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Author: Alicia The Dance Dragon Slayer
Alicia the Dance Dragon Slayer began her life as Alicia Langlais. She is the creator of Diaspora Dance, an all-levels Caribbean Vibes meets Afro-Pop dance party class. In addition to her work as a Bay Area dancer, instructor, and middle school dance educator, she is also a dance inspiration coach. Alicia has earned a Master of Education in School Counseling and and a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology. Her MA degree concentration in creative expression with studies and research focused on dance therapy allows Alicia to meld her dance training, personal experience with dance trauma, and mental wellness backgrounds to help students slay dance-related insecurities or trauma, which she calls "Dance Dragons." Her dance experiences are founded in the ideology that every body is a beautiful dancing body, and if internal Dance Dragons make dancers feel otherwise, Alicia’s positivity and guidance will assure that they are SLAYED!