09 Apr Jordan Bailey, Calgary
My story with UNITY started in 2011. UNITY not only encouraged me to embrace my love of dance but provided me with necessary tools to sharpen my skills. I teach workshops at my former high school and sometimes at Calgary’s first hip hop dance studio called Pulse Studios.
I visit schools to share UNITY Charity’s message with youth in my community. With the help of UNITY, young men and women can begin to develop skills that will help them to find their passions and shape their futures. My art form is Popping, Locking, Breaking, and Hip Hop freestyle. My inspirations from these styles came from the staff of UNITY’s and world renowned Jabbawockeez.
I give back to my community by helping kids find a warm studio to dance to practice and learn in, so I tell them and everyone that loves dancing to come to Pulse Studios. I mentor the youth by showing them how dance helped me to cope with troubled times in my childhood, and it helped others to recognize my positive attributes.
The UNITY program is important because it builds on concepts that many of today’s youth already possess; for example the difference between right and wrong is an important stepping stone for success in their bright future.