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Danny on Danny Harris

Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.

Beverly on Hand Dancing

Each dance style has its different rhythm and movements. In Baltimore, it is a little jerky. In Norfolk, the foot p...

Donte on Being D.C.’s Ambassador to Street Dancing

I'll tell you, it's hard dancing in D.C. I don't mean that it's hard to do or nothing like that. I mean that D.C. i...

Dan on Feeling Whole

In India, I went to a fundamentalist Christian school all of my life where we never talked about sex ever...I mean,...

Melvin on Filling Nothingness with Hope

Everyday, I deal with so many young people of color who have not been bred. They were born, but not bred. They don'...

Edmund on THEARC

Do you know how many times I have been told that THEARC is the best kept secret in the city? Despite the progress h...

Arnold on Spreading the Joy

Went to parties that never quit with plenty of liquor and I danced with all of the high society people.

Thomas on Having it Real Bad for Drums and Dancing

I guess I just transform into someone different when I dance. It is like a spirit takes over me.

Mark on the Dance of Days

The D.C. punk scene and its continuing influence around the world is an astonishing and inspirational story.

David and John on Coming into the City

I am definitely going to raise my kids in the suburbs. It is really safe there and nothing bad can pretty much happ...

Sonny on D.C. B-Boys

If you go anywhere on the East or West coast and mention the Lion's of Zion crew, people will recognize D.C.