Single Ladies Controversy

May 16, 2010

Well, I wouldn’t be a dance mom if I didn’t blog about this. It took me a while to decide for sure how I felt about this, but here goes.

1. No one can argue that the girls are talented. All I can say is WOW!

2. The song choice doesn’t bother me since the song is features in a children’s movie.

3. The dance moves….Well, it is an urban dance competition, but I do think this pushed the envelope to far.

4. The costumes were an ill choice when put with the choreography. One or the other would have been less shocking.

The reason that this had so many people shook up is that dance is not considered a “real” sport despite the physical demands and dedication that it requires. Remind your little dancers that the only real athletes are dancers, everyone else just plays games…A little humor there.

Anyway, I wish everyone well as they go into nationals across the country. Try to ignore the hype that will surround competitions for a while.


Stop Giving Me That Look!

March 27, 2010

Okay, I’ve had enough!  I’m minding my own business, creating this blog, and in no time I find myself getting THAT look.  We all know the look I’m talking about.  It’s that judgemental expression that comes over people’s faces whenever you tell them that your child is involved in dance. 

I ran into a few people that I went to school with (didn’t like them then, don’t like them now).  They did the usual, “OMG, I haven’t seen you in soooo long.  How have you been?”  So blah, blah, blah.  I give them the usual polite answers, wishing I had talked my daughter into having lunch somewhere else.  Then I get to hear all about how they are on their way to soccer and softaball practice.  Their kids just love it.  (Wonderful for your kids, now go away)  Then comes the dreaded question, “Is your little girl in to sports?”

There it is, I know what’s coming, but I do it anyway and tell them that my daughter dances.  Then there it is, THAT look.  I can see it in their faces, they both think that all I do is throw money away on silly costumes, slap some make-up on my daughter, and praqnce her around on stage.  It’s that look that is normally reserved for pagent moms.

Here’s what I would like to tell them:  I didn’t like you in high school and don’t understand why you are talking to me, but since you insist, just wipe that smirk off your face.  Yes, my daughter is in dance.  At six, she has probably suffered more pulls and strains that your little mini-me has ever thought of.  Dance is a very physical activity that makes a lot more cultural sense than chasing a stupid ball or standing in a field waiting for some ball to come to them.  It takes dedication (far beyond a once weekly practice), skill (anyone can run after a ball), and grace.  Most kids can’t hack it.  And by the way, soccer is highly overated and no one likes a soccer mom, softball is the equivilant of watching paint dry, so drop that “You crazy stage mom that dresses her little girl up like a prostitute and throws her out on stage” look from your face and go bother someone else with your sterotypical “stuck in the ’90’s” past times.

I want to say these things, but I don’t want to get thrown out of McDonald’s, so I stew in silence and type away as they leave, wishing that my parents had the foresight to home school me so that I never had to endure speaking to old classmates.

Hey All You Dance Moms!

March 27, 2010

Welcome to my new blog about the trials, joys, and frustrations of being a dance mom!  We all know that it can be a crazy, but rewarding experience as we watch our children enjoy the rewards of dance in its many forms.  It can also be a lonely experience as non-dance parents won’t understand the demands that are placed on us!

I’ve decided that since this is something that takes up so much of my time, why not blog about my experiences, deals on dancewear, competition tips, and other little tips and tricks from the web regarding dance.  So, give a shout out to other dance moms!

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March 27, 2010

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