Line Dance Connection:

What's your name? Do you have any dance nicknames that you're known by?

Devonte Normand:

My name is Devonte Javier Normand.I donít have a dance nickname. 

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Where are you from and what city do you call home?

Devonte Normand:

I am from New Castle, DE and I still call it home.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

What do you do in your professional life? Any hobbies outside of dance?

Devonte Normand:

I am an Activity Coordinator and my hobbies outside of dance include Bowling, Gaming, and Basketball. 

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Are you affiliated with any group or groups?

Devonte Normand:

I am affiliated with Rose Hill Line Dancers & Parkside 

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How long have you been dancing?

Devonte Normand:

 Wow I believe Iíve been line dancing about 9 years strong!

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How did you get involved in dancing?

Devonte Normand:

I started line dancing because my Grandmother and Mother had classes in New Castle and they paid me money (about $20) per class just to play the music. One day an adult at the class challenged me to learn Good Foot and I accepted it and well the rest is history.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

What do you like most about line dancing?

Devonte Normand:††††††††

What I like most about line dancing is being able to travel to different states or local areas and witness line dancing by different people with different interpretations of steps and movements and their expressions of dancing.  Line dancing is a completely different world for me than my regular life.It allows me to clear my head and temporarily forget about life issues.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

If you could change one thing about dancing, what would it be?

Devonte Normand:

If I could change one thing about line dancing it would be the negativity in our line dance community! I would rather experience people being positive about new line dancers on the scene, or new line dance event host, even new line dance creators! Everyone deserves a chance!

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Tell me one thing about yourself that the dance community would find surprising.

Devonte Normand:

Hmm... I work with kids and I enjoy doing so mostly because, I am a big kid at heart! During my daily interactions with the kids (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) I say, "Iím Grown, I canít keep playing gyms games with yall!" But before scheduled activity time is up Iím always in the middle playing around sometimes worst than the students

 

 

Line Dance Connection

Is there a funny dance story you'd like to share in 3 sentences or less?  

Devonte Normand:

My First time at the New Stardust in New Jersey I was doing Feel The Beat 2 and I fell! But everyone that saw me thought it was all a part of the show. Naw, I really fellÖ..On My Butt! In front of the glass! In front of Everyone!!!