Donté Colley's dance videos will instantly make you feel happy

At 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20th, nearly 300 people took an elevator up to the 102nd floor at One World Trade Center in New York City to do yoga as the sun rose, followed by a dance party like no other. Together, they celebrated International Day of Happiness.

The event was put on by LG Experience Happiness Project, which aims to deliver sustainable happiness skills to teens, in collaboration with Daybreaker, an early morning dance movement with a mission to promote wellness, camaraderie, self-expression and mindfulness. During the two hour dance party, we found the Instagram famous Donté Colley and took a few minutes to chat.

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Dance has always been a tool for keeping my own mental health in check and spreading love and happiness is my mission.⁣ ⁣ These 6 Sustainable Happiness Skills are aimed to help you #ExperienceHappiness. ⁣ #gratitude #generosity #humanconnection #positiveoutlook #mindfulness #purpose⁣ I am so thankful to be collaborating with @LGUSA for tomorrow’s #InternationalDayOfHappiness. ⁣ ⁣ We’ve partnered up with @dybrkr to have a morning full of dance and good vibes, to give youth a chance to communicate through movement and overall just have fun and spread some love together. ⁣ See you tomorrow NYC 🌟✨♥️ #sponsored
A lil #letter from me 2 u 💌 #wiiareinthistogether sending u love and energy for #2019 #letsgo ✨❤️💞
#HappyFriday!! #YouMadeIt it’s time to #ExperienceHappiness ♥️♥️ sending you all lots of love. Today, celebrate you! Powered by @lgusa⁣ ⁣ If you are reading this, let’s take time to appreciate and be #Grateful that each and every single one of us have come so far, and were given another chance at a new day.⁣ ⁣ #YouAreMeantToBeHere and are going to continue to do such incredible things in this life, #KeepGoing!! ❣️⁣ ⁣ 🔋💓Spend some time with people you love, that is the best medicine. Nothing better than #HumanConnection ✨⁣ ⁣ Be #Generous with sharing your love to people you love. They may need you right now. Reach out, even if they haven’t reached out first. We’re all going through our own things. You might just make their day.💓💚💜⁣ ⁣ Recalibrate if you need. Take time to yourself, you deserve it. Calm your mind, take a bath, #Meditate, whatever you need. It’s been a bumpy week🧘🏽‍♂️✨⁣ ⁣ Stay optimistic and try your best to stay #Positive. Things happen that we don’t expect. Everything happens for a reason, and just remember things happen to shape you into the best you, you can be. #ad🔮🌟
#GOODMORNING 🌟✨💓 have a lit day today!!!!! You #CAN #doit #LetsGo 🔋💙 @jorjasmith_
#PSA 🗣: @jstlbby - has gotten me through some rly hard times. Which is why I had to do it up. #GetYOShineOn #today!!!! I love u girl!
yo boo’d up still slaps♥️
yo there’s nothing wrong w/ bein ya damn self!! one day we’ll be back in LA
a lil letter. #BelieveInYourself and #TrustYourUniqueProcess. #HappyTuesday ! You are on the right track. No one else can replicate your journey. It’s curated only and specifically for you. #YouAreOneOfAKind and doing amazing things. Keep working your ass off, #DontGiveUp and #DontChangeForAnyone. You got this #SendingYouLove 💖♥️❤️💙💛- Donté
#HappyMonday!!! ☀️✨🔋 “Go on dust your shoulders off”!! - @lizzobeeating #YouAreOnTheRightTrack and everything that is happening right now is happening for a reason. Life is a never ending process, and we are never going to have it all figured out, ever. Learning new things about ourselves each and everyday day. If you are hitting a low point, be completely candid and transparent with the people that you surround yourself with to assist you in recharging your spirit! Set yourself up with objectives and hold yourself accountable to deadlines and dates. Your life if YOUR responsibility and your path is completely different than everyone else’s. It’s specially curated for you! Don’t let anyone hold you back. We can all grow and learn from each-other! There’s space for all of us. You are doing amazing. #KeepGoing 💪🏽💕✨💚 @nymag ‘s @thecut hits stands today! @lizzobeeating is a queen that has multiple messages that we all need to listen to.
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If you're not familiar, Colley is a "positivity guru" with over 650,000 followers on Instagram. He's the guy who uploads videos of himself dancing with added emojis and motivational quotes that read "stay calm," "you belong here," "we're in this together" and "get yo shine on." For us, his videos instantly make us smile and share it with a friend — and that's the purpose. 

"I love just playing around and having fun," Colley told about his posts. "It’s kind of like a hairbrush-mirror moment, where you’re just like having fun in your bedroom. But I really wanted to bring that into real life and use graphics to elevate the language that I use. Emojis are super universal and we all have some kind of relationship to them when we’re communicating to our friends or peers. So I just wanted to have fun with it." 

Colley, who is in his last semester of college, has been dancing on Instagram since 2015, but his big jump to fame came when celebrities like Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry reposted some of his videos this past New Year's Eve, for which he said he's really grateful. 

"I really tried to change the game a little bit of what social media has become and be organically me and not try to carry myself like somebody that I’m not. I just wanted to focus on my passions, which are dance and graphic design," he said.

With that, he said that partnering with brands like LG and promoting happiness online has motivated him to follow his own dreams and keep pushing forward. When asked about his goals, he told us he's simply on a mission to spread happiness.

"I think what’s next for me is just trying to find as many ways as possible to make people happy," he said. "That’s what I really truly believe my purpose and mission is to just try and bring a little bit of light to people." 

And that he does!

If you need a little positivity in your life, you can follow Donté Colley on Instagram @donte.colley and learn more about the LG Experience Happiness Project here.

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Donté Colley at the LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
Donté Colley at the LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
Donté Colley at the LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
Donté Colley at the LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
LG Experience Happiness Project x Daybreaker Dance Party on March 20, 2019
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