Lately, this article by Alexandra Villarreal has been circling around the internet, as have many angry responses and annoyed posts bemoaning everything from the author’s ignorance about the dance world, to the fact that HuffPo published it, to the very idea that Dance Moms continues to be a thing. While I think the primary thesis … More We Created Maddie Ziegler
This video has been circulating on the web, and I’ve got a problem with it. On Facebook and other sites, the little ballerina is lauded for her technical skill and ability at such a young age. However, there are some serious issues at play in this little girl’s training, in my opinion at least. … More Are We Training Away Our Art Form?
Okay, I have to chime in on this letter that many of my dance teacher friends seem to think is so fantastic. I think there is a lot of truth to it, I really do. Yes, today’s students are empowered (and entitled) like no generation before. Yes, many are coddled by parents, coaches, and teachers. Yes, … More Cruelty Is Actually Not Needed: My Humble Rebuttal to “A Letter From Your Dance Teacher”