Spotlight: She Got Moves
When did you start She Got Love, and why? What's the significance behind the name?
I started She Got Love in 2021 to guide women in their self-love journey. My dance classes, self-love workshops and events are curated to facilitate the process of radical self-love.
Originally, I considered the name "Chan Got Love" to coincide with my instagram handle @changotmoves. However, I wanted women to read the name and feel like they could relate, especially women of color. That's when She Got Love was born.
How did you adapt to COVID-19 social distancing and lockdowns?
She Got Love was actually created during the lockdown. I noticed a common theme of depression, anxiety and fear within society more intensely than ever. My goal was to create a safe space for women to self reflect and move their bodies to heal and adopt a new life intention of self love.
Having virtual classes was a great way to connect but still be safe. To maintain a sense of community, I implement ice breakers or some kind of activity to get folks engaged before we start dancing.
How has technology supported you?
It was tough in the beginning. I was dependent on several platforms that weren't a good fit for dance classes. It was difficult mirroring movement for clients and the time lapse in music versus movement made it hard to stay on beat. Since discovering Versai my virtual class quality has improved so much.
Now everything is in one place. My clients, classes and payment form all coincide together! Being able to stick with this platform even though most of my classes are in person now has been super helpful!
How do you find your tribe of clients locally in ATL?
Running ads has helped find clients. I also take classes, network with other dancer lovers and generally talk about my business with new people. This is something I'm actively working to improve upon!
What are your favorite dance styles, and what makes them special to you?
My favorite dance style is Hip Hop! I trained in the style for 9 years, now it feels like home to me! I've also grown adoration for Afrobeats and Dancehall over the years. Learning these styles has provided more freedom in my movement expression and dance vocabulary.
What has been the proudest moment in your teaching journey?
My most proud moment as a professional teaching artist was being hired to teach at a dance convention of over 100 clients in Nashville, Tennessee. Being able to teach on stage to a group of eager dancers was so fulfilling!
A close second was when one of my solo dancers won first place at a Monsters of Hip Hop Competition!!