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Meet the top ranked American B-Girl taking Breaking by storm | Heroes of the Future

August 18, 2019


My name is Connie Kingston. I was born in Guatemala and now I live
in North California, USA I’m 16 years old,
and I practice breakdance, and my dream is to be
a future Olympian. (CONNIE IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S
TOP YOUNG B-GIRLS) (HEROES OF THE FUTURE) (BURLINGTON, NC – UNITED STATES
CONNIE’S HOMETOWN) Connie is a great daughter,
she saw breakdancing on… ..the computer,
I guess it was. Connie’s skills? Pure talent.
One hundred percent natural. It’s like she was born
to do this, you know? Originally, it was started
to take out violence. So a lot of people now use it
as a way to express themselves. To keep themselves motivated
in life, to keep themselves
out of trouble. Dance has saved so many people
from bad things, or took them out
of bad situations. So I think it’s important
because we created it, and it’s important because
it has helped so many people and it’s made
such a big difference in so many people’s lives –
including my own. I look up to a lot of B-girls
who are on YouTube. They really inspire me to… ..keep going – and not just
in breakdancing. You see a lot of guys do it, so you want to see a lot of
girls do it – but to me, when you do see it,
the girls doing it, it inspires me.
It makes you go, “Wow, girls can do this.
It’s not just a guy sport”. Hey, you guys, I hope you
liked my music video and head spins.
Tell me what you thought of it. I wanna see your comments
in the comment section below. I got started…
from watching videos online, on sites like YouTube
or Instagram. And she’s been dancing
ever since. And she started choreographing
her own things pretty soon. I started, like, actually
getting really hard moves down, like spinning on the head
or on my back, and then,
I would show my parents, and they were like… “Stop, you’re gonna
hurt yourself!” I was playing soccer
at the time, so I was doing dancing
and soccer, and it would get in the way. Like, if I had a competition,
I always had a soccer game, so I had to choose –
and I chose dancing, and I started going
to practice every day, and I would be getting better
and better. I met Connie at a small jam
in Charlotte, and she was just this little,
tiny girl spinning on her head, and everyone was like…
“Who is that?” And, you know, everyone
had introduced me to her, and it was just crazy to see
someone… 10 years old… ..spinning on her head… ..almost beating everybody. I think Connie’s progress
from the beginning, all the way to now
is incredible. It’s been amazing, and it’s
just been inspiring to us, and to the scene as a whole,
the whole North Carolina scene, and I hope she inspires
the United States. You know, if you put your mind
into anything, you can do it. So, she has that mindset. She does competitions, and they can be
on the local level, state level or national level. I always get a little
weird feeling. Since I’ve been competing here
for so long, it’s like I’m used to
all the people and stuff. But if I’m in a new area,
like a new state, I get kinda nervous,
because, it’s like… “Oh my gosh,
what moves am I gonna do?” And then, when I finally
go out, it depends on
how confident I feel. Connie vs Sam!
Ready…go! (KAWASAKI, JAPAN, WDSF WORLD
YOUTH BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIP) When I win, I feel happy,
cos it’s like… ..but at the same time,
I’m exhausted. It’s a crazy
feeling, winning, because I’ve been dancing
for so long, it’s, like, finally my
hard work has come to use. Losing, to me,
makes me feel like I know what to do
and what not to do now. So it makes me feel like
get back to training, and work harder. My goals are to travel a lot
and make it to bigger competitions
around the world. I wanna get more well-known. Winning competitions a lot
and performing. You can’t really deny it, if you look her up
on her footage, she’s number 8 in the world,
I guess. She speaks for herself. One of my dreams,
if they do keep doing this and they let US compete,
to be a future Olympian, and then, if they even
have breakdancing in the real Olympics,
it would be a dream to just compete in the actual
Olympic Games. That’d be amazing. (HER TIME IS NOW)

16 Comments

  • Reply james turner February 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Girl do you know what a b boy is

  • Reply Marcia Alves February 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    hi,

  • Reply HD namoo February 9, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Hi friends ?❣️

  • Reply HD namoo February 9, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Amazing ?

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  • Reply Dfuse IDazza DEViiLiiSH February 9, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    imagine being 16 and your parents are knocking on deaths door : P

  • Reply Fernando Castillo February 9, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Pepa

  • Reply radiorakim February 9, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    So breakdance is part of olympics now?

  • Reply New Moon February 9, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Very good!
    Congratulations B-girls!

  • Reply Jade Cummings February 9, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    She's amazing! ??

  • Reply las mejores para evocar el ayer February 9, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Excelente

  • Reply Master Survivor February 10, 2019 at 4:00 am

    A menina se garante

  • Reply jack of all March 15, 2019 at 10:26 am

    i still remember her first vlog on YouTube she was so small

  • Reply MoreAwesomeMetal May 10, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    With all due respect to Breadancers, there is no way that :
    1) Dancesport is in the Olympics when Karate or Squash aren't.
    It would be as ridiculous as if I said: Instead of Athletics and Fencing, we're going to have Tug of War.
    Tug of War is a nice sport, so is Dancesport, I'd love to see them in the Olympics either, but they don't have the same historical weight, nor do their federations and the number of licenced people in it, than athletics and Fencing… They can't outpass them.
    Same thing from Karate or Squash towards Dancesport.

    2) That Breakdance is the only discipline of Dancesport in the Olympics while Salsa, Latinos and acrobatic rock aren't beeing displayed.
    It would be as ridiculous as if I said "Artistic gymnastic, rythmic gymnastic and trampoline are no longer part of the olympic program for Gymnastics, but only Aerobics gymnastics instead.

    Sorry once again, Aerobic gymnastic is a nice part of Gymnastics, but its way behind Artistic Gymnastics in terms of people who actually practice it on a competitive level, and on the number of people watching it.

    Breakdance can be in the Olympics, no problem with that for me, its a sport.
    Dancesport can be ine the Olympics too, no problem with that.
    But not at the cost of other disciplines or sports, supported by federations who actually made strong and costly efforts to gather thousands of members and viewers.
    Where is the reward otherwise?

  • Reply Will Ward August 11, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    As soon as art goes commercial, it loses it's appeal and original meaning.

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