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All the Right Steps at YFT

Written By: Kenny Schreiber June 2, 2009 No Comment

alexlangleyIs your idea of dancing limited to the Robot or the Funky Chicken? Does shaking your groove thing conjure up bad disco images? If you feel like your dance moves are seriously outdated and leave you looking pathetic when you take to the dance floor, Youth First Texas’ latest group may have the solution.

Whether you need a complete overhaul, or just a simple touch up, youth Alex Langley has the group for any dance aficionado or amateur. “A lot of the youth kept saying that we need a dance group,” he explained, “and I finally decided to do something about it.”

And when it comes to dance, Alex is pretty well qualified. A graduate of Booker T. Washington, he started his college education at Point Park University this past fall, deciding to concentrate in Ballet and Modern Dance. These may not be the first dance styles that come to mind for most of the youth, Alex insists that they provide a fundamental basis for his dance group. “Most people don’t realize that the moves they do in their own styles have some basis in ballet and other classical forms of dance.”

Like anything else, Alex plans on starting with what could be considered the basics of dance: “rhythm, musicality and body isolations.” Once these areas are covered, Alex plans on moving forward to a variety of styles, from everyone’s favorite hip-hop to basic salsa, along with ballet and modern dance. “I may even throw in some drill dance techniques,” he added.

The purpose for the group, Alex explained, is two-fold. His primary reason, he said, is to “gain experience doing what I hope to make my career: teaching dance.” And when it comes to the people interested in the class, he hopes to “expose them to culture through dances other than what they do in the clubs on the weekends.”

So if you’re interested in shaking your tail-feather, or hope to really tear up the dance floor, the dance group starts June 5, and will be every Friday from 7 to 9pm at the center.

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