Workshop Cierra “Cici” Tagura and I did at our Alma Mater, James Campbell High School.
These kids were amazing! Every single one of them bursting with potential! Felt really good to hit up the old Saber stomping grounds.
Cici was lucky enough to be on one of the dance groups when she was in high school. Back in my day (ugh I sound old) we only had the Drill Team. I’m glad that they’re taking advantage of these programs and clubs because I know I would’ve if it existed. :)
Dress rehearsal from our last concert “Realm of Fate: Heroes vs. Villains”. First stage collab piece done by me and Cierra. So blessed to be surrounded with such great talent. Thank you to everyone that made this possible ^_^
Piece Title: The Wicked Witch
Choreography by: Cierra “Cici” Tagura & Allen Pascual
Concept: The Wicked Witch has been classically portrayed as the villain. Only recently we’ve been able to see her beginnings and the truth behind the wickedness. She’s alone and lonely and no one understands her. Frustration gets to her and she knows her vulnerability isn’t something that she should allow to be a weakness.
Dances with meaning… behind the meaning… my favorite!
Choreography by: Cierra Cici Tagura
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Week One: We did Beyonce’s Schoolin’ Life
Week Two: We went with Lil Wayne’s Drop the World
Week Three: Throwin’ Nicki Minaj’s I’m the Best
Tuesdays at Hypersquad are… irreplaceable. I could be having the worst day at work, but once I get into my car and start heading to the studio, something comes over me where I know that once I see our class at 7pm, nothing else matters. Working with Cierra is also something different. I thank God everyday for that woman.
If you’re reading/watching this and you took this class, thank you for your patience and BRAIN CAPACITY to get 11 eight counts all in one class session. BRUTAL! but you did it! :)
With that said and done… If you already got the dance bug and you want to come and try out something new, come to Hypersquad Dance Company on Tuesdays at 7pm. As a matter of fact, just come the WHOLE WEEK. We have a plethora of styles that you might love. :)
Song: I’m the Best
Artist: Nicki Minaj
Choreography by: Cierra “Cici” Tagura and Me :)
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Today was rather a hard day to deal with emotionally and all I wanted to do was dance. I thought I was the only that needed this venting, but apparently there was a good amount of people at the studio that wanted the same thing I did. We all just wanted to forget about the bad times and have fun.
These people are nothing short of a miracle for me and Cierra. I’m not even sure they realize how much they mean to us. We can teach as many pieces as we want to and just throw choreo in their faces but it’s when we see them perform it the way that we imagined… that’s when it turns from just dancing to a work of art.
Thank you to everyone that came to our rendition of “Welcome Back”… Kicked in a lot of fun as well as sass to offset our own personal troubles.
Again, you guys really don’t know how much you all mean to us. Seriously. :) Love you guys!
Krystal Meraz & Cierra “Cici” Tagura
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… That’s how long I was away from Hawai’i. Away from so many things, family, friends, my dog, my plants… And I can’t leave out… My dance studio, HyperSquad.
Got back into the grind yesterday and that was challenging to get off the plane and pick up where I left off last week. But it was fun :)
Tonight though… Tuesday nights are my release from everything. It’s been my safe haven for months now and with Cierra teaching by my side, I pretty much know that nothing will go wrong. The piece that we’re working on for our concert on July 23, “Realm of Fate”, is going to be my first full performance piece with her and it’s nothing short of amazing so far. I appreciate our class so much that I just want to hug each and every one of them sweaty mofos! Thanks and kudos to all of them for putting the time and effort. I’ve seen so many of them grow, some more comfortable than others, but growing none the less. Over time, the expressions and attention to detail have been increasing to a point where its becoming second nature. And as more people come to the studio to witness, they are intrigued to sign up and see where our class will take them.
Our class roster has been growing since concert mode kicked in (I’m pretty sure its because of Cierra hehe) but we’re going up to a good solid number and this has been the most I’ve ever seen so far. “We must be doing SOMETHING right”, I told to Cierra today… And she calmly replied with “Amen :)”.
Let’s keep moving forward and don’t let anyone, no matter who, stop you fron your goals. We have faith in you, all you beed is to have faith in you too. ;)
Instead of being Inspired, Be the Inspiration.