Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Just Not For Me

Recently I've been hearing a lot about "Dance Moms" on Lifetime, and a lot of people were raving about it. So, I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, it's just not for me.

Here's what I liked about it: I love the kids and the dancing. Here's what I didn't like: everything else. Seriously, it was awkward and uncomfortable and it just seemed ... strange to me. Maybe it's because I don't have any point of reference with this. I was never in a dance class as a child and my mother is not a stage mom. Clearly, or I'd be famous by now.

I could handle the tough dance instructor and even some of the high-strung mothers. But when it came down to the Candy Apples' coach bashing the Abby Lee dancers and vice versa, I was out. Honestly, it scared me a bit. These kids are talented, most definitely. But all the drama with the coaches and the moms and the other coaches just puts a damper on the whole experience.

What I'm trying to say is that this show is a major downer. And it really shouldn't be. It should be a fun, upbeat, happy show about these talented kids. Instead, it focuses on these ridiculous adults. Like I said, maybe I'm missing something.

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