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I Learned How To Dance In Just 30 Days And Felt Sexy AF

The key ingredient has to be confidence.

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Learning how to dance takes skill and dedication, but, most importantly, it takes a ton of confidence. That's where Ashly Perez comes in.

You probably know her from BuzzFeed Violet's "Unfortunatly Ashly." She said her awkwardness onscreen has translated to her in real life.
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You probably know her from BuzzFeed Violet's "Unfortunatly Ashly." She said her awkwardness onscreen has translated to her in real life.

Watch Ashly take on her 30 day dance challenge!

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So she was absolutely determined to learn how to be sexy while dancing, and she had the following rules when it came to her challenge.

Ashly said she loved seeing people totally feeling themselves while getting down on the dance floor, but she had never been one of those people...until now.
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Ashly said she loved seeing people totally feeling themselves while getting down on the dance floor, but she had never been one of those people...until now.

For her difficult task ahead, she had just the instructor in mind to help her on her journey.

Kyle Hanagami is an amazing choreographer, whose YouTube videos get over 100 million views. He's also worked with Jennifer Lopez and on Dancing With the Stars. The dude's legit.
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Kyle Hanagami is an amazing choreographer, whose YouTube videos get over 100 million views. He's also worked with Jennifer Lopez and on Dancing With the Stars. The dude's legit.

Kyle had Ashly start with the basics. She practiced walking, body-rolling, making eye contact, and just loosening her body to project more confidence.

Oh, and Kyle casually mentioned Ashly would have to get a set of heels for her dance training. Wait. What?
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Oh, and Kyle casually mentioned Ashly would have to get a set of heels for her dance training. Wait. What?

Kyle suggested Ashly go to a ballet class to help with her posture with professional ballerina Melissa Sandvig.

He said, "I want her to figure out what sexy is for her. Like, it's not the same definition for everybody."
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He said, "I want her to figure out what sexy is for her. Like, it's not the same definition for everybody."

Once Ashly learned more about alignment, she practiced the routine every single day for an hour until every inch of her body ached.

"I had to do things hundreds of times. I don't know how dancers do what they do to their body."
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"I had to do things hundreds of times. I don't know how dancers do what they do to their body."

And perhaps as a treat for all her hard work, Kyle surprised her with a very special guest: Julianne Hough herself!

Julianne gave her a one-on-one lesson on using her entire body while dancing, and it made a huge difference in Ashly's dance game.
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Julianne gave her a one-on-one lesson on using her entire body while dancing, and it made a huge difference in Ashly's dance game.

As the 30 days went on, one night Ashly went home and just danced for fun to all her favorite jams. She wanted to feel sexy and, by golly, all of a sudden she loved what she was seeing in the mirror.

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Her instructors also noticed a vast improvement in Ashly's skills and confidence when she practiced her routine. I mean, look at her!

Before she knew it, it was showtime! Though she was nervous, she was ready to kill it!

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And killed it she did. Just look at that floor dance move she pulled!

Needless to say, her routine was a smash hit with all of her coworkers.

Ashly's newfound confidence isn't going to waste because she has decided to keep dancing. Yeah!
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Ashly's newfound confidence isn't going to waste because she has decided to keep dancing. Yeah!

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