School stops dancing around the issue: Hip-hop is hot
By ROBERT KING, St. Petersburg Times
BROOKSVILLE -- When Chocachatti Elementary School debuted in 1999 with an emphasis on the arts, one of its most intriguing features was the fact students would learn ballet.
But when school resumes in August, the attention to ballet, which has drawn interest from almost no boys and only a few girls, will be dramatically reduced, if not eliminated altogether.
In its place, hip-hop is taking center stage.
That is hip-hop in the MTV sense of the genre: the choreographed moves of N'Sync, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. Or, for those of an earlier generation, think of the dancing from Michael Jackson's Beat It or Thriller videos. click for more
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