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Behind-the-Scenes of Nia Dennis’s Viral Routine

February 29, 2020

– Nia, how are you going to celebrate your birthday? – I’m going to have a party in Pauley Pavilion with all my bestest sisters. Full of love, I’m so happy! Oh my gosh, I’m so grateful, so thankful, so happy. My heart is so full. Today I got to be with all my sisters. I’m just chilling here because I need to calm down, number one. I’ve been dancing for like, two hours straight because it’s my birthday and I have a lot of energy and adrenaline. And two, because we just finished vault warmup and I’m not doing bars, but I’m gonna go back out there and cheer my team on but I’m just taking a little break so I could re… charge. 1, 2, 3, NIA NATION! Practice was really good this week. The team as a whole really evolved and focused on details and we got even closer, our bubble got even tighter. We’ve been incredibly vulnerable this year, and we’ve been able to come out to each other, open up to each other, and really have that foundation of trust. Like, the most trust I feel like we’ve ever had. – Do you want me in a corner? – Look at all these people that came to your party! – Are you kidding? Thousands! – K. – Breathe, k? Have fun, show it off. I’ll be in your corner. – Love you. You got this. – Enjoy the party, have fun. And that just allows us to be free, and that’s when we do our best anyways, we just go have fun, and fly. HAP! PY! BIRTH! DAY! IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY! IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY! IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY! IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY! – TENNNN!!!!! – TEN! TEN! TEN! – That was so good! – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR NIA HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!


  • Reply ameena oop February 29, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    most amazing way to end black history month perioddd

  • Reply Ria Letatam February 29, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    yes! nianationnnn!!! worrrk!!!!

  • Reply amy beall February 29, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Hell yeah, she is amazing !!!

  • Reply amy beall February 29, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Guys whats the name of this Song 1:52?

  • Reply Aleja Lasso February 29, 2020 at 4:21 pm


  • Reply BALA MURUGAN February 29, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Very nice

  • Reply Michel Bethge February 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm


  • Reply Willie Chew February 29, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰.

  • Reply mariam February 29, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    So happy for Nia, been a fan since USA gymnastics days. So proud of the gymnast she's become at UCLA! #NiaNation ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

  • Reply Lillian Leath February 29, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I love you

  • Reply Ray Vidal February 29, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    My ebony Goddess. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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