Last year this video did the rounds on the internet, you may have seen it before, if you haven’t then you are in for a treat.
I absolutely loved it at the time and now I love it all the more and this is why. I just found the facebook page for Marquese Scott and there are lots of similar vids, many of them low budget jobs from a couple of years ago but also a great interview with him which just says lots about how to get good at anything.
So what kept you dancing?
“Just the passion. Like the love for it that I felt when I was out there dancing. Like most people they would dance and if it doesn’t pick up for them in like a couple of years they will loose interest because they are not gaining fruits from it you know, but I loved ir so much that I just stuck with it. It’s like forget what everybody has to say you know you just got to follow your dreams and it’s gonna happen one day you know”
So Marqueez do you have anything to say to future dancers right now? anyone who really looks up to you?
“I would have to say like I have been doing this for 18 years cos I was 12 years old, and it’s not going to come overnight you have to stick with it. So what I would say to everybody is if you love it and its a passion, no matter what it is, it could be dance, it could be art. it could be music, whatever it is just stick with it and if you do it long enough and you get good at it success will come, you know what I am saying? so just stick with it….dedication, that’s what I have to tell you guys.”
here’s the interview
and one more bit of dance
The message to me is do it for the passion, do it lots and keep doing it, do it for the love of doing it. That is the only thing that will keep you going for the years it takes to get really good at anything. Most people who get good at most things get little recognition or financial payback for it anyway so don’t hope for or expect those things, if you genuinely love what you do that is reward enough.