Aaron is 8 years old and is enrolled in the Academy of Dance's "All Boys Hip Hop class. His instructor says dance can provide boys with an emotional outlet.
Here at the Academy of Dance's brand new location off of Russell Parkway, boys get the chance to have a class all to themselves. Instructors think the interest in this class comes from the increasing amount of male role models in dance.
Recent movies like Footloose and Step Up, or TV shows like America's Best Dance Crew or So You Think You Can Dance provide young boys with a representation of men who can be skilled dancers while maintaining masculinity... and provide an inspiration to master the art as well.