I am Amber Flowers, a Sport Management major and junior at Winston Salem State University. My passion for dance started at a young age with me joining my first dance group, Young and Free Spirits. The dance genres consisted of modern and jazz. After a few years with Y&FS, I wanted to broaden my skill level, so I auditioned for a company called Collage. The dance style was different, opening me up Hip hop, Lyrical and African styles. However, I didn’t just limit myself to dance, when attending high school, I cheered JV my first year and Varsity my last three years. Now that I’m in college, I’ve realized my true niche–dance. I auditioned for Scarlet Lace, a dance team for the school band, and made it. Now as a third year veteran, I am able to enjoy my passion. With practice, a few technique classes and ambition, the plan for me is to continue dancing after graduating from college. My goal is to audition for a professional dance team in 2016.
What was your most memorable moment as a dancer?
My most memorable moment as a dancer was my first year attending Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Ga–an event where high-stepping bands come together and showcase their field shows. This was my most memorable moment because it was my first time performing in front of 60,000 people. Instead of me being nervous and afraid, I embraced everything and left it all on the field.
The advice I would give to the ladies auditioning for Scarlet Lace is, just be yourself. When you’re auditioning, show the judges your personality. Don’t let the other contestants intimidate you. Make sure you stay humble and positive. And most importantly, leave your heart on the dance floor.
What is your strength when it comes to choreography and dancing?
My strengths when it comes to choreography and dance are my facials and sass. I love throwing a few hair flips and finger snaps in my choreography to show my personality. When I make up dances, I have fun! So when it comes to performing, my personality shines through naturally.
What is your favorite social media outlet?
My favorite social media outlet would have to be Instagram. A Selfie Queen is what they call it. Lol! I enjoy sharing my life through pictures, creating memories with friends and family.
What is you must have item that you keep in your dance bag?
Favorite kind of shoes to dance in…
I would say my favorite shoes to dance in are the Canvas Sansha Dance Booties. They are very light weight, they form to your feet and they’re super comfortable to move in.
What is your personal must have beauty item?
My must have beauty item is my Maybelline Pumped Up mascara. It’s the perfect mascara, it gives you the bombshell eye look.
Name one fitness tip you would recommend.
Before you go to bed, do at least 50 sit ups! The process is slow, but you will definitely see results.
I would drop everything to go see Beyoncé, I know it sounds cliché, but she is an overall AMAZING performer. She is one of my inspirations because she shows young women that anything is possible if you just put in the work to get where you want to be.
Who do you have a dance crush on?
Hmm… I don’t really have a dance crush however, my favorite dancer is Kaelynn Harris. She is so versatile and gives me life every time I see her perform.
What is your pre-performance ritual?
My pre performance ritual is listening to Erykah Badu’s Window Seat. This song calms down all of my nerves and helps me prepare for a successful game.
My dream team is the Miami Heat! However, I plan on moving to Charlotte, so I think a more realistic goal would be to audition for the Honeybees first.
What is your favorite or most inspiring quote?
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
This is my favorite quote because the best things come unexpectedly, which is something that I’ve realized throughout life.