In this post, I mentioned that I'd provide you with "more on that" several times...here it is...
Being a Dance Mom? I just can't hack it. As much as my girl LOVES her dance...it'll never be a serious endeavor over here.
See...I guess I'm just a prude. That video of those incredibly young (and very talented...unfortunately that talent was NOT put to good use) girls dancing to "Single Ladies" in a very inappropriate and provacative way stunned me.
I COULD NOT believe that anyone in their right mind would a) choreograph a routine like that for girls under 8 (maybe even younger, I can't remember for sure) b) design costumes that trashy for aforementioned age group and c) that parents would be okay with their daughters dancing AND dressing like that...it just flabbergasted me.
Anyway, when our girl joined danced I was all...ugh. Dance? Then, I saw how much she loved it and that it provided her with an organized activity and then I was all...*sigh* all right.
Up until the last two performances, I was okay with what I was seeing. Appropriate routines, costumes that while I'd never have chosen the color scheme, they were okay, music that wasn't neccessarily enjoyable, but at least tolerable.
Then, came the first of the last two performances...the first time we saw some of the new routines for the other groups. When a song started out, "Dirty B...." and then launched into some sort of hip hop medley my jaw dropped. "Dirty B"??????????? and the very last beats of the song closed with...guess what?
Come ON! And, not to mention, that there were a few beats of "Girls" by the Beastie Boys...I know, I know "a few beats" who cares? Well, for those of us who grew up with the Beastie Boys, hearing those few chords, we KNOW exactly what that song is and what it says! GAH!
The costumes were okay...a little too "off the shoulder/ripped" for my taste, but no fishnet stockings or thigh high boots or anything. Phew.
Then came last weekends competition. Were our girls were instructed to wear make-up...and RED lipstick. They all looked like little harlots. Who makes these rules? These rules that our girls have to wear red lipstick? And why? Do the judges really think those cute little faces look better all gooped up?
*Sigh*...I'm probably in the minority over here, perhaps a little too "prude-ish"...but man. I actually enjoy watching the dance performances...but making our girls grow up and dress/look older than they are is unfortunate.
And what's more unfortunate is that there ARE costumes out there that are cute, and modest, and innocent...so why opt for the trash?!
I don't get it.
In other news...we TOOK 3RD!! (Yay!! Yippee!! Hurrah!!) Only, there were only 6 teams, two tied for 1st, one took 2nd, and we took 3rd. Which was really 4th...thank goodness for that tie! ;)