There is a small electronics store inside the Times Square subway station here in New York City that has a TV in the window. This may sound hard to believe, but the TV usually features footage of ballroom dance competitions to attract visitors—and it seems to be working out quite well.
It goes without saying that New York is one of the busiest cities in the world—people are often in a rush for no other reason than to get from point A to point B. So it never ceases to amaze me just how many New Yorkers stop to watch dance on this TV—in Times Square of all places, certainly one of the busier spots in the Big Apple.
Of course, live dance always draws a crowd, too. I’ve seen some amazing break dancers, tappers and dance battles on the streets of this city. If you live in a major city, try to appreciate just how much dance you see around you all the time. And if you don’t, dance is still in so many places: on TV, online and in ads. Have you seen the Nissan commercial where cars are dance battling? Or how about Target’s back-to-school ad that showed two college roommates dancing as they decorated their dorm? Dance is everywhere!
Nov. 29, 2001 07:00PM EST