I saw L.A. the first time when I was 14, recalled Will Wingfield, a contemporary dancer from Nashville, Tenn. Eventually, Will moved to L.A. to study dance with Debbie Allen at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Now 21, Will reflects on L.A. with mixed emotions. Everybodys so busy. Down South, you know, its very laid back. Its very slow. But Will can handle the fast pace of L.A.-life; its being away from his family that's making things tough. I really, really miss my family, Will said. And although his girlfriend and mentor came to his first show to cheer him on, Wills family didnt make the trip. Theyre waiting for the Top 4, he said with a chuckle. I gotta make it there for them to come.
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