When I was a boy I thought that dance might be something cool to do, but I would never set foot in a dance class because I was afraid of what other people might think. That fear kept me from studying dance until I was 19 years old (three years after I was hired as a parade dancer at Walt Disney World). My very first dance class was beginning ballet and I hid my dance shoes under my bed so my roommate wouldn’t know. Dance quickly became a passion and eventually a rewarding career.
I can’t take away everything that prevents a boy from taking dance class, but I can remove one small barrier. That’s why the Boys Dance Free Scholarship Program was created. It’s pretty simple. Any boy of any age can enroll in one class for a year for free if space is available. This is my way of encouraging the next generation of guys, who might be interested in this really cool and athletic art form, to forget about what other people might think. . . and dance.
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