By Devonna Dang
PXM (Paradox Motions) will be performing at the LDHB (Lien Doan Hoa Binh, pack 745) Venture Crew’s Valentine event at 1919 Montgomery Rd. next Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. LDHB Venture Crew is holding this event to fund raise for their troop.
“(This dinner) will support the traveling expenses for LDHB’s high school students to visit colleges in southern California,” says senior Brenda Nguyen.
The evening will include entertainment such as dancing, fine dining, capturing memories and a wine auction.
PXM’s dance set will be comprised of 2 songs. They will be dancing to include “Big Bank” by YG, which was choreographed by junior Michelle Nguyen, junior Brian Tran and President Kristina Bellon. They will also be dancing to “Every Kind of Way” by H.E.R. which was choreographed by junior Brian Tran.
“The process usually starts with finding a song you really like, and sort of hearing different parts to it that you normally wouldn’t hear. From there, you start trying out new things and put specific movements to specific beats or lyrics,” says Brian.
They’ve been practicing and preparing for this set since Oct. every Tues. and Thurs. from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Altogether, their performance is three to four minutes long.
Many have joined PXM with no prior experience and it has proved to serve as a creative outlet.
“I got into dancing because I heard about it and was interested and wanted to try something new,” says Michelle.
“Dance started out as a hobby and a way to have fun with friends, but it soon became one of my stress relievers, a form of self-expression, and a way to grow my creativity,” says Kristina. “I find that dance provides a safe space for people in the community to come together and freely express themselves any way they’d like.”
The song genres that PXM mainly dance to are Hip Hop and R&B. Throughout the year, they have learned around eight dance pieces and performed around three times each month.