Youtuber Jayden Rodrigues shows us what’s up with his dance channel!
GET TO KNOW JAYDEN:
Favourite pizza topping: Hawaiian! Favourite ice-cream flavour: Chocolate Favourite superhero: Spider-Man and Hawkeye
MANIA: How did you get into dancing?
JAYDEN: “Growing up I watched a whole bunch of Michael Jackson music videos. I wanted to dance because of him.”
MANIA: Do you have a favourite dance move?
JAYDEN: “My favourite dance moves at the moment are the Fortnite emotes.”
MANIA: What’s the hardest move you’ve learnt? Could you describe how to do it?
JAYDEN: “Probably the James Brown Split. From a standing position, you fall into the splits then you bounce back up to how you started – standing. It can go horribly wrong.”
MANIA: All-time favourite song to dance to?
JAYDEN: “Treasure – Bruno Mars.”
MANIA: What songs are you currently into at the moment?
JAYDEN: “Finesse – Bruno Mars.”
MANIA: You’ve made a few Just Dance tutorials on your channel, so I was wondering if you have a favourite song from Just Dance 2018?
JAYDEN: “Swish Swish – Katy Perry. I love the backpack kid dance move.”
MANIA: What’s the most embarrassing thing to happen to you while performing?
JAYDEN: “Always ripping my pants. It always happens. It happened last week on stage! Tip: never EVER wear white undies.”
MANIA: What’s the funniest thing to happen to you while performing?
JAYDEN: “See above, haha!”
MANIA: How long does it take to make a video?
JAYDEN: “It depends on the video. A Just Dance gameplay video will take all day. A noriginal dance that I make up can take all week.”
MANIA: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing?
JAYDEN: “I’m a massive nerd. I love gaming, cosplay, comics and movies. I also collect figures and Funko Pops.”
MANIA: Do people recognise you on the street?
JAYDEN: “Sometimes. If it’s at a dance event then yes, people will recognise me.”
MANIA: Can you give us a hint about what we can expect from you at VidCon?
JAYDEN: “I’m so excited to meet fans that watch my videos. If you are coming down to VidCon in Melbourne, be sure to bring your dance moves. I’m hoping to film a bunch of videos for my channel and want everyone involved.”