Good morning everyone!
Before I start my day, I wanted to remind my new and old readers of two things: I wrote a book and I’m currently writing a second, better, and original book with fresh new content. That’s right, I’m in the process of working on an original in depth collection of witty material. All the hilarious truth life experiences and hundreds of dates I’ve gone on are all being detailed in my new book. It’s juicy!
Not only is the book filled with dating stories and random musings, it also is even more in depth glimpses at some of the defining moments in my life. It’s the material that I’d love to blog about, but some of the stories are well over 1500 words. So stay on the look out for the new book, it’s filled with material that nobody else has ever seen or heard me talk about (except for my parents and brother.) But seriously, it’s a lot of funny stories and my sassy opinions that I think you guys will love.
While I’m working on that (around 100 pages done so far) I wanted to remind you guys that I do have a book out there. ThinkSoul25: Thoughts of the Urban Nomad is a book that’s available on Amazon and was published with Createspace.com. A lot of the material is from my early days of blogging, but it’s still a good read and people have told me they enjoyed it.
So, if you have 8bucks to spare and want to dive into my early days of writing, then feel free to pick up a copy. If not, I so understand. However, this new book is completely original. I’ve been fighting myself not to put the stories onto my blog, they are hilarious! I think I’m going to actually attempt to get this one picked up by a publisher, but if that doesn’t work, then I’ll self publish and promote the hell out of it. Promoting is always a daunting task, but this next book will be worth it.
Any who, just wanted to put that information out there. You won’t be hurting my feelings if you don’t buy it, its not that big of a deal. But it would be nice to know my writing is in the hands of some wonderful readers and fellow bloggers out there, so check it out!!!
From dancing beside Rihanna, gracing the floor with Beyonce, working alongside Chris Brown and sharing laughs, Jamile McGee has danced with top names in the entertainment industry. Following his days on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance?” season one, as third place finalist Jamile has had a successful career as a dancer and choreographer.
Jamile’s love for dance has been alive since a very young age. At the age of four Jamile was always dancing around the house, mimicking the famous dance moves of Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Fred Astaire. The dance moves weren’t just a fun child hood pastime but an imprint on his soul that laid down the foundation for his destiny. But sadly at the age of nine Jamile was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and told that he was going to never walk again or live out his dream as a dancer. Unbeknownst to the doctors, it was Jamile’s destiny to dance around the world and fate had a different plan for his life. He was miraculously healed and decided to devote his life to dance.
His love for dance was molded at Wright State University, where he studied ballet, modern, lyrical, and jazz. His versatile background in dance can be attributed to his success on “So You Think You Can Dance?” a show in which dancers are taken outside of their comfort zone and every week learn new dance routines. With such an extensive background in all styles of dance, including some salsa, and years of mimicking Fred Astaire, Jamile was well prepared for any challenge that was thrown his way. During that time, his ability to dance any style was tested and proven on the highly rated national Fox TV show. He amazed the crowd with his spirited come back every week with highly energized, outstanding freestyle solos.
The show may have put Jamile in the public eye, but it didn’t define him as a dancer. Jamile McGee taught his first master class at the age of 16 at the Peabody Conservatory for Dance and since then has had a passion for spreading his love of dance to the world. Now at the age of 26, Jamile has danced into to hearts of those throughout the US and abroad. While on tour with Wayne Brady last year, Jamile had the chance to travel the world and had exposure to culture and the arts abroad.
His love for African music, house, indie dance styles, foreign fashion, and different cuisines were cultivated while jet setting from the edges of the Australian outback, to Amsterdam, South Africa, London, New Zealand, Greece, and Malaysia. Being on tour gave him the opportunity to network with legends in the entertainment industry and birthed in him an intense dedication to becoming the best dancer and choreographer.
Recently Jamile had the pleasure of choreographing for Will Ferrell’s “Funny or Die” video featuring Wayne Brady, Mike Tyson, and Bobby Brown. The video was a viral success and quickly became one of the most circulated videos on the web in 2010. When asked about working on the video and the experience, Jamile said “As a choreographer on this job, I had to watch Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step I Take” music video over and over again to prepare my mind for shoot day. I wanted to be prepared mentally to teach the steps to the guys. Overall the job went viral and it was a huge hit! It is one of the biggest video’s on the internet and still is. It was cool seeing my face on Larry King Live. It was such an honor to work with entertainment legends and the boxing champion Mike Tyson, it was a rewarding experience”
Working with Mike Tyson and Bobby Brown was a big moment in Jamile’s career, but his love for dance has given him the opportunity to work with other popular artists. In the past Jamile has worked with entertainment superstars such as Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj, and many more. His love for dance has reached a huge fan base and has opened up doors for him to work with the dance industry’s biggest choreographers such as Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Shane Sparks, Lavelle Smith Jr., and Laurie Ann Gibson.
Jamile has choreographed routines for numerous shows and competitions across the nation, but now he has left Los Angeles returned back to his hometown of Maryland to spread his love for dance and build a dance haven for those throughout the Greater Washington DC Metro. The DMV, which stands for the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region, welcomes back Jamile McGee into their hearts. A week before moving back Jamile was honored to perform at the United States Air Force Band “Guest Artist Series” and was anxious to return back to the region responsible for his success.Jamile McGee and his wife Angie, who are now back in the DMV area to stay, are looking to open up their own dance and choreography studio. Along with looking for qualified dancers to start a dance company, Jamile McGee hopes to spread his love for dance throughout the region and give back to the community a love for dance.
He presently is teaching a Joy and Motion to develop a following. He will also be teaching master classes and workshops at a studio to be announced soon within the month of April. For more information contact him on Facebook or his blog to attend classes and for him to teach workshops at your college, studio, facility, or for special events and performances. The DMV welcomes back Jamile McGee and is honored to claim one of the nations talented dancers and choreographers. Welcome home Jamile McGee!
Jamile McGee Teaching in the DMV
Be sure to pass this along to all those in the DMV dance community!
To all who are interested in bboying, popping, and advanced hip-hop Be Sure to go to Jamile McGee’s class tomorrow. He is Teaching tomorrow at at Joy of Motion Dance Center Atlas Performing Arts. Intermediate /Advanced Hip Hop 11:30am-1:00 1333 H Street Northeast, Washington D.C 3/27/11 Come get down and sweat!!!
Other Days Teaching at Joy of Motion:
Tuesday- 6:30-7:30pm- Beg Hip Hop- Bethesda
Tuesday- 7:30-9pm- Low Intermediate Hip Hop- Bethesda
Sunday- 11:30am-1pm- Inter/Advanced Hip Hop- Atlas
Stay tuned for dance workshops and look for Jamile McGee in the new movie Lemonade Mouth Coming out April 15th in theatre’s across the nation
As a writer I have exposed my readers to my random side, my taste for music, my raw opinions on dating and relationships, and my savvy editorial content. I’ve received a great deal of positive response regarding my written material, yet I’m still faced with other impending issues and concerns.
Writer’s have the ability to change a life with a nicely constructed sentence or an entire essay. Even taking the time to switch out a word for another choice from the Thesaurus can make or break the message. Words are meant to make a statement and I know that first hand from the feedback I’ve received regarding my writing style. I may not be a scholar or an award winning journalist, but I am a young black woman with a heart for the world and a laptop with keys waiting for my fingerprints. Ever since I was young I always had a passion for writing papers in school, especially researching a topic in depth and conducting an analysis.
It’s hard to obtain knowledge in life without in depth research.Without those dedicated to writing about their findings, how will the world be aware of the issues? I’m not going to sit here and rant about saving the whales, feed the homeless, and judge those who don’t devote five days out of the week to a world cause. I myself know all to well how busy life can be and wished I had enough time in the day to complete my school work, blog, and commit to a world cause. Yet when I look back at the statement I just wrote, the word “blog” stands out in my mind. I may not be able to volunteer at homeless shelters on a daily basis or send money to children in other countries because I’m a struggling student and I don’t get paid for my writing as of yet, but I realize that I can still touch the world with my blog.
We live in such a vibrant technological society that has the power to connect the world through a computer screen, video games, television, and even smartphones. For those of us who can’t afford to travel around the world and even take trips to different states within our own nation, we do have the power to promote causes through technology. Every aspect of our lives and even those living in undeveloped countries,are subject to either minor or major communication through the usage of a technological invention.
As a writer and a human in this global village called Earth, I have a responsibility to shed light on the world’s issues. If one blogger, one author, one musician, one painter, one scientist, one politician, and one teacher used their talent to spread a cause, the world would be able to hold on and have hope for the sun to shine. If we all work together, especially those of us who may not have access to thousands of dollars to provide aid relief, we can use the power of our words and talents to promote causes in hopes of reaching someone with the necessary means to make a difference on a larger scale.
People have always told me that I have a heart for the world but as I writer I’ve taken that badge for granite. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing about popular culture and I enjoy ranting about my frustrations and revelations involving relationships, but there is more to my voice as a writer. I’ve written some excellent 8-10 page papers for school on serious topics impacting the world, but I haven’t showcased this talent via my blog. I’m more then just a savvy and sassy writer that posts great music and funny stories. I have a heart for the world and I haven’t been fulfilling my duty as an active writer.
The world we live in is filled with lots of good and unthinkable amount of bad. Selfish political agenda’s often disenfranchise the common civilians and an addiction to wealth leaves those in need wandering in the streets. What if we decided to make different decisions in life? What if instead of spending millions of dollars on weapons and defense, we discovered new ways to make fresh water available to all. What if we cut back on the monthly expenses for weave upkeep and sent money to causes in our nation and abroad. What if instead of killing each other in our black communities we became a united front and gentrified our own communities. What if instead of starting wars in the streets of America and abroad, we started healing the world and setting aside our self seeking agenda’s. What if one writer decided to devote a post a day to a world cause? What if that one writer banded together with writers across the nation and united they stood in making the world a better place…one blog at a time.
To all my fellow bloggers, use your voice to spread a cause, and change the world one blog post at a time. Join BloggersUnite to start making a difference today.
It was one of the first real snowy days here in Denver( not the mountains) where the snow actually stuck and didn’t melt an hour later. I had been out in the snow all day running errands, and when I came home I decided to do a quick video blurb. Check it out! More concentrated topic vlog later on.