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Shaun Evaristo — Movement Lifestyle/American Idol

Some random girl — American Idol

Kaba Modern Legacy

in God we trust
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I have no complaints….

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American Idol, here we come!!!!!

I’m thankful to this man right here for giving me my dream come true, and the rest of these amazing people for making the past few days the BEST thing I could ever ask for.


Director: Marty Kudelka Choreographer: Shaun Evaristo

AJ and Sarah James

Dancers: Dana Wilson and Devon Perri stretching

Dancers: Lyle Beniga, Johnny Erasme, and DMoe

sweaty buttmark….. -_-

Check out rehearsal footage here: MEET TRAVIS GARLAND
Perez Hilton stopped by our rehearsal to interview Travis

It’s funny how one small choice can change the course of your life.. (ahem…butterfly effect).  I was on the fence about auditioning for this due to my huge fear of auditioning.  Without having an agent, I told myself that I’d crash auditions anyway and test my luck.  I was hesitant to audition.. I was terrified during the audition cuz I’ve only been to about 4 in my entire life… but I had to keep in mind that this year IS different… this year, I’m gonna make it!  In the end, I’m glad I did something I knew I was afraid to do–Thank you to Knicole for calling me and telling me about this!  I wouldn’t have known about the audition if I didn’t hear it from you! Take chances… you never know what can happen….


We’ll be performing on AMERICAN IDOL tonight! What the heck?!?!? I .. don’t… really believe it yet…..  To be working with the people involved in this project is pretty unbelievable.  Travis is an amazing artist and is so talented.  To top it off, he’s hellamadd cool and humble and funny.. and he works damn hard.  By watching him, the other dancers, and the directors, I’m trying to soak in as much as I can at rehearsals.  I’m honored to be in the same room to watch how magic is made.  It’s exciting to watch your role models in action and to have the opportunity to learn from them.  I only hope to do my best–to listen, learn, and improve..

I want to thank those who believed in me by making them proud.. I want to thank those who’ve given me this opportunity and who saw something in me, cuz this is what I’ve been waiting for and I don’t want to let people down.  There’s so much excitement and gratitude I want to express that I don’t really know what to do with myself…. I’d freak people out if they could see how I’m really feeling inside.

Thank you Shaun. Thank you AJ.  Thank you Marty. Thank you Travis… Thank you everyone… I really could go on and on about this…. but… maybe I’ll write more after the show tomorrow 🙂

Catch it on TV if you can 😉

When God has a plan, things come together.
–Travis Garland

Thank you, Lord.

old video – Travis’ rendition of Beautiful Nightmare

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

ABDC Season 3 crews announced by Hip Hop International.

Written October 28, 2008

” Regardless of what kind of life we lead.. what kind of career path and occupation we take, people are more often that not afraid of REJECTION. Sometimes, people are trapped by this fear and become so weakened by it that it keeps them from realizing their potential and developing themselves to shine and perform as they should. Sometimes, it keeps people from achieving their dreams… this fear makes them feel foolish… makes them think that their ambitions aren’t worth a lifetime of humiliation and criticism.

I, as a normal human being, have experienced a great amount of rejection in my life. In the past, these experiences have crippled me to the point of being afraid of others… being afraid of opening up to others and voicing my ideas and my true self. Wonder why I get so shy sometimes? That’s the reason. Rejection made me afraid of taking risks. I closed off to others… hid my talents… agreed to stay in the shadows and remain quiet… all in fear of REJECTION.

This is where I can be a witness to the good that DANCE has to offer. Dancers face a lot of rejection in pursuit of their careers. Dancers have to face an audience several times throughout their days, weeks, months, and years.. during classes, during performances, during auditions where dancers expose themselves and give others the opportunity to criticize them and shoot their self esteem down. Dancers are forced to come face to face with that fear of rejection in order to get anywhere. Dancing has changed me and continues to change me through forcing me to face my fears on the daily.

With that said… Essence auditioned for ABDC for the third time. We’ve been rejected twice already, and I would really NOT like to be rejected a third time. Y’kno what I’m sayin? To be very honest, rejection has served me good recently. When in the past, I’ve allowed rejection to push me deeper into a hole, I now take a more positive outlook on it and use it to my advantage. Reject me, and I’ll push harder to prove something. Keep me in the shadows, and you’ll only fuel me to shine brighter than you would ever expect of me. Don’t believe it? Just watch. I don’t stop. I love dancing too much and know that I have more to offer. I’m slowly learning it and slowly owning up to it.



God, I accept rejection… I accept my struggles… because I know it produces perseverance. Perserverance, then hope. Hope, then life. I am ready to face challenges, to be free, and to fight for my dream instead of waiting for it to fall on my lap.

It’s about time.”

So.. we didn’t make ABDC.. again. Hah.  It’s coo.  More things to come fasho… but big upps to the homies who made it!  Big changes for everyone in the show… good ish.

Hmm.. this should be a constant motivation for me.  I’ve been sitting on my butt doing nothing recently.  I’ve forgotten my motivation.  I’ve forgotten to keep it up.  I’ve forgotten to thank God that He’s giving me chances minute by minute to do something pure, good, and productive. 

– Spend time and energy wisely.
–  Always challenge yourself.–Shaun Evaristo
– Take courage.. close your eyes and just step forward when you’re afraid.
– Don’t doubt your potential.–MikeSong 
– Dare to be ugly.–Cheryl 

Thank You for dance.  Thank You for inspiration.  Thank You, God!  

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

So… I’ve lived one of my dreams through dancing with Shaun Evaristo.  Hah… I’m so open about it.. yes, I am.  He’s been someone I’ve looked up to for a long time for starting such a huge change in the dance community while having a reputation of a good director, teacher, and artist.  Being able to work with him was most definitely refreshing.  

Here’s his submission.

Thank you MikeSong for notifying me of this =)

The other girls are amazing and it always inspires me to be in the presence of hard working dancers I’ve never had the chance to work with before.   Thank you Sean for this opportunity to learn from you all!

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

PROVERBS 31:10-31

You don't know me yet... but you will. - BZ



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