Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they’re great because of their passion! This week’s web exclusive is all about believing! The Believe 3 Movement is an entertainment company that exploits dance as a lifestyle.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Devaughn “Believe” Ballinger, who is the founder, creator, and lead choreographer of the movement. We discussed the history of Believe 3 and how it has shaped into the company that it is today as well as the uniqueness of a Believe 3 dancer. The movement consists of 4 different groups divided by age and skill: Bratz (Elementary) ,S.N.O.B.S (Pre-Teen), P.L.A.S.T.I.C.S (High School), and the S.N.O.O.T.S (Adults).

The goal of the company is to entertain, campaign, and encourage self-production in performing arts. The movement itself is an expression of mentoring crafts while influencing positivity in professional training of their creative lives. The purpose of the movement is to use art as a navigation to stimulate belief in oneself as an artist. With passion, perseverance, and prayer they pave the way to turn their dreams into realities.

Sydney Bowden is a junior at Western Michigan University majoring in Film, Video, and Media Studies with a minor in Apparel Merchandising. She’s an intern for CBS/CW50 Television network station by day and a retail sales associate for Champs Sports and True Religion Brand Jeans in the evening. Her favorite quote: “In order to succeed, your desire for success has to be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

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