Here's a video that goes with a story I'm writing about two dozen Akron fifth graders competing Saturday at 4 p.m. in a ballroom dance competition at Cuyahoga Community College.
The program began in New York City 16 years ago and inspired the movies Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) and Take the Lead (2006). It's spread now to Northeast Ohio. Here's 11-year-old Kassidy Bernard and Elijah Young of Crouse elementary describing what the program is about and what they learned. I attended their rehearsal on Wednesday.
Video by Akron Beacon Journal education reporter John Higgins