Zaylan Washington, age 12, Men in Motion dancer
Why do real men dance?
“I dance because I just happen to have musical talent for the beat. I move around with the beat, and it’s fun for me.”
Why do you like your classes at Moving in the Spirit?
“Because I wanted to dance, and my brother was already going here, so I wanted to come here too. I like it because it’s not just one certain dance; you get to learn a lot of things.”
When you dance, what feelings or thoughts do you have?
“Sometimes it’s just a blank. I don’t know what I’m thinking. But sometimes I think about what move I’m going to do next.”
When you dance, what messages do you send to the audience?
“A lot of messages. That we have accomplished a lot. This is not something we have already been able to do. We’ve practiced, and they teach you very well here. Not everybody can just dance.”