I wrote the following post back in 2010 and the "footwork" dance craze was going on. Fast forward to 2012 while riding throughout the Southside of the city I noticed that this summer the same thing is still going on. Whether its 95th,87th,79th Dan Ryan or on the far Southaeast side on Indianapolis Blvd. While I admire the "positive" aspect of the youth. I have to still ask the following questions.
Now that summer is in full swing we are now seeing what has become common in our community. The alleged dance/drill team member soliciting funds for uniforms so they can perform in the upcoming Bud Billiken parade.
The concern is that these young people spend a good portion of the day on these corners and some of the performances are in poor taste. Also, there is typically no adult supervision so most of the activity is unorganized.