Have We Run Out of Seahawks Human Interest Stories Already?
Most of the front page of the Seattle Times today—above the fold, with a huge photo—is given over to a story about a 16 year-old male ballet dancer who has an important audition on the Sunday of the Superbowl. He’s a Seahawks fan, you see, like so many other 16 year-old boy ballet dancers, and his dance belt is in a bunch about this.
Craig Hall has trained most of his life for this moment — a chance to earn a spot in the School of American Ballet’s summer course. For the 16-year-old who started dancing at 5, it would be a giant step toward his goal of joining the New York City Ballet.
His audition, however, is at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 — the same time his beloved Seattle Seahawks will be playing in Super Bowl XL. He has waited a long time for that moment, too.
“It’s awful,” said Hall, of Woodinville.
With a charming innocence, Hall asked his instructor at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School whether he thought it would be OK to write a letter asking if the time for the audition could be moved.
I was a 16 year-old boy ballet dance once—really—and I don’t recall any of my, er, peers being the least bit interested in the Chicago Bears. Or all that charmingly innocent either. Clearly times, and boy ballet dancers, have changed.