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Dancing Machines

Get to know two students who love to dance and don’t care who sees... Jose Macias

• Nickname: El Jay • Mathematics Major • Minoring in education, considering a minor in dance. • Hometown: Aurora • Former member of Explosion Dance Crew • Signature style: C-Walk

• Plans to transfer to UIC • Youtube Channel: ElJayWalker • Member of Latin Ethnic Awareness and Muslim Student Alliance • Starting crew, Rebel Lights, with dance partner, Andrew Waldrop. • Plans to always continue dancing no matter what career path he chooses.

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Nickname: Awall Hometown: Aurora First Year major in Zoology Signature style: Popping and Locking • Youtube Channel: GoAwall • Became affiliated with El Jay senior year of High School. • Starting a crew, Rebel Lights, with

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dance partner, Jose Macias. Can be seen practicing moves every Wednesday with Macias. Inspired by “Pumped up Kicks” video Plans to minor in dancing “Dancing inspires me to keep going, it entertain others and I enjoy progress my own growth as a dancer.”

TOP LEFT: Macias and Waldrop perform tandem chest pumping and arm waves. TOP RIGHT: Macias gets some afternnon practice outside of the Alter Ego student lounge.BOTTOM LEFT: Waldrop gets up to a toe stand outside of Follett’s Bookstore. BOTTOM RIGHT: Waldrop peforms popping, animation, and freestyle to create an illusionary style of dance that mimicks that of a robot. All photos by London Summers