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I'm not quite sure how far reaching this show is to the world, but it is fairly well known here in the U.S. The name is "Dance Moms" and appears on the Lifetime channel -- a network that has prided...
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Thank you for everyones continued efforts and supports to spread across the country that Abby Lee's method of teaching young performers is WRONG and a disgrace to the entire Performing Arts industry...Staged or not-- there is a fine line between "Reality" & "Misconstruing." Lifetime Dance Moms

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LISTEN TO THIS!!!! Starquest said, "The show is FAKE!! Abby Lee Dance Company won awards that weekend, but not the same that she showed on tv"!!! Dance Moms Boycott Lifetime Dance MOMS Abby Lee Miller On Dance Moms

—SEPTEMBER 12th, EPISODE 20— Infinite Dance Cast (Ep. 20) – Michelle Gospodarski-Garcia Interview As the mother of a dancer, she is insulted by the message [...]
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"Parents...where are your heads and common sense....for every 'star' this horrible example of a coach produces, she shatters at least four in the process.....NEWS FLASH...there are other coaches out there who set a more appropriate level of professionalism, respect and skill for their athletes....YOU HAVE A CHOICE. When did we as 'intelligent' human beings decide that so long as abuse and terror is happening in a dance studio it is deemed 'success'.." -S.Neily Dance Moms Lifetime

"When I was a young dancer, I realized my talents were better used for choreography and behind the scenes." -Abby Lee Miller

-But, you keep using the phrase "curtain call" during a time countdown for competition (ex. "30 minutes to curtain call!!")...Curtain call is the time when performers bow after a performance...nott the performance itself Dance Moms Lifetime

If the rumor of "Season 2" for Dance Moms is true, please shadow/follow a reputable studio with a PROFESSIONAL instructor!!! Dance Moms Lifetime

Thank you everyone for your continued support!!! Dance Moms

Dance Moms If TRUE Dance Professionals are protesting against this studio and her instruction, clearly something is wrong..

OP-ED

Darryl Fink

17 July 2011

 

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Lifetime’s new show, Dance Moms, has hit a new all-time low for reality television, which is no easy task.

 

The show centers on a Pittsburgh dance studio and its 9 to 10-year-old competition team.  It is a cynical portrayal of the world of dance competitions and the people involved in it.  The coach/teacher is a tyrannical individual who lives by the motto of the sign that is posted in her studio, which reads: “Winning isn’t everything.  It’s the only thing.” This is drummed into 9 and 10-year-old girls.

 

The dance moms themselves are aggressive and self-centered, caring little about their children’s teammates.  And when it comes to their own child, the ladies main concern is to live vicariously through them.  In one scene, despite her daughter being sick, one mother tells her to ignore her stomach ache and keep dancing.  There are no likable human beings, save the children, in this so-called “reality” show.

 

The truth of it is, very little from “reality” exists in this show.

 

As the Owner and Director of Hall of Fame Dance Challenge for the last 10 years, and many years experience as a dance parent, I have been surrounded by dance moms who are caring, giving, and team players all the way.  We have been blessed to meet beautiful people all over the country.  In our experience, dance moms are no different than hockey moms or baseball dads in that they care about giving their children positive life experiences.  They give their children a chance to experience healthy competition, sportsmanship, and probably most important, from a social standpoint, interacting with others their own age.

 

Further, dance provides opportunity for college, scholarships and, in some cases, a professional career. 

 

Perhaps most important, this show births dangerous implications.  It is dangerous not only for the competition industry, but also for the dance world as a whole.  What is a young mother, with no exposure to the dance community, to think when she sees the depiction of crazed mothers and abusive teachers?  And this false exposure of the dance community presumably has the full support of a major cable network.  It’s harmful to the dance community.

 

I think the competitions and conventions that were filmed for this show were seduced by Lifetime and/or the show producers into believing they would be fair in their portrayal of dance life.  Apparently, Lifetime took advantage of their final cut privileges, duping my colleagues.  Suffice it to say that I find it unlikely my colleagues would agree to film a show about crazy dance parents at their event.

 

Occasionally you will get an over-zealous parent, but that is the exception not the rule.  And as far as dance teachers are concerned, the portrayal of the studio owner herself is so far from the norm that Lifetime should be ashamed of itself.  Shame on you. 

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"When I was a young dancer, I realized my talents were better used for choreography and behind the scenes." -Abby Lee Miller

-But, you keep using the phrase "curtain call" during a time countdown for competition (ex. "30 minutes to curtain call!!")...Curtain call is the time when performers bow after a performance...nott the performance itself. Dance Moms

-Abbie Lee: "I produce stars.." -The Professional: "My dancers dedication; discipline; & commitment has made them a star!!" -Abbie Lee: "The top of the pyramid is the star dancer.."-The Professional: "ALL of my dancers are star dancers!" -Abbie Lee: "You lost because the judges didnt like you.." -The Professional: "You did an amazing job! Im so proud of you!" @Dance Moms

27 new fans in the past hour!! Woo-Hoo!!! Almost to 500!!! Thank you everyone for ur support!!!

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OP-ED

Darryl Fink

17 July 2011

 

...

Lifetime’s new show, Dance Moms, has hit a new all-time low for reality television, which is no easy task.

 

The show centers on a Pittsburgh dance studio and its 9 to 10-year-old competition team.  It is a cynical portrayal of the world of dance competitions and the people involved in it.  The coach/teacher is a tyrannical individual who lives by the motto of the sign that is posted in her studio, which reads: “Winning isn’t everything.  It’s the only thing.” This is drummed into 9 and 10-year-old girls.

 

The dance moms themselves are aggressive and self-centered, caring little about their children’s teammates.  And when it comes to their own child, the ladies main concern is to live vicariously through them.  In one scene, despite her daughter being sick, one mother tells her to ignore her stomach ache and keep dancing.  There are no likable human beings, save the children, in this so-called “reality” show.

 

The truth of it is, very little from “reality” exists in this show.

 

As the Owner and Director of Hall of Fame Dance Challenge for the last 10 years, and many years experience as a dance parent, I have been surrounded by dance moms who are caring, giving, and team players all the way.  We have been blessed to meet beautiful people all over the country.  In our experience, dance moms are no different than hockey moms or baseball dads in that they care about giving their children positive life experiences.  They give their children a chance to experience healthy competition, sportsmanship, and probably most important, from a social standpoint, interacting with others their own age.

 

Further, dance provides opportunity for college, scholarships and, in some cases, a professional career. 

 

Perhaps most important, this show births dangerous implications.  It is dangerous not only for the competition industry, but also for the dance world as a whole.  What is a young mother, with no exposure to the dance community, to think when she sees the depiction of crazed mothers and abusive teachers?  And this false exposure of the dance community presumably has the full support of a major cable network.  It’s harmful to the dance community.

 

I think the competitions and conventions that were filmed for this show were seduced by Lifetime and/or the show producers into believing they would be fair in their portrayal of dance life.  Apparently, Lifetime took advantage of their final cut privileges, duping my colleagues.  Suffice it to say that I find it unlikely my colleagues would agree to film a show about crazy dance parents at their event.

 

Occasionally you will get an over-zealous parent, but that is the exception not the rule.  And as far as dance teachers are concerned, the portrayal of the studio owner herself is so far from the norm that Lifetime should be ashamed of itself.  Shame on you. 

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-If you watch Godzilla vs. King Kong backwards, its a movie about 2 monsters who resolve their differences and work together to build a city....If you watch Dance Moms and Abby Lee backwards, its a show about a 'Dancing Enthusiast' who not only exemplifies STRENGTH in her direction & relationships but, is a positive role-model for her students; families; and society as a whole. Dance Moms Lifetime