The dance community in and around New York City is coming together to film an “It Gets Better” video. It’s part of a global movement jumpstarted by the popular columnist Dan Savage to give young gay people messages about the potential of their lives, to inspire hope for teenagers who may be struggling with harassment.
Any dancer, dance teacher, choreographer or student is invited to the Gina Gibney studios at 890 Broadway on June 5 to take part in the project. Simply RSVP for either the 8–10 am or 12–2 pm time slot. Then come with a short written and practiced script no more than two minutes long. Catch some examples of what other people have said at itgetsbetter.org. All videos will be uploaded the week of June 25, so be sure to keep an eye out for messages from some of your idols.