Jody Watley Live Rehearsal Videos. New to YouTube

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Jody Watley. NEW Video on Youtube.

Each venue and stage is different..and so as an artist you have to not only soundcheck but get the vibe and feel of the stage and venue.  This is from Saturday night in Waukegan IL at the Genesee Theater on the bill with Lisa Lisa and Debbie Gibson.

You can’t just go through the motions and life even in rehearsal..be in the mindset of being the best. Often, especially for up and comers, how you practice is how you perform.

Behind The Scenes. New Post.

The views are up on our Facebook, interesting to see the different facets of social media and how the various platforms engage. We just posted to Youtube, check it out..after our business meeting at Rosero’s. Less than 25 seconds for the time challenged.

The Journey. A Marvelous Experience with Friends.

**The first blog post from my phone** – may have formatting issues.

 

I flew to Orlando again after being there a couple of weeks ago for SuperFreestyle Explosion Concert. This time was a private event at Hard Rock Live. Being with Rosero McCoy, John “Havic” Gregory and Wallace Butts of Avid Music Inc, we reflected on how long we’ve worked together (Rosero and I since 98, Havic since 2005, Wallace and I joke we were friends when Pyramids were built, horse and buggy-you get the picture)  and have been such close friends. This is no easy feat in life.

When you have people in your life where you bring out the best in each other, laugh, and survive the ups and downs – cherish it and hold on to it!

It was a great surprise as well to have my likeness added to the famed The Palm restaurant. Here in Los Angeles it was a longtime family favorite of my son Arie, daughter Lauren and my Mom.

 

 

Jody Watley added to the famous wall at The Palm. Orlando.

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Welcome dinner at The Palm Restaurant, Hard Rock Orlando. Excellent hotel and restaurant.

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Like a fine wine, just gets better with time! – This was another nice surprise, Jody Watley wine.

 

In the moment a moment of gratitude looking up beauiful scenery and weather while having morning coffee. in Orlando at Hard Rock Resort

 

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Spectacular stage.

 

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Green rooms are never green. Backstage.

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With John “Havic” Gregory and Rosero at lunch (photo by Wallace Butts).

– lunch and reflections.

 

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Badass. With Rosero and Havic before we smash the stage.

 

 

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Rosero, Dancers Ricki and Tori from Orlando, Havic at Hard Rock Live

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Life is like a box of chocolates..you never know what to expect.

 

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After party hang with Rosero and Havic – what a great event and trip. Thank you Sammy’s!

 

 

 


Soundchecking – Everything.

 

John “Havic” Gregory pulled this one up at lunch from our Sunset Junction Los Angeles performance. in 2006..my daughter Lauren is also pictured with one of her best friends Suna Haroon. Rosero intense and focused as always. We were also astounded that my daughter has not aged one bit.

 

Jody Watley. DANCER. The Video Experience.

Rosero McCoy and I had been talking about doing a dance video for a while, and I’m happy to say we finally made it happen. As he’s been doing with recent ‘concept’ dance videos (shortened video’s for a new generation) – Rosero made it all come together.

I’ve only used a lot of dancers once in a video (I Want Your Love) and it wasn’t the best experience. It’s such a gift of life to have other opportunities for a different outcome. This was magic. The energy, the kids, the parents there supporting their kids and their passion, the director Q, Nate from Shalamar Reloaded and the variety of dancers in various genres including of course waacking  – everyone who was there made it a special night in celebration of dance, diverse cultures, confidence and going for your dreams. As inspired as I was – when the video is done, it’s my desire that others will be inspired too.

There was a dancer named Dor, fresh from Israel in America to pursue his dreams of being a professional here. I met him by chance while rehearsing with Rosero, and we reeling him in..he was looking lost and had gotten the schedule wrong for a class.

There was also little Jaxton in the video working his first job – at 7, just going for it. It was an inspirational night – they are me and I am them.

Dancing is where I first found a sense of escape and confidence, it was my field of dreams..the music, the creativity.

I believe a dancer lives in all of us – the drive, the passion, the learning of confidence and the feeling you were born to shine no matter what your circumstance, passion or job is. We are all navigating. DANCER.

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Love these two little one! Tati and Tahani. This is our second time working together – I’m in awe of them.  Next generation!! Clock the hoop earrings! Photo via: Michelle McQuay/Instagram (Tati’s Mom)

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DANCER. After wrapping the video. Photo: Michele Soulchild / Instagram

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Dor from Israel and Jody Watley. DANCER. Follow your dreams!

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Nate Allen Smith from Shalamar Reloaded, The Waackers, Jody Watley and Gene Tapia. DANCER.

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Jody Watley. DANCER. Selfie (during month of December use #DonateASelfie) on Instagram meals will be donated #FeedingAmerica

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Jaxton and Jody Watley. DANCER.

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Hip hop, locking..freestyle. “Get In The Music! “Good vibes. DANCER.

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DANCER. The kids getting it in! “Clock this confidence..lose yourself..”

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Rosero McCoy (Rosero Inc) choreographer, dancer, artistic director,  Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. Shalamar Reloaded. We are all have a common bond as dancers. DANCER.

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