- Nia Dennis a UCLA student that left millions in awe after her recent performance at a PAC-12 competition
- Her routine was called "Black excellence" and was comprised of different popular black dance moves
- The clip blew up as people worldwide marveled over not only her skill but also the meaning behind her dance moves
Nia Dennis, a gymnast at UCLA has left jaws dropped and hearts moved with her killer moves and relentless pursuit of perfecting her craft which is gymnastics. The 21-year-old recently blew the world away after a clip of her doing a routine she called "black excellence" was shared online.
The routine, which she was performing at a Pac-12 competition, features a mash-up from songs by artists such as Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliot, and Tupac. She combined the music with a variety of popular dance moves which she started off by raising a fist in the air and bending her knee as a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.
She then went all-in with a variety of viral dance moves that have taken over the internet, taking careful care to perfect each step perfectly. The young gymnast also included a step that her dad did often while she was growing up.
According to an NBC article, her dad had sent her the clip of himself doing the step which meant so much to her that she had incorporated it into her routine. All her efforts were not in vain as she walked away with a near-perfect score of 9.95.
She also received praises from US stars and public figures such as Michelle Obama, Missy Elliot, and Simone Biles.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Nia Dennis, a young gymnast, has gone viral for her Beyoncé-inspired floor routine. Briefly.co.za learnt that Dennis, a junior at UCLA, controlled the crowd as she did her flips swiftly and perfectly on the floor.
In a video making rounds on social media, the young American showed off her well and organised jumps as her hair flipped in sync. Between the jumps, Dennis creates an image of a marching band and before you notice it, she is back to her crazy moves.
Posting on their Twitter account, @uclagymnastics praised the young girl and asked who else was in love with her moves.
"A homecoming performance that would make @Beyoncé proud! @DennisNia made us lose our breath with her 9.975 on floor exercise last weekend in Pauley," read the caption.
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