My son (11 now) started out in an all-boys tap class when he was 5. I was told from early on that he seemed to really have a feel for it. Eventually, they added all-boys jazz. Cool. Then I started talking with a friend who had a daughter his age, and she was telling me about a hip hop class, but there were all girls in it. We started late, and I MADE him go sit and watch for a time (arranged this with the dance school). Then, apart from this, he decided he wanted some item for school that cost $5. He could borrow one from the school, but he wanted his own. Fine, I told him, I'd buy it for him if he went to the hip hop class and actually participated for the next 4 weeks (end of the first term). He did, and the rest was history. He initially said that he wouldn't do the recital, and I said fine (warned the instructor, who said she would work on him.) Never heard another peep about the recital until he came up and told me nonchalantly that he was doing an 8 count SOLO in the recital! I mean....DUDE!! And boy, did that kid get the cheers when he was out there freestyling in his little solo.
(As an aside, all I have to do when talking with other dance parents is say "I have the boy" and people know instantly who my kid is. It's kinda fun. One mom told me that when her daughter saw my son in her class, she told her mom "Mom, there's a DUDE in my class!" LOL)
That kid loves the girls, and the girls love him. He's just that type of boy. And however he turns out (yes, I have heard the comments too), he'll still be a great kid. The only problem is sleepovers....most of his friends are girls, so we can't really do the whole sleepover thing. Oh, well.