If you’re lucky enough, there will come a time when you will find yourself in a situation where people speak candidly about race or make some politically incorrect statement. More often than not, the remarks will be offensive; and some may apologize or tell you they meant no offense. It allows you a bit of insight as to how someone truly feels. You now know where you stand. Right, wrong or indifferent, the game has changed. Nevertheless, all the players remain the same.
Today was my daughter’s “lucky day”. She plans to tryout for her high school’s dance team in the fall. To prepare, she along with 25 other girls participate in a school supported camp to learn various types of dance – from ballet to hip hop, technique, choreography and stage presence. It is essential to learn the fundamentals of each dance to be successful: ballet’s, plies and pirouettes, hip hop’s popping and gliding. However, hip hop dance is primarily freestyle improvisation.