Thursday, 1 June 2017

Dancer Tag: Dennis Kenney #StylewithDen

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It's a new week with a whole new set of probabilities & awesome paths your life can take.
Let's kickit off with great vibes for tomorrow's #FridayFeeling


See the reason that I do these Tags, is to show you that: 
"Anything is possible if you've got enough Nerve." ~JK Rowling. 

Ms. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Ricard Branson, Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Steven Spielberg, Trevor Noah and the list goes on and on. What do they all have in common?

They are YOU!

Yes, they started out just like you, regular, human, with regular families, regular friends, regular skills. But they Dreamed, oh boy did they ever Dream. More importantly, they put in the hard work, the maximum effort & that is truly how they ended up where they are today. You don't need 7 secrets, 20 techniques or an all weekend program to be successful. You need only realize that EVERYONE who ever accomplished anything started exactly where you will start. Once you do, all that anxiety & doubt will disappear, in its place, a beautiful and powerful Magic will start to grow.

The Magic of YOU!

So I beseech you, start to Dream again, start to Believe in You because I already do. I have faith that all of you can & will accomplish incredible and insurmountable feats. Your dream is still there, I promise you it's still there. Reach out and Soar with it.

"Let the world tremble as it senses all that you are about to accomplish"

I came across this amazing dancer's IG (instagram) just the other day & loved the pictures as well as the videos. He was fashionable, talented, inspiring & most importantly, Humble. All the attributes I look for in a person to feature here. He's the kind of influencer I aspire to be someday soon.

Meet Dennis Kenney 
He's a former competitive Hockey Player...he graduated from the prestigious Drama Conservatory Carnegie Mellon University. His career spans Broadway National Tours,Television and Film. He is the founder and creative director of StylewithDen. He combines Fashion, Fitness and Entertainment.
Instagram - @stylewithden
Twitter - Pinterest - @stylewithden

Dancer Tag:

When did you start dancing? 
  • I started dancing at the age of 5 
What are your favorite styles of dance? 
  • I love Jazz and Hip Hop
Michael Bublé Video | Stylewithden | Feelin Good
What are your least favorite styles of dance? 
  • Although it is arguably the most essential form of dance for proper technique...Ballet
Are you a competitive dancer? 
  • I had a long career as a professional Dancer in New York. If you are auditioning regularly, then you are competitive. 
What is one dance flaw that you have that you would change? 
  • I try not to think in terms of flaws because I do not believe in Perfection, but rather encourage the next generation of dancers to embrace their individuality.

What is your favorite dance step? 
  • I love a good grand battement to the head :)
What do you want to improve on? 
  • I am always pushing myself out of my comfort zone in my performances.
What is your favorite dance wear brand? 
  • I love Lululemon


What styles of dance do you currently do? 
  • Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater
Dance Fashion | Bruno Mars Video | Style With Den
What dance studio do you go to? 
  • Too many to list but most every major studio on both coasts.
What is your favorite dance memory? 
  • Clearing the dance floor at a banquet when I was 5 years old to Michael Jacksons Thriller.
What dancer do you look up to? 
  • Paula Abdul inspired me to dance..When I had the opportunity to work with her, it was truly a dream come true.

What style of dance do you find the most difficult? 
  • Partnering...Lifts are deceivingly difficult.




Why do you love dance? 
  • It's who I am, its not something I like to do, its something I MUST do.
StylewithDen I Robin Thicke I I don't like it

Achievements:

Dennis Kenney is an American actor, singer, dancer born in Boston, MA and is bi-racial. He is best known for his work as the Grinch in the New York press tour of Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas![1] He is also the founder of Style with Den.[2]

Read More Here
Quick Fire {choose one}

Barefoot or Dance shoes? 
Tights or no tights?
Classic or modern? 
Antique or brand new clothes?
Books or movies?
Sky dive or bungee jump?


InsPire US

1. What is the best advice you were ever given? 
  • Listen to your instincts..ALWAYS 

2. What has been your biggest achievement so far? 
  • My original thought was to name an accomplishment in my performing career, but it was my time as a teacher and shaping young lives that has by far been the most rewarding. 

I tell my students to "Stop Marking Life"
Fellow dancers know that the term to Mark simply means that you are doing the dance, but not full- out, or to your best ability. I apply that to all facets of life. I encourage to always push outside of your comfort zone and in that moment is where we never miss potential opportunities.

3. Music uplifts our mood, What is your go-to song when you need a pick me up? 
  • Happy from Pharrel Williams 
~Complete the sentence, Happiness is…LOVE 
4. Life can be stressful, what are your top 3 things to unwind? 
  • Cardio, play with my yorkie Mambo, talk to my mom 
What is your favorite inspirational quote? 
5. If there was just One nugget of wisdom you could share, what would that be? 
"For any aspiring dancer, know that rejection is part of the business. Continue to train, be fearless and your time will come." 

Want to read more Tags? Check out the previous ones:
Watch Dennis As the GRINCH

"hahahaha! "what's your address darling, i'll make sure to hit your house first" 😂😂😂!

AWESOME #FriYAY vibes😂

© Enricoh Alfonzo ~ Alfonzo Words
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55 comments:

  1. What a fun interview! I recognize him from one of the Instagram support groups we are in together!

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  2. What an awesome interview, I have to admit I've not heard of him before, but wow what a guy!

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  3. What an interesting interview. I love learning about others through interviews. I'm not sure if I know of him but I'll check him out on Instagram.

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  4. What a lovely young man and he is such a talented dancer. It is clear that he was born to dance. Love your influencer features!

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  5. Loved reading all about you @stylewithden ❤️❤️❤️♥️������ amazing dance moves especially that Bruno mars video�� you're such an inspiration to all #dancers and other #malefashion bloggers out there

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  6. Oh wow, I wish I had a skill like dancing. He seems so in tune with it and that is so awesome!

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  7. What a creative dancer. He really seems to like dancing

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  8. I like his answer that if you are auditioning regularly then you are competing! That is true. Cool that he has done so many things from hockey to modeling.

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  9. He looks familiar! He has great jazz form and it's great that he found what he's passionate about.

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  10. Amazing interview Enricoh, you are so very fortunate to meet awesome people like this and we are just as fortunate to get to read about them and all their incredible talents. Such great advice and motivation from this interview! Great stuff

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  11. That sure is a great interview. It can be hard to accept rejection is part of the business although that's the same with quite a few businesses.

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  12. Wow! I wish I could dance like these guys can. They are really inspiring, thanks for sharing their stories to help us get on the dancefloor.

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  13. It was nice to learn more about Dennis Kenney. What a great and informational interview!

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  14. What fun to see someone so successful in many different venues. Truly an inspiration for those still trying to figure out what to do with their lives.

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  15. This is a very thorough interview - I love it. So much talent and personality.

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  16. It really is true that we all start in the same place. It is easy to look at someone like Oprah or Ellen and think that you can never achieve what they have achieved, but when you stop to realize they were in the same starting place as you, it changes your perspective.

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  17. Indeed, you are so right. It is all inside us, we can succeed everything we wish for because we are all good enough. We just need to realise it and believe it.

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  18. I would never have guessed that he was a hockey player. THat's such a huge difference between where he ended up. But how cool! You find what gives you passion and go for it with everything you have.

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  19. I wish I can dance. I call myself Rhythmless Nat. However, I admire those who can dance

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  20. Fun! I cannot dance. I have no rhythm so I admire anyone who can dance.

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  21. It's so cool that you have influencer features. I think this is a really good idea AND this guy is pretty awesome all the way around.

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  22. A hockey player?? Clearly, I prejudged him. That is a really good interview, good job.

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  23. Great thoughts at the beginning on achieving your dreams and goals. I agree there is no one holding us back except ourselves. We need to dream big in order to reach out potential and grow through hard work.

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  24. My favourite dance memory has to be performing as Tallulah in Calamity Jane. There's something about having dozens of backing dancers and being the only one in heels that always makes you feel like a star!

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  25. Great interview! I had never heard of him before but now I've gotten to learn a bit about him.

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  26. There is no denying the talent of Dennis Kenney. He moves well and I enjoyed watching his videos. You can see how passionate he is about what he does. He also has great taste in fashion and it doesn't hurt that he is good looking too!

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  27. These are fantastic videos. I love to watch people dance. This is a great interview.

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  28. Wow, I wish I had that kind of talent. Good thing he really nurtured it. I love how you did your interview and I enjoyed watching the videos.

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  29. He's talented for sure! Inspiring how he has that constantly pushing himself beyond the comfort zone attitude :)

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  30. What a fun interview! And such an entertaining and informative post. It's a reminder that if we follow our dreams and believe in ourselves we can absolutely achieve our goals. Thanks also for including the videos! :-)

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  31. This was a different type of interview but I liked it. We should always inspire each other.

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  32. he was born to dance, it can be inspire to any one

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  33. That is a great interview.

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  35. Interesting to learn more about this dancer! He sure is talented and dances with passion!

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  36. There's definitely no harm in setting your aims high and looking up to your idols yo aim to achieve similar goals!

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  37. It was interesting to read about him. I love how you take time to look for people to show us more about. He seems like an inspiration!

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  38. That is such a fun interview and love seeing another dancer. I've been one my entire life but had to settle down due to my injury. I miss it so much but I might start a class and take it easy instead of doing it full time. What a great interview and so nice reading about him and all he has achieved.

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  39. Awesome to see this guy going after his passion. And his words of wisdom are spot on...not just for dancing...but in anything you're passionate about.

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  40. This is a very interesting concept. Great interview I didn't know this existed. I love the videos you added

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  41. Fun and interesting interview. Following our dreams is the best reward we can give to ourselves.

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  42. He's talented, and I like this answer: "I try not to think in terms of flaws because I do not believe in Perfection, but rather encourage the next generation of dancers to embrace their individuality."

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  43. He sounds amazing! I love his energy and I enjoyed reading the interview. I don't dance and it's always awesome to watch dancers show off their skills.

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  44. I'm so jealous that Dennis Kenney has met Paula Abdul! I loved her music and dancing when I was a kid. She is still so talented! I also like how Dennis doesn't focus on flaws and doesn't believe in perfection. I think this is great advice not just for dancers, but for everybody. If we stop focusing on perfection, then we won't be so stressed out. Instead, we will embrace our true selves and be happy! Love this interview!!

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  45. Dennis is so adorable! This is the first time I have read about him and he sounds like a great person. His passion for dance is so evident. Loved the interview :)

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  46. I wish I could dance, lol. I was born with absolutely no rhythm! He looks like he has plenty to spare!

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  47. He is such an inspirational person and he dances so well! I really enjoyed reading this interview x

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  48. That's very cool that he got to Dance with Paula Abdul. And I think that the people who are most successful don't look as weaknesses as such. They look at how they can convert those issues into strengths.

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  49. I have never heard about him before but wow, how awesome he is. So inspiring

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  50. He sounds pretty cool! Dancing has always been a lovely craft, it's just amazing how dancers are able to interpret music through body movements.

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  51. This is a lovely interview! He sounds very happy with his work, which is how it should be.

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  52. I think dancing is a true art form that when combined with music makes it magical. Great interview looking forward to seeing more from him!

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  53. I have not seen him. Looks great and he sure has made the most of his talent and used it for good

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  54. I haven't heard about him before, but wow what a guy! Such talent and determination.
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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  55. i am totally going to check him out on instagram!

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