Openly gay in his bigoted high school, Ian doesn’t exactly fit in. But he's not worried— he's been training in dance for a long time and soon he'll be able to leave town and train to become a professional. Then he falls in love with Jess, the high school quarterback.
"Chance to Dance for You came out of my experiences as a high school teacher in an affluent suburb. I have watched unhappily as young people who were in any way different were mistreated, sometimes with tragic results. My wish is that this book, in some small way, may offer hope to that young man or woman who is misunderstood, ostracized or bullied. For those struggling with issues of sexuality, I'd like to add my voice to the chorus: "It gets better!"'"
For those of you who love musicals and dance, here's a link to the song, "Music and the Mirror," from A Chorus Line from which comes the title Chance to Dance for You:
Chance to Dance for You flashmob at Gail's book launch (choreographed and directed by Marla Albiston)
Lester Thomas and Brandon Nguyen dance the climactic scene from Chance to Dance for You (choreographed by Marla Albiston)