Alyson Stoner will be performing at The Lights Camera Cure "Hollywood Dance Marathon"on March 23rd!!
Alyson Stoner will perform her hit single “Dragon (That’s What You Wanted)” as part of the all-star lineup.
Lights Camera Cure is pleased to announce that Devon Werkheiser and Gia Mantegna will return again this year to co-host the 3rd annual Hollywood Dance Marathon on March 23, 2014 at the Avalon Hollywood. This exciting event is the only citywide Dance Marathon in Los Angeles, raising money for the fight against pediatric cancer. Proceeds from the event will fund pediatric cancer research and support programs at both Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Four Diamonds Fund, making this the first bicoastal dance marathon fundraiser.
The Hollywood Dance Marathon is a high-energy, 6-hour dance party held at the historic Avalon Theater done in true Hollywood style. The event features celebrities and VIP’s on the Red Carpet, live entertainment (bands, musical performers, DJ’s and dance groups), and a silent Alyson Stoner is best known for her role as ‘Camille Gage’ in Step Up: All In (summer 2014) and Step Up 3D, as well as the voice of ‘Isabella’ in Disney’s award-winning animated show “Phineas and Ferb” and as the pig-tailed dancer in the Missy Elliot videos.
The year is coming to an end! I wanted to take a look back at everything Alyson has done this year because I think that has been one of Alyson’s been years. She has accomplished so much this year!! So below is a list of everything she has done this year from public appearances, to her first trip to Japan and to the release of her music video and single “Dragon”!
On February 1st Alyson was at the Urban Reach in Vermont teaching a Master Dance Class!
On February 9th Alyson was at the Hollywood Knights Celebrity Basketball Game Santiago High School vs. Hollywood Knights!
On top of all the events. Alyson also attended countless charity event, and dance camps! Alyson also landed three new movies roles: she will be playing Jen Elliott in “Hoovey The Movie”, she will be retuning as Camille in “Step Up: All In” and she will be playing Katie in “Selling Isobel” witch all are set to be released in 2014!
This year has truly been an amazing year for Alyson! 2014 is already set to be the year of ALYSON STONER!!! and I can not wait!
I’m reading this book called One Way Love. Page 30 talks about our exhausted world, how impossible conditions can produce bitterness and shame (paraphrase).
I have a lot of experience with shame, and I’m curious, would I be less ashamed if I expected less of myself? Is setting more reasonable expectations a way to avoid some self-inflicted shaming? If so, should we be teaching ourselves and others to set smart goals instead of lofty ones? But, would that curb our imagination?
Personally, I am pretty cautious and introverted in public, so most of my shame centers on “irresponsible” things I do in private to cope with anxiety and stress. Sometimes the actual behavior is harmless (like taking a long nap), but the heart behind it (hoping to avoid rejection by sleeping through an important audition) is misaligned with how I want to model my life. It’s funny to me: Most of the time, I fail to meet expectations because I’m afraid of failing, and in doing so, never try. I’m ashamed of being less than perfect. I wish I was more.
Setting more reasonable goals and accepting my human limitations does not sound like something I want to do. I’m the girl who dreams of beating all odds, traveling far and wide, breaking records, and accomplishing everything. I’m not very realistic. I’m driven beyond what is sane, probably.
But, it’s important to recognize: As I force myself to work harder, I’m not actually getting closer. The battle against perfectionism and shame is not won through more effort. It’s only prolonged and complicated.
I believe we have to combat perfectionism with an entirely different vocabulary based on freedom: freedom from society’s standards — And for those who are reading from the Christian perspective, freedom from “nailing ourselves to the Law that Christ already fulfilled” as my friend Ellie Schmidly so eloquently puts it.
Going into 2014, I think my keywords will be freedom and balance. I think I want to mature in my understanding of pursuing excellence. I think I’m still missing much of the point.
To learning, to growing, to resetting, to being transformed…
Alyson Stoner joins the cast of "Selling Isobel"!!
It was just announced that Alyson will be joining the cast of “Selling Isobel” an upcoming movie about the true story of a pilates teacher who is kidnapped and used as a slave in the sex trade. She struggles for her life in the hopes of being reunited with her husband and young daughter. All though there is no info on Alyson’s role yet. Can’t wait to hear about her role! The independent thriller has already started shooting in Los Angeles! Big congratulations to her!! So happy for her!
Alyson-Stoner.us's Christmas Project for Alyson Stoner
Alyson-Stoner.us is having their second annual Christmas Project for Alyson! Last years video was such a huge success! Let’s make this years BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Check out all the details below!
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This is Me: Alyson Stoner! Interview with Zooey Magazine
Alyson Stoner was labeled a triple threat all her life. She captivated audiences everywhere after appearing in three of Missy Elliot’s music videos and also Eminem’s video for “Just Lose It.” Alyson later became even more recognizable for her Disney Channel segment “Mike’s Super Short Show,” while simultaneously appearing in feature films like “Cheaper by the Dozen” alongside Steve Martin, Hilary Duff, and Twilight’s Taylor Lautner. Despite appealing to Disney audiences, Alyson also happens to capture older audiences through “Step Up,” “Step Up 3-D”, and the upcoming “Step Up 5.”
The now 20-year-old talent also sets time aside for college as well, taking online classes as a neuroscience major (going into astronomy). She continues to inspire her fans through her online blog, where she preaches the importance of education and self-expression (cue applause!). Alyson’s accomplishments sure has us motivated!
You’ve acted in several big films and TV shows, and have even put out some records. But what a lot of people remember you as a dancer, too. What is it about dance that has made you stick with it for so many years? How did dancing unfold into an acting career?
For the first 15 years, it was the combination of my insecurity (always perceiving those around me to have insider information about dance and movement) and my early formed work ethic (strict discipline and daily Training with no option of quitting) that kept me in class. Recently, I saw the rigidity and restriction of my own method, so I stopped learning choreography and undertook free styling, learning from street dancers with raw passion. It’s as though I’ve fallen in love with dance all over again, and this time I can love it back.
The public saw me dance first and act second, so they assume one evolved into the other professionally. Actually, dance was a small town hobby. It was when I pursued other forms of art and performance that we saw fit to try out the industry. Once in Los Angeles, there was no controlling what jobs I booked or how popular each would be. A lot of people don’t realize how little the performer himself can plan.
A lot of your fellow former child actors, like Dylan and Cole Sprouse (stars of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), decided to put a pause on their acting careers to live very normal lives. (Ex: Dylan working as a waiter in New York for the experience, and both brothers simply going to school). What inspires you to continue working in Hollywood?
Simply put, I’m not finished yet! I have unmet goals. I’m inspired daily. I learn about humanity and travel because of my work. I want to be clear, though: I, too, lead a normal life and attend school. Acting, like serving, is just my job.
You’re releasing some new music. Your upcoming single, Dragon (That’s What You Wanted), sounds a lot different from your prior music. What inspired the new sound? We remember you blogging about how you love the sounds of people like Colbie Caillat. Dragon seems very different? Almost Janet Jackson like!
A: My love for Colbie, Corinne, and Sade hasn’t simmered. I avoided dance pop prior because I was disappointed in the sameness of everyone’s sound. Then I was reminded of Janet; suddenly, the lane was open for reinventing quality dance music.
Are there any musical artists that have particularly influenced your new style? Is there a certain career you want to emulate?
A: I’ll continue to study music from all genres and eras. I particularly admire Janet’s production circa early 2000s, and Justin Timberlake’s versatility on stage.
The music video for Dragon features a lot of choreography (of course!). A lot of the dance sequences were very Janet Jackson-esque. What do you consider when deciding what routines to use for a music video?
A: As my choreographer and dance mentor ShoTyme taught me, the first instructor is the music itself. Only after you follow the song’s lead should you add your unique flare.
Your blog features a lot of positive and inspirational posts. Why is it important to you to pass on good messages to your fans? What do you do to stay positive in a highly critical world-like Hollywood?
A: If a quote, article or story provokes life-giving thought and propels me in a positive direction, I want nothing more than to share it with anyone who’ll listen or benefit. Age-old truths exist for a reason. We have to learn from our elders and the brilliant minds before us.
You’re going to school right now to study neuroscience (and onto astronomy!) while acting, singing, and dancing. How do you maintain balance?
A: Haha. I didn’t know about balance until I crashed! Now I prioritize basic nutrition, fitness, and rest. Additionally, it’s imperative to keep a sound mind and perspective on what matters. Family and friends have never been treasured so much in my life.
We remember you growing up to the waves of the Internet, Myspace, blogging, and then Youtube. It was just a few years ago when fans remember seeing photos of you with friends like Taylor Lautner. It’s amazing how times have changed. How do you think social media, if at all, helped your career and helped you connect with fans?
A: I avoided social media as much as possible because I wasn’t sure how to be myself and connect with people without worrying about their perception, knowing how to maintain privacy, and other risks. I also didn’t feel right connecting with fans for the selfish sake of getting them to buy and watch my work. So now I try and connect as a human, not entertainer, first. I also allow myself to have and reciprocate support. My fans are members of my team, and I’m on their teams.
You’re in Step Up 5. What can we expect (if you’re able to share) from your character and her relationship to Adam Sevani’s character?
A: People change and grow. Expect a different side of Camille at the forefront of her relationship to/with Moose.
We did a fun photo shoot with you on Monday. The style of the shoot was 50s-esque. What is your own personal fashion style? Are you one to do random shopping sprees? Who are your favorite designers, or what are your favorite stores?
A: I confess: 85% of my wardrobe consists of hand-me-downs, clothes from character wardrobes, and birthday gifts. I don’t like spending money or shopping. In a fantasy world, classy and feminine pieces aka Jackie Kennedy’s iconic style, would be as affordable as my Wal-Mart sweatpants.
Who are some actors or performers you wish to work with, but haven’t yet?
A: I was heavily impacted by Sandra Bullock’s performance in “Gravity.” I would be honored to work alongside her.
What would be your next ideal movie role, or movie?
A: Haha. Again, it’s so beyond my control! But in a dream world, something cinematically challenging and thrilling like “Life of Pi” or “Gravity.”
If you could, what film would you have wanted to be in (can be a classic!). And why?
A: I’d be in Finding Dory! I’ve been looking forward to that movie since the announcement months ago.
You’re almost 21! It just feels like yesterday when we saw you on the “Maury” show. Do you have any goals you wish to fulfill before you turn 21? Or even in the next five years?
A: I’d like to learn to fly a plane, speak Japanese, and backpack through India and parts of Africa. I’d also like to contribute more to my community and planet.
Check back later this week for a behind the scenes video and a giveaway!
Tommy2: How’s it going, it’s Tommy2 and today we’ve got a familiar face returning, it’s Alyson Stoner who’s here with us to talk about her new single, “Dragon (That’s What You Wanted).” So Alyson how are you doing?
Alyson Stoner: Doing so well, nice to talk to you again. How are you?
Tommy2: I’m doing excellent myself. Now just a little over a month ago, you celebrated your 20th Birthday! What were some of the highlights of your big day?
Alyson Stoner: Well, I haven’t ever grown up celebrating my birthday in any extraordinary way so this year I was really fortunate to like have a special day with nothing planned and yet about six or seven spontaneous things happened and I got to see old friends from years ago, I got to see… meet new people, and it was basically just being around a lot of special people in my life and of course good food. But no crazy sky diving events, which I wish happened but maybe that’s for 21st.
Tommy2: Alright, we’ll have to look forward to that.
Alyson Stoner: (Laughter)
Tommy2: Now this Tuesday, September 24th you’ll be releasing your new single, “Dragon (That’s What You Wanted).” Why don’t first share what the songs about?
Alyson Stoner: Well this song is sassy, it’s called “Dragon (That’s What You Wanted).” The symbol of a “Dragon” is representing something that’s mysterious, alluring, powerful, it’s very strong and decisive and “That’s What You Wanted” is about having an ultimatum and instead of clinging to them for comfort or begging for a second chance you decide that you’re a-okay and you can move on. And of course it’s sassy cause it’s strikes home, it strikes a chord.
Tommy2: And musically, the song is much different than your last release. Is this a new for you or just experimentation?
Alyson Stoner: Actually it’s been an ongoing experiment and this is something I am so proud of and it is the direction that I would like to take my music at least for a long while because I think the lane is wide open to bring back the best of what Janet Jackson used, 90′s music and really ride the melodies and incorporate my dance background.
Tommy2: I was wondering with part of this direction, was that inspired when you did that cover of “Boyfriend” a little while back.
Alyson Stoner: We used the same director, David Lehre for “Dragon”, but it’s actually completely separate from the cover of “Boyfriend” which was thrown together in about four hours. It didn’t have much planning or not much thought went into that one. This is actually, my baby. This is something that I am deeply passionate about and it’s a new leaf especially for those that haven’t seen me in this light before. I’m excited, it’s really fun.