Saturday, June 21, 2008

Deaf Crew Member on America's Best Dance Crew

This post isn't about a Deaf Character but it may be of interest to adolescents (and the young at heart). I love watching dance competitions. During this second season of America's Best Dance Crew, the Detroit dance crew A.S.I.I.D. (And So It Is Done), who is aspiring to be America's Best Dance Crew, incorporates diverse styles into every energetic routine. One of the crew's members, Joseph Antonio, who goes by Joooey, is profoundly deaf. On the first episode, Joooey explained that he can only hear some noises with the use of his hearing aid. "As a young child, Joey attended a school where sign language wasn’t taught; instead he learned to read lips" although he flashes up the ILY sign every now and then.

The next episode will air on Thursday, June 26 at 10 p.m. on MTV. For information on how to vote, click--> MTV.

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