickets on sale now!
Thanks for supporting me and the company I love more than anything else in the world, JKing Dance Company. It's a company that I believe in 110% and know we can make a difference with your help!
For more information visit www.JoyceKingDance.com
(Pictured Left: me jumping - JKDC Phantasm / Pictured Right: me with THE Joyce King)
"ASKING ME WHY I DANCE IS LIKE ASKING ME WHY I BREATHE"