In this episode, we sit down with our sibling, Jordan Banares who returned on leave for the holidays. Jordan has been dancing for nearly 14 years and took a break to serve our country and enlist in the United States Navy. Jordan began his dance career with Pasacat, a prominent Filipino Folk dance group based out of San Diego and blossomed into a dancer celebrated by his peers in the community. Jordan’s dance career quickly propelled him from dancer to Artistic Director to RYPE, an adult competition team and RAW, a junior competition team from The BOX Dance Studio. Later, Jordan joined adult competition team 220 (Second to None). We talk about Filipino Pride, dancing with a high school team, bossy sisters, and embracing humility.
In this episode, we explore:
03:01 Filipino Folk Dancing with Pasacat
05:32 Perseverance and embracing humility
07:32 Filipino Pride and acknowledging our heritage
09:24 Pasacat and the stories behind Filipino Folk dance
10:55 Jordan finds love at Pasacat
14:43 Kinections & Kruciaal Element
18:09 “Experionce” the new French word for Experience
18:36 From dancing proper to dancing with no boundaries
20:21 Shout out to Erik Molina and learning how to be well rounded performers
19:38 Recognizing your passion for dance and finding your confidence
25:30 Mamba Mentality
29:04 Another opportunity to learn humility
27:29 Dancing with 220
30:19 The complexity of dance auditions & an opportunity for growth
32:02 Emotions and Mindset of a dancer: an inner conflict
31:19 Continuing the 220 legacy; the Banares brothers
34:46 Why are you so annoying?
37:01 BOX Barber Bros for the win!
37:00 Will there be a return of the Banares Brothers?
40:16 A younger brother’s journey inspired by Jordan
42:16 What’s good in the dance community?
44:20 Closing remarks
This episode’s guest(s):
Music by Sam Stan - Das Boo - https://thmatc.co/?l=997FC418
Music by SkeetOnTheBeat - Late Night - https://thmatc.co/?l=E76B5749
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