Coached into passion? Think not. Technique can be coached, but passion cannot be feigned—neither can the joy and exuberance passion brings. Watch these kids closely. They are absorbed in what they are doing. They are not just moving through the steps, they are connected to each other and the energy moving through their bodies. They are present and alive. moving past the steps to the soul of the dance.
Beverly Devers, at age 7, was the 2013 World Latin Dance Cup champion, and Kevin Tellez, at age 8, took first place at the World Latin Dance Cup in 2012. Needless to say, they create through both a musical and bodily kinesthetic intelligence. Beverly explains, “my heart is happy when I dance.”
Both Beverly and Kevin can be reached through their individual Facebook pages.