Farmer Focus: Freshman Liberty Briscoe

‘Dance means a lot of different things to me but it mostly just means I can forget everything that’s happening in my life and just be happy.'

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Farmer Focus: Freshman Liberty Briscoe

“Dance is important to me because I was very close to my grandmother so when I lost her, I felt like dance was the only thing I had left of her.

“Dance is important to me because I was very close to my grandmother so when I lost her, I felt like dance was the only thing I had left of her."

Photo by Anna Velazquez

“Dance is important to me because I was very close to my grandmother so when I lost her, I felt like dance was the only thing I had left of her."

Photo by Anna Velazquez

Photo by Anna Velazquez

“Dance is important to me because I was very close to my grandmother so when I lost her, I felt like dance was the only thing I had left of her."

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This week’s Farmer Focus is on freshman Farmerette Liberty Briscoe who has been dancing for 12 years.

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Q: How long have you been dancing and what inspired you to start?

A: “I have been dancing for 12 years. My grandmother inspired me to become a dancer. She was a dancer and when I was little; she would always teach me and we would dance all the time.”

Q: What has been one of your favorite parts of Farmerettes this year?

A: “One of my favorite parts would be the girls on the team but also football season. The bond I have with the girls is different because we all connected very quickly and always [get] along. Performing during halftime at football games was always my favorite.”

Q:  What helps you memorize and remember all your dances?

A: “I think what helps me memorize all my dances is really listening to the music and then going home and practicing [the routines]. Music is really important in dance so I think it’s important to know the music.”

Q: What does dance mean to you?

A: “Dance means a lot of different things to me but it mostly just means I can forget everything that’s happening in my life and just be happy. It’s an opportunity to clear my mind.”

Q: What style of dance is your favorite and why?

A: “I really like jazz because it’s so high energy and it gets your adrenaline going. I believe I’m much stronger in that style compared to other dances.”

Q: Why is dance important to you?

A: “Dance is important to me because I was very close to my grandmother so when I lost her, I felt like dance was the only thing I had left of her. It was always something we shared so I hold it close to my heart.”

Q: How has dance influenced your life?

A: “Dance has really impacted my life and I think that’s because it has a lot of meaning to me. I feel really happy when I’m dancing and no other feeling can compare to it.”

Q: On average how many hours a day do you spend practicing dance?

A: “I train around two to three hours a day and four to five hours on the weekend. I used to dance at Footlights Dance Studio so I still go there to practice.”

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