Charity: Y’all ready. I always knew that I wanted to start a youth group. Five, six, seven, eight. We dance. Tonight is a culmination of all of their hard work. Girl: Kind of nervous. Charity: What’s up y’all.
Hey. How’re you doing? Woman: I’m good, I’m good.
Charity: Y’all ready for the day? Woman #2: It’s going to be a long day.
Charity: Five weeks y’all, five weeks we’ve been getting ready for this it’s a pretty big deal. My name is charity Holloway. Shake my beauty introduced you to Charity and her plus size dance group, 4 Thirty-two. Charity: Y’all ready. Just do it. They were told they were too fat to dance. Charity: Self confidence and self love is a journey. But they have proved everyone wrong. Now they’re training the next generation of young dancers to expand their legacy.
Charity: I’m ready for the day. For the last five weeks, Charity and team at 4 Thirty-two. have been working intensely with the brand new group of dancers. Charity: When I first started 4 Thirty-Two I knew that outreach to children will be very important part of this mission. It started about five to six weeks ago. And the girls come in about once a week and they learn choreography, they practice for about two hours and we dance, which is the best part of it all. So tonight is kind of like the culmination of all of their hard work over the past five weeks. Spread out, spread out, spread out. Tonight, Charity’s youth dance group will perform for the very first time. Charity: I’m just so excited
to see what they do tonight for their final performance.
Y’all think they’re ready? Woman #2: I think the older girls are a little bit nervous, nervous than the little girls. Charity: It might be good to do some exercises with them today. Just something fun to kind of get them out of their shell. If you’re ready for today let me hear you say, yeah. Girls: Yeah.
Charity: That was so lame. If you’re ready for today, let me hear you say Yeah. Girls: Yeah. Charity: Y’all have been working hard. Y’all learned three dances in just five weeks, so you guys should be really proud of yourselves. You all ready? The dancers have just one more practice to get their moves right before their big performance. Charity: We want to go through a few exercises to kind of help you guys come out of your shell a little bit, hopefully. All of you all just get in one long line facing the mirror. We have 11 girls that are participating this year; five older girls and six younger girls and they’ve just been so adorable. Where are you going? I’ll go with you. Don’t be shy. It’s okay. As a child, I had a lot
of self confidence issues. It really stemmed from being a plus size, from being overweight, from being teased by my peers. That is just one of the many things that kids go through nowadays. When I say an emotion, I want you guys to portray that emotion on your face. They started out being very shy and reserved. just seeing them come out of their shell like. Be mad. Kind of like they’re blossoming into a little flowers. Charity: That was .. one of the young girls in particular her name is Tamiah, and her mom sent me a message saying, “hey, Tamiah came home so excited today. She really lost her confidence and she really lost her joy from dancing.” Tamiah: At my school there are people that make like little comments about me and what I look like, but I feel like being at this camp is made me feel much better. Charity: Oh oh, okay.
Tamiah: Charity is really nice. When I first came here, I was like, I hope she’s not one of those like mean teachers, but she’s actually really nice. Charity: How would you describe your personality? What would you say that you are? You … Five, six, seven, eight and pose. Tamiah: I feel like dance is kind of a way to break out of your shell you know? I want to join 4 Thirty-Two when I get older. Charity: Morgan. Morgan: I’ve been waiting for this
one, turn it up. Charity: Yeah sassy. Morgan’s ready. Your baby is definitely ready. She’s like out little, she’s a natural born performer. She’s like the little superstar. Charity: Oh Charlsten. Okay Morgan: I’m excited about showing the audience what I can do. And that no matter what size you are, you can do what you put your mind to. Charity: Sassy. Six, seven, eight and pose. It’s going to be chaotic behind stage because you’re going to have a lot of dancers. here’s going to be clothes everywhere. We have to be really focused today. Okay. That was good. With their last practice finished, the dancers head over to the performance auditorium. Woman #3: Since we’re not walking as far should we hold up so we can stay with the group.
Charity: You can walk a little slower, we’ll take in one …
With just one hour until the final performance Charity is going through the routines one last time with the dancers.
Charity: So everybody starts back, right. Girl #2: I was trying to listen to you Aunt Charity sir. Charity: Five, six, seven I don’t think you’re ready for this Shelley, I don’t think you’re ready for this Shelley. And the nerves are building for some of the younger members. Woman: Now we go after this. Charity: Okay, guys, listen up really quick. So y’all ready? Y’all look cute. Remember what we talked about today. Go out there and have on your faces, and just use your personality and just have fun y’all. It’s finally time for the group to show the audience what they’re made of. Charity: I’m beautiful.
Girls: I’m beautiful. Charity: I’m strong.
Girls: I’m strong. Charity: I’m confident.
Girls: I’m confident. Charity: And I can do …
Girls: And I can do … Charity: Anything
Girls: Anything Charity: I want to do.
Girls: I want to do. Charity: I can be
Girls: I can be Charity: Whoever
Girls: Whoever Charity: I want to be.
Girls: I want to be. Charity: Period.
Girls: Period. Charity: To all the young girls out there who may be experiencing some issues with their body image, I would say you’re beautiful. Self confidence and self love is a journey. Maybe that thing that you feel is so weird about you is awesome. Congratulations give yourselves a hand. Hermyilei: I was nervous but then I don’t know why but the nervousness just went away. Charity: Can I get a group hug?
Come here. Starting a youth group has been a dream of mine for so long so to see it finally come to fruition, It’s amazing to me. Love life, live and have fun. Love yourself you know.
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