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Today’s Spotlight is, Erica Nicole, known also as @erica_nicole_0924 on Instagram. Erica is also our guest on the 13th episode of the Jump Rope Jam Podcast. You can listen to Erica Nicole’s episode here, or on your phone through iTunes.
Erica Nicole has been a dancer since the age of 2. Studying Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical, Erica started competing at the age of 6, putting in at least 4 hours of training a day.
Erica has competed in Nationals with her dance studio and also had the privilege of dancing at numbers of steer fairs and plays. She currently teaching at Prodigy school of the arts and dancing out in the city at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway.
Erica loves dancing Ballet, however,her favorite types of dance are Jazz, and Lyrical. She loves those two types of dance because she feels that those types let her express herself more than ballet.
Erica’s understanding of the competitive sport of Jump Rope comes from the 2007 movie Jump In! which she saw when she was 12. Her initial reaction was at the surprise at how fast she saw the jumpers moving their feet. She sees a big connection between our sport (Jump Rope) and her sport (dance). Watching the movie made Erica realize how much of an intense sport jump rope is.
After I reached out to Erica and asked her to come onto our podcast, she began watching jump rope videos on Youtube. Erica had the same reaction when she watched the videos as she had when she was 12, the sport was and is amazing to her. She also sees how much technique and skill is needed to jump successfully.
When we recorded with Erica, Brandon was not available to join our conversation, and since we had a great time talking with Erica Nicole, we plan on having her back on the show sometime soon.