Burbank is a city, but it feels like a town
Saying hello to people is going around
Not much crime or gangs in the streets
People helping neighbors stand on their feet
The Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA
Open after school so our kids can play
A lot more to this than meets the eye
Hardworking people to make it all fly
The City Council is taking our calls
While business is booming at the Media Mall
Our schools are much better than the ones in L.A.
The city is building new things everyday
The parks are safe and there are programs galore
We got Nickelodeon, WB, NBC and the Disney store
So we’re not into selling or taking any bids
‘Cause Burbank’s the city we will raise our kids
KEVIN P. MCKENNA
Slamming the dancers
Where have all the dance studios gone? John Burroughs has had two
since 1949 when it became a high school.
There were too many dancers to stay in one 40' by 85' for too long.
They needed lots of space to dance so they also used the one next door
when there was not a figure improvement class in it, aerobic, song
leaders, cheerleaders, drill team etc.
In 1996, one of them disappeared and everybody was squeezed into one.
Then the planning committee for the new facility being built and
finished two to five years from now says, “There is none.” The high
school has gone from two dance studios to none. Why?
Could it be that no one has remembered the dance athlete? Or could it
be that no one feels they are as important as other athletes? Or maybe
it’s because they are all females?
There has to be a reason why and the issue must be dealt with now so
that the coming generations of dancers have as much space to practice
their craft as the weightlifters, basketball players, swimmers, etc.
Every other program that exists at the high school today has a
facility, a room in the new building except dance.