Dance Spotlight – Jocelyn Espinoza

Photo by Salvattore Olivares

Jocelyn Espinoza is featured in this edition of Dance Spotlight! She lives in DFW and was nominated by Junior Villarreal.  He said, “I’ve seen the tears, sweat, pain and work she has put in to becoming the dancer she is today and she is always striving to learn more and become a more well rounded dancer!” Check out some fun facts about Jocelyn including her favorite dancers! Want to nominate someone? Contact us!

Where are you from?
I am from Mexico. Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua to be more specific.

Favorite dancers to watch and/or dance with?
I love to watch Johan and Alyssa Ibanez dance.  And I like to dance with Johan, Junior Villarreal and Van Sanders.

Favorite socials/places to dance?
My favorite social is Johan and Alyssa’s social at the Dallas Dance Studio. Another social and place would be the Ft. Worth Pura social at Dance Makers.

Dance Pet Peeve: (Hygiene, No connection, People who teach while dancing, etc)
When the lead talks throughout the entire song and when they feel the need to correct a follow in the middle of the dancer floor instead of enjoying the dance.

Favorite dance moment?
Walking off stage after performing with my team.

Favorite dance genre?
Salsa & latin fusion.

What movie title describes your attitude while dancing? Why?
“Bring it on.” For a long time, I was so terrified to dance specially at a social. It was very intimidating to ask someone to dance and to have people watch me dance. But now that I am learning and have a better understanding of what salsa basics are… I walk into socials with that “bring it!” attitude. I look forward to asking leads out to dance that are in a higher level than I am. I like that push.

Favorite dance video you’d like to share?