Apr 28, 2013

Dance Moms

Have you ever watched something that made you feel kind of uncomfortable and left you in total shock. The kind of thing that you definitely don’t need to watch to gain knowledge of any kind, but the kind of thing you can’t stop watching because the crazyness is addicting? And no, I’m not talking about Honey Boo Boo, but I could, because the show that I stumbled apon this week is called Dance Moms.

I’m pretty sure I’m the last person to find this show, because the internet tells me that there are already 3 seasons. Three whole seasons about a group of little girls that dance for days on end, their crazy moms and the I-don’t-even-know-what-to-say-about-her dance teacher Abby Lee.

I don’t want this blogpost to be a rant about how absurd this show is, however that’s not an easy task. I’ve only watched the first season and it feels like the moms are sending their kids to this Dance Company with a 16000 dollar check because ‘that’s what they wanted when they were young’. Some moms even admit that they were dancers when they were little, but that they quit dancing and now regret their desicion.

To me it’s both incredibly sad and also amazing to watch these kids perform. I don’t believe in sending your kids to dance class every day of the week, I don’t believe in extremely long hours and choosing dance over school a social life and more. I guess I just don’t need to be perfect and I defenitely don’t need to be famous. I do however have respect for all their talent, their drive and motivation and the skills they learn whilst dancing.

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With that said, I have to admit that I don’t even know what is more crazy, the kids schedule and the way their dance teacher ‘barks’ orders at them or the ‘dance moms’ as they call themselves. The moms are supposed to watch the girls practice, they’re watching them from a viewing room above the studio. And that’s were all the drama happens. I’ve seen parents get escorted off the property by the police for theatening, screaming and more. I’ve seen the moms get in fights with each other about costums, how unfair it is when one girl gets a solo and the other doesn’t and how there is always a favourite in Abby Lee’s class. And ofcourse when one mom doesn’t cooperate as the other moms expect she will hear about it; because they’re a team!

I don’t want to end this post on a negative note, so I will be ending with the fact that this show has given me at least 10 hours of entertainment so far. I love watching the girls dance and I love how involved the moms are.

So guys, what do you think about dance moms?