Rhythm, a sequence in time repeated, featured in dance: an early moving picture demonstrates the waltz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
She takes a deep breath, looks out into the crowd through light blinded eyes. She takes her stance and the crowd is dead silent. The drums begin to beat and flow through everyone in attendance But that same beat of the drum that inspires all of us to dance does not affect us as much as the outspoken girl, Tori John. She hails from Lyman, Wyoming. Born August 25, 1997.
Through out her relatively rough childhood she has always had dance in her life like a dreamer has always had hope. Not only does she dance but she is also smart and is attending the Wyoming Summer Institute to aid in broadening her horizons for her illustrious future.
Most dancers have a story on how they started off. From singing in a laundromat while their mother cleans clothing to singing during church. Tori’s comes from the inspiration of her sister. Her sister has danced since the age of eight and continued it through high school. This triggered the inspiration for Tori to dance.
“I looked up to my sister, I always wanted to do what my sister did in high school,” recalls Tori. To Tori, her sister was always good at everything she has pursued, from dance to basketball and drill team. This has become in a way a competitive motivator for Tori.
Since her sister’s inspiration Tori has been dancing to catch up to her sister’s example. From drill team to ballet Tori dances to a beat of her own. “Drill team does everything from hip hop to really slow…”
Most people only see dancing as something only done at a party or alone in one’s room but if you asked Tori if she wanted to make dancing a career path for herself she’ll answer with an excited absolutely. With her ecstatic persona and bubbly soul she will confidently pursue her dream that may seem to others a one in a million opportunity. Tori is determined to pursue her dreams and to disprove all of her doubters.
“For dance we run a lot, work on our leaps and our choreography,” remarks Tori. To some these activities are long and strenuous. Most would dead there dreams after a few practices but not Tori. “It’s really easy like cheer,” said Tori. She quickly caught on the training regimen of dance and enjoyed every aspect of it.
“I always wanted to be a back up dancer like with Beyoncé or somebody. That’d be pretty awesome,” Tori utters without shame. She shoots for the stars and sees Hollywood status as her goal. Touring the world performing the activity her sister did well in and continuing her rivalry globally if possible.
Maybe one day in the near future we will see Ms. Tori lighting it up on stage making her sister proud. Gracing the stage with her presence and inspiring us like the drums, dancing on to our own dreams.
Click here to listen to Tori: https://soundcloud.com/#dr-delicious/torri