At the rehearsal, kids of all sizes and shapes were everywhere. But they were all focused, and they were all focused on dance
If you thought Beyoncé's hit song couldn't get any better, think again.
There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.
Michelle Koutsoubelis tap dances in the shower. She can't help it; the running water sets her feet on fire.
Given our history, it's terrific to see a County Supervisor and others promoting, rather than deriding, transit ridership in LA. Still, I'd rather see expedited transit construction than read incredulous creative writing about how Metro is meeting artificially low ridership projections.
The uniquely exciting world of tap dancing has still never been presented as a full-evening program at any of the national cultural center's principle venues, but that's about to change.
What I do know is that everyone is focused on the tests. Insofar as those tests are assessing critical academic and life skills, that's not necessarily a bad thing, but judging a student, a teacher or a school by those scores is not getting us where we need to be.
Now I don't claim to be smart enough to understand the whole testing debate, but from a classroom teacher's perspective, it seems like everyone ought to relax and start with the things reasonable people can agree on:
Brenda Bufalino from The Dance Enthusiast on Vimeo. Brenda Bufalino, regarded as a tap legend for several decades, started