Dance & Activism Challenge
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The #XQMistyChallenge invited students ages 13-21 to tell their story through dance. Students used the XQ Challenge song, “You’re Gonna Make It,” and choreographed their own dances. The voting period has closed and winners will be announced on June 30.
- Top upvoted submissions win prizes
- Up to 20 lucky creators will receive exclusive feedback from Misty Copeland and earn a slot in a reaction video
- Top 5 upvoted submissions may select from two prize options (gift packages value of $599)
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This dance is inspired by the song “You’re gonna make it.” The dance relates to the life on an individual wanting to follow its dream of being a performing artist but is stuck in his/her head since many people has
Rather than focusing on all the dark things in the world, i wanted to show a more upbeat perspective of life. Dance is my way of expressing myself, and it makes me forget about all the bad things happening. I
This is me having fun and making some moves to an epic song, can’t make too many moves cos my knees are injured but we got there
I combined the elements of ballet and modern dance to create my video. My grand jetés represent the confidence I have and my graceful movements represent my happiness.
I’m dancing in a dance studio to the song “You’re Gonna Make It” for the XQ Challenge. I used different dancing techniques and combined them for my final product. While using the knowledge of dance I gained as a ballet
Inspired by the song “You’re Gonna Make It.” In this dance, I’m struggling if I can do it or not, I’m fighting with those thoughts in my head telling “you’re not going do it, you can’t make it.” Throughout this
We only have one life on this beautiful planet. No one will ever be like you. Embrace every part of you. You are special and extraordinary, truly one of a kind!!!
My project is inspired by the BLM movement. There’s a punch at the beginning that represents working hard, and I almost fall on my press handstand. That’s a moment of doubt, in hopes I can get help and have people
When looking for yourself and trying to find yourself, you experiment with different things. With this song, I do a hip-hop, lyrical, and jazz and show a teenage girl trying to find herself through dance. Hope you enjoy.
Inspired by the song “You’re Gonna Make It.” This Dance is about not letting all those negative comments and things enter your head. Let them out, and follow your light. Be yourself through your Art.
As a dancer, I am a performer. And these past few months I’ve really missed it. Dance is the way that I express myself, and for a while I forgot what it felt like to dance with other people. But
I started dancing at the age of 7 where I started in hip hop and I was one of the few boys in my dance studio. Whenever someone asked me what I did, I was embarrassed to say that I
With my video I want to say that you don’t have to be a professional in dancing to enjoy it. I’m not a professional to but I really love dancing and its the best thing to do!
“The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” -Toni Cade Bambara
As an aspiring artist during this pandemic I felt like my dream to become a professional dancer was shut down. As an aspiring activist during this
Ever since I was a little girl. I loved to dance. I was never able to take lessons cuz I grew up poor. My family struggled to make ends meet. So I learned from watching dance videos and my sister
My way of interpreting this song was mostly to touch those who felt unsure in thier pursuit of dance like I did I hoped to bring some positivity and give some light into how anyone can make it!
Starting dance late, I always believed I wasn’t good enough. Through this piece I saying that one should just smile and do their best while continuing to learn and improve 🙂
I wanted to do this video in front of this mural created by local artists. I feel most free when I’m dancing just like the birds painted behind me.
In a society where you’re expected to be someone else, it isn’t always easy to be proud of yourself.
You’ve made it this far, but will you make it? You doubt your ability.
Is everybody ready for the commotion that
Get grooving with this original choreography for the Dance and Activism Challenge!
I made this dance to express myself and the way I like to dance, because I’m a self taught dancer it was a bit tricky at first to come up with the cheography but as I kept dancing it became
Hi, my name is Ali and I really love dance. Although, I started late and want to prove that it’s okay to start late. As long as you enjoy it and progressing! 🙂