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I only watched the first one, I thought the second was just  repeat    Anyhoodle, I HATE the camera jumping all over, I really can't comment on any of the dancing because I could hardly watch anyone for more than 2 seconds before the cameras swung all over the place!!
I WAS rooting for babygirl Asia until I just watched that ridiculously inappropriate dance...sheesh, just STOP it!!! clearly Daddy does not watch her dancing. My DH would SHOOT me if I let DD go on stage at ANY age popping her booty and showing the audience her crotch like that. yuck.
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I really don't think any of the dancers arehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWRuVIRShzk&feature=relmfu truly spectacular.  I stand by my earlier post that this show is going to be all about the momma drama.



More talent... This little girl is 6. 


For 6 I would have to say this little girl is spectacular.  Her mom didn't act  like a drama momma either. 


Great dancer.  The dance?  Not so much.  Way too much long, lingering "butt sass" for a 6 year old.
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Agree, way inappropriate for a 6 YO, I wouldn't let my 11 YO dance like that. She is talented and it's a shame her choreographer didn't showcase her talent in a more age-appropriate fashion.
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I posted the video to show that their were talented girls on the show.  I do not agree with all of the moves. 

We will watch the show. But Not to find out who the "best" dancer is.  The show will only show who the best dancer is, out of the kids that auditioned.  I wonder how many kids and moms tried to get on the show?  Does anyone know? 

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The flower in the hair thing is big where I live too.
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Yes, my DD wears one shoe.  She has not been marked down for it.  She CAN turn and does on both feet and shows that in her routines.


The only place a dancer would wear only one shoe is at a competition.  Unless that's all a dancer ever wants to do, it's not a good idea to get used to one shoe.  And it usually does follow with a dancer only having one good side. 
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I will say that this competition brings up something interesting. Both Asia and Jordyn look amazing in the above youtube clips. They performed their solos beautifully and Asia especially showed some moves I wouldn't know she had from watching last nights show. It's interesting to watch these obviously very successful comp dancers be put in a situation where they have to pick up choreography quickly and perform in on the same day. That is what professional dancers are expected to do. It will be difficult for Asia. She is 6..... just remembering a solo at 6 that you practice each week is hard for most 6 year olds. 


This is exactly what is expected of dancers at scholarship conventions like Nuvo, NYCDA, Jump and DTA. They learn a combination in each of the styles of dance and perform them at the end of the day before the instructors to earn scholarships to come back the next year for free (for those unfamiliar with these conventions). This is why our SO has our dancers participate in conventions - so they will learn to pick up choreography quickly.
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I was shocked by Asia's dance as well. Just not necessary.

The first thing I thought of when I saw the police outfit was the girl who wears the police outfit on the Toddlers & Tiaras show . . . and some of the moves weren't that different from Toddlers & Tiaras.

The other thing that I thought was that she mostly just kept doing the same two or three moves over and over (though that may be my "dance stupidity" coming out); so inappropriateness aside, I didn't like it because of that as well.
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Just as an aside, does anyone else think that the prizes for this competition ( a $100,000 cash prize, a four-year scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School and living expenses in New York City) are a little over-the-top ridiculous for this competition?

Can they really do this more than once?
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I really don't think any of the dancers arehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWRuVIRShzk&feature=relmfu truly spectacular.  I stand by my earlier post that this show is going to be all about the momma drama.


I disagree.  This little girl is 11.  I see lots of talent! 



More talent... This little girl is 6. 


For 6 I would have to say this little girl is spectacular.  Her mom didn't act  like a drama momma either. 


Wow that dance is innapropriate.  Licking your hand and smacking your ass at 6?
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Can you imagine what the Joffrey people would say about the YouTube video of Asia??!!
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<span style="font-family: verdana, 'century gothic', Arial; font-size: 12px;">Yes, my DD wears one shoe.  She has not been marked down for it.  She CAN turn and does on both feet and shows that in her routines.</span>
<br /><br />The only place a dancer would wear only one shoe is at a competition.  Unless that's all a dancer ever wants to do, it's not a good idea to get used to one shoe.  And it usually does follow with a dancer only having one good side. 


This is the same thing I was thinking. I would never expect to see a professional dancer in a show wearing only one shoe, so why get into the habit of only wearing one.
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It's gonna be ALL about the moms!! That was clearly evident in the interviews we had.


did you guys audition for the show? I would love to hear about it from an insider!
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Can you imagine what the Joffrey people would say about the YouTube video of Asia??!!


Would they be discussing the fact that she only has one shoe on?   
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We did audition.  A couple of paper surveys and questionnaires, and then we had two Skype interviews with the production team.  I think in the couple hours of Skype interviews they maybe asked Savannah 3 questions, and all three were about me.  They didn't ask any questions about her goals or how she sees the dance world.  What do I do when she doesn't win?  What do I do if someone bad mouths her?  How do I get the edge up on other dance moms?  What would I do if she quit?  How do we pay for her dancing?  How have my other children had to sacrifice?  In what ways am I competitive?  I'll have to see if I can find my copy of the questionnaire.
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Abby drives me crazy when she talks about their bent legs, sickled feet, etc.  She picked them!  Next time pick dancers with proper technique.

There were also a lot of hunched shoulders, arms flying everywhere, a lot of flash, no strong dance.
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She has to say something, otherwise, what use is she?  Oh yeah, none.
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I guess those girls were the best that auditioned.
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We did audition.  A couple of paper surveys and questionnaires, and then we had two Skype interviews with the production team.  I think in the couple hours of Skype interviews they maybe asked Savannah 3 questions, and all three were about me.  They didn't ask any questions about her goals or how she sees the dance world.  What do I do when she doesn't win?  What do I do if someone bad mouths her?  How do I get the edge up on other dance moms?  What would I do if she quit?  How do we pay for her dancing?  How have my other children had to sacrifice?  In what ways am I competitive?  I'll have to see if I can find my copy of the questionnaire.


Did she have to dance or show videos of her dancing for the audition, too (maybe I missed this answer in an earlier post or thread)?  I would think that the only way the show could survive is if they had very talented dancers to watch each week...plus they are probably casting for a variety of "looks" as well.  I am sure they want a "story" for each dancer (family issues, payments, divorce, illness, one parent is an alien, the kid was born with two left feet...you know what I mean).  I think they are looking for a total "package" for this show...talent has to be a part of it.

As for the police woman /handcuff/ booty smacking routine with song lyrics not meant for little ones..she is talented..she has command of a variety of tricks and turns, she has good musicality and she is polished in her presentation.  As for the content...I really think it is way off base and should never be performed by a child under the age of 18...bit then over the age of 18 dancer rarely do this sort of dance unless it is part of a musical theatre production of some kind or if they perform in a "gentlemen's club" (to use the term gentleman loosely). Is she by chance from California? They seem to have a different culture out there and what is deemed appropriate is very different than most other places in North America...


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It is pretty normal in lots of areas for 6/7 year olds to dance like Asia including where I live.  Our kids all know the difference between performing and real life even at that age.

As far as dancing with one shoe - it's not allowed at our studio period.  You either wear both shoes, dance paws or go barefoot.  Dancing with one shoe is not the norm in the real world and our studio is training girls to go on to careers in dance if that's what they went.
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Asias father is the one who posts the videos on youtube. She had a solo to PYT when she was 4 I believe and it was still "sexy" but a little more on the cutesy side. Now that she is 6 I dont think its very cute and her attitude is horrible as well! 
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It is pretty normal in lots of areas for 6/7 year olds to dance like Asia including where I live.  Our kids all know the difference between performing and real life even at that age.

As far as dancing with one shoe - it's not allowed at our studio period.  You either wear both shoes, dance paws or go barefoot.  Dancing with one shoe is not the norm in the real world and our studio is training girls to go on to careers in dance if that's what they went.


I am a very liberal person. 
My kids were not sheltered much and they probably saw shows and musicals and professional dance shows (even ballet companies) which were mature in content and nature. 
The difference is that the numbers danced or performed were performed by those over 18. 
I think that wearing a police uniform which, though is a dance costume and therefore more scant than other costumes, is very sexy, carry handcuffs (come on...) and moving in provocative ways is inviting people to think of the child as a sex object. 
The child herself may , in fact , be very innocent about what is possibly going through the minds of the perverts who are watching her dance, but the fact that anyone would actually post something that is so sexual in nature of their own child makes me think that the father (or mother or both ) is exploiting the child. 
Talented or no, there are just some moves, themes and costumes that are just not necessary at best and are bordering on child porn at worst. 
Also, police women do not want to be depicted that way...nor do nurse, or teachers or other professions which are routinely shown as "sexy" (and don't forget the ever popular "schoolgirl"). 
Children who are sexualized at such a young age and are given a lot of attention, affection, money, prizes, etc..for dancing and dressing in that way will learn that is what is important about them.  That will carry  on into their teen years (hard enough as it is) and as young adults. 
I have seen many. many talented dancers who do all the same tricks, turns, expression, etc.., but don't have the sexual content.  It just isn't necessary.
BTW, my dd did PWT when she was 6.  It was cute, energetic and totally appropriate in moves and expression and costume...I have seen many like that.
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Yes, we submitted two dance videos.
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I would like to watch some of Asia's videos. do we know her last name or what I can search YouTube for?
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Not sure of her last name but just look up asia 4 year old pyt she also has a solo to control by janet jackson
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