Today we’re excited to introduce you to Keisha Bussey. Keisha is an Author, Dance Educator, Owner of Fierce6 Elite Dance & Fitness and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Keisha below.
Hi Keisha, so great to have you join us again. For folks who might have missed our earlier conversations, can you please take a minute to briefly introduce yourself?
Hello Book Readers!
My name is Keisha D. Bussey and I am a children’s book author. I am also a dance educator. I share my passion for dance and life on a daily with my students and colleagues. As I dance through my 20 years in education. I’ve always believed we should strive to develop the whole student. I am honored to share the love of dance while implementing dance books in the curriculum and the classrooms.
I have had a love of books since I was a little girl. My mother always bought me books to enhance my imagination while reading to her. My reading fluency continued to increase through high school. As I became more effective at comprehending passages, Looking back I became more focused and wanted to continue to read and dance.
My third- grade teacher encouraged me to read. She told me I was a strong reader who read with lots of expressions and that I would be a great reading teacher one day. She told me, I would be a great reading teacher one day. I knew God had a plan for me. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Never Miss a Chance to Dance and Read!
What inspired you to become an author as a dance educator?
I have always wanted to write a children’s book. I was inspired as a dance educator to become an author when I knew I could somehow implement reading books while teaching dance. IIn the dance curriculum there are many books we can read to students as read-aloud plus I have taught Language Arts as and also a certified ESL teacher. I wanted my students to experience dance and reading together. In my children’s book and Chapter book, I have vocabulary words, before and after questions for the readers to answer. This allows them to answer questions, turn, and talk to a partner.
What is the name of your first children’s book?
My first children’s book is called Chance To Dance.
Will they be available for boys and girls of all ages?
Yes, these books are available to boys and girls of all ages?
Is there a Chance to Dance book tour coming up?
Absolutely! I can’t wait to start the Chance To Dance tour again. I hope to start back soon! Look on our website’s Facebook page and Instagram for the upcoming events.
How many different languages are your books translated in?
My books are translated into two different languages. English Edition & Spanish Edition.
Will you do another book launch for Keisha Goes To Dance School?
Yes! I will have a book launch soon! I want my readers to know I also have a chapter book .
· Phone: 713-304-3105
· Email: Fierce6elitedance17@gmail.com or KBChancetodance@gmail.com
· Instagram: www.instagram.com/dancingkeishachancetodance
· Facebook: @DancingKeisha
· Twitter: @chancetodanceB
- Website: www.KeishaD.Bussey.com
- Facebook: DancingKeisha: Chance To Dance
- Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/keisha-bussey-83006385
- Twitter: ChancetodanceB
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