1)Tell us briefly who you are and what you do for those that are not familiar with you?
• I am Rudolph Davis born on Anguilla October 10th 1979, raised in St. Maarten few weeks after I was born. For those who are not familiar with me I try to encourage them into the world of Arts in Dance education.
2)There are so many dancers on the island of St.Maarten what makes you stand out from the rest?
• What makes me stand out is what I do differently to them, I teach African dance/afro Caribbean dance as the only dance instructor person on the Island that makes me stand out.
3)What 3 words best describe you as a person?
• I’m Very Friendly
• I’m Very Kind
• And I’m Very Charming
4)Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
• In the next five years I see myself having my own Dance School on the Island, introducing the young generation to the dance form and dance education.
5)If you had the chance to dance in one music video who would it be for and why?
• It would be for Janet Jackson.
• From a young teenager growing up, I’ve always been fascinated by the way she moves, her attitude towards dance gives me so much inspirational. Her facial expressions, her moves the way she moves is unwatchable.
6)Is it easy being a guy living on st maarten who choose to be a dancer?
• In the beginning it was hard, when I was about 18 years old my mother didn’t like the idea I was dancing, but I never give up on it and still would sneak out and go and as time pass it became something she liked and people really looked up to me as a great dancer although there were those who think negative of it. It was a hard choice but I’m very much happy that I am still a dancer/dance instructor.
7)What do you do when your free from working?
• When I am free from work, I love going to the movies
• I love going to the beach
• Love being home surfing the net, especially youtube watching dance videos etc.
• Hiking is one of my favorite thing
• Love being at home alone at times watching dvd’s in bed in peace (lol)
• Spending time with my family
8)Whats one thing you just cant leave home without?
• I cannot leave without my Blackberry
9)Whats your 4 fashion tips you would like to share with our many readers?
• 1. Fit is King – The most dramatic improvement you can make in your style is to make sure everything fits impeccably. Most guys wear clothes that are too large. Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body – without being tight. Bad fit is an epidemic, cure yourself.
• 2. Keep it simple – You want a wardrobe that looks great on you, but don’t overdo it. Don’t wear more than three pieces of jewelry or more than three colors. Don’t dress like a rock star unless you’re in a band. If you want to be flashy, a simpler but stylish look would be sporting a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, a dark pair of jeans, a dressy belt, and your sharpest dress shoes. You could also add a flashy watch or a simple accessory like an interesting necklace, but nothing more.
• 3. Change the way you see casual – casual doesn’t have to be boring. Have fun with collared shirts, or take some inspiration from those who approach casual a bit differently.
• 4. Pay attention to your supporting pieces - Some sweaters are lean and others are big and chunky. The first rule of thumb is that your top and bottom halves need to match. If you’re wearing a big, chunky, rugged fisherman knit sweater, your bottom needs to be rugged, too. Don’t wear a fisherman’s sweater with a beautiful silk-and-wool suit pant. Instead, wear it with something as casual as cargos or jeans, or dress it up with a Harris tweed blazer.
10)What kind of music really gets you in the mood?
• Music that gets me into a deep mood is, classical music, soca, African rhythms, R&B etc.
11)which other dancers on the island you admire and why?
• From a young boy I’ve been going to visit The Motiance dance School with my loving cousin Christian Lloyd. Going there every day and watching many beautiful dancers made me extremely happy. But there was just one of them that my eyes would get hooked on. Nicole Deweever. She became my favorite dancer and at that time I was only 10 years old and we became very clost friends. She talked to me about dancing, she would show me some basics steps and then I would show her what she taught me. And as time passed by we never lost connections with each other up to this day, and now she’s very famous in the world of Dance.
12)What advice do you have for anyone wishing to become a dancer?
My advice for anyone who wants to become a dancer, never listen to people who talk negative, follow your mind, heart and soul. Prove them wrong; show them how far and what you can become as a dancer. Dancing is a way of life.
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