Series

Family Dance Competitions

Intensity and sexy and you're 8 years old!
Show transcript
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Hey guys, I'm Laura.
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When I first moved to this country from Venezuela with my mom
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I lived with my aunt, her husband and my cousin Danette.
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Danette shared everything with me because we were both kind
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of the same age.
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I was like two years older than her.
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But as much as she shared, we also fought a lot about anything
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and everything.
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Why?
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I don't know, I, I kind of like fighting a little bit.
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I don't know why.
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As much as we fought nothing brought us together like a good
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old show for the family.
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Each and every time there was a party, me and Danette would
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go to her room and we would like choreograph the whole thing
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She would sing several songs.
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I would dance to several songs.
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One of her favorite songs was Hero by Mariah Carey.
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I would dance and lip sync to Christina Guile's Jeanie and
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Ava Know your girl.
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And it was always like, there was like a lo key competition
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between us, but it was like a healthy competition.
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And then as the night grew darker, there was one song that both
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of us had to prove who had what it took to win it all.
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This was the song move yourself like, yeah, she sang, yeah
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I danced.
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But this song was it.
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And that song was by Shakira.
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Whenever they put that song, me and Annette would go crazy
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That was the song for you to be like, OK, this is it, this is the
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last song of the night.
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And on top of that, that song is intense as hell.
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And it was like, who is it?
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Who's the best dancer who has what it takes?
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Who's gonna step up to the plate and show the whole family that
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you are?
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It.
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I don't know if y'all heard that song but it was like, and her
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would look at each other because the song gets more intense
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So as we're dancing and like, see who's the best, like we're
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also trying to be sexy at the same time.
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So it's intensity and sexy and you're eight years old and you're
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11 years old and you're trying to be sexy and intense at the
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same time.
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And I'm sure it was a little uncomfortable for our family for
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you know, their little girls trying to be sexy, but they never
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said anything.
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So we had to be even sexier.
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No one is stopping us.
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Let me tell you something.
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We were not quitters.
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That song is like six minutes long.
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We'd be like at the end like you see our little veins popping
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from like our little selves at the end of the night, no one really
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won because our family is not gonna say who wins.
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We're both two little girls obviously.
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But you know, your girl won every once in a while.
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My cousin Danette won every once in a while too.
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Like we'd be like, yeah, it was good tonight.
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You're good.
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It's like, yeah, you too.
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It's like low key.
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Each of us.
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I'm sure we're like, obviously it was me.
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Do you agree, Danette?
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Did you guys perform for family gatherings and compete against
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each other with your cousins?
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If so what songs did you sing?
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What songs did you dance to?
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Who won?
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Who was the best?
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What were the songs as we know?
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I will read all of this till then.
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You know what I to this day, I don't know what she says.
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I'm gonna look up the lyrics right now.