By Antaneyah Johnson
KU junior Dominique Dixon has a passion for all styles of dance, especially styles including island music, which consists of Reggae, Bachata and Soca.
Dixon explained that because she was always an active child, she also became an active adult involved in sports such as tennis and soccer. She also had the opportunity to travel around the world to places such as Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Jamaica.
She is also one of the founders for the African Caribbean Collision (ACC) dance team and has been involved with the group since fall of 2015. She explained that she helped create the dance team because she wanted to get in touch with her Caribbean roots and share her culture with KU.
On Feb. 3, Dixon and ACC performed during a men’s basketball game. She explained that she normally does not like to dance in front of a big crowd, so she was nervous, but in the end, the audience cheered. Despite making minor errors, it was her greatest accomplishment because it was her first time dancing in front of her school.
Dixon’s typical days at KU are filled with class, work, studying and practicing dance. She explained that due to her hectic schedule, practicing is hard. It is also sometimes hard for her to attend dance team meetings; however, she does her best to participate in bake sales.
Her advice for aspiring dancers who are afraid of judgement, is to dance anyway.
Once she graduates from KU, Dixon plans to go to culinary school because she loves to cook. After that, she wants to go to cosmetology school and later join the military.