Monday, January 30, 2012

This or That with Ian from Chance to Dance for You (Chance to Dance for You Blog Tour)

Today we have Gail Sidonie Sobat  here for a character interview with Ian from Chance to Dance for You! This post is part of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Chance to Dance for You. You can find out more about the tour here. Make sure to visit all the other stops of the blog tour if you'd like to know more about Chance to Dance for You!

Sunrise or sunset?
While sunrise is often the beginning of Ian’s dancing day, his preferred romantic time is sunset and the hours after sunset because of the secretive nature of his romance with Jess.

Half-empty or half-full?
Ian is a half-full kind of guy. He sees his life and his art—dance—in terms of potential, not lack.

Summer or winter?
Summer! Winter poses hazards (icy sidewalks and streets!) for a dancer who aims to be professional.

Vanilla or chocolate?
Chocolate. Ian is definitely not into white. He thinks there’s too much white in the world, like dead white guys, horridly racist white shopkeepers, architecturally controlled white neighbourhoods, etc.

Cats or dogs?
Cats. They’re more acrobatic and like dancers.

Coffee or tea?
Ian hates coffee, but never objects to a nice cuppa hot Rooibos.

Outdoors or indoors?
Ian loves the outdoors, but so much of dance is performed indoors in rehearsal studios and on stage, so if he had to choose, he’d pick indoors.

Being in a crowd or being alone?
Soloist! Ian longs to be a principal dancer in a major professional ballet company, though of course he understands that “company” means teamwork and pulling together.

Being able to change the past or living with your mistakes?
Living with mistakes. Ian is all about growing and learning from the past, then moving onwards.

Superpower: Being invisible or flying?
Flying! It’s all about the grand jeté!

Jeans or sweats?
Sweats fit best over dance clothing.

Polka dots or stripes?
Stripes, because that’s how the rainbow appears, and Ian has definitely embraced the rainbow.

Thanks for the great answers, Gail!

Make sure to check out all the other tour stops, and keep your eye out for Chance to Dance for You, which will be released on May 1st.

Chance to Dance for You by Gail Sidonie Sobat
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Ian lives in a suburb where everything's the same. The houses are the same; the cars are the same; the families are the same; and their aspirations are the same. But Ian is different.
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.


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