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lise
05-15-2010, 08:13 PM
considering that they are marketing a bra at girls at the age of 6 these days, nothing surprises me.

IceKween
05-15-2010, 08:15 PM
Yep, WAY too suggestive. The hip rolls at the end were blatantly sexual. Combined with the costuming, it was in totally bad taste. Had they worn less revealing outfits with tights I'd be more okay with this.

They are all really good dancers. Just not liking that pedophiles could watch this and get off to it. It's right up their alley. Gross.

genevieve
05-15-2010, 08:41 PM
I remember watching a dance recital when my children were little. One of the more accomplished high school girls did a verrry suggestive solo to "All that Jazz". My friend said to me "Oh joy, look what we have forward to. We pay for ten years of dance lessons, costumes, competitions, etc. and then we can watch our daughters dance like strippers in front of all our friends." :scream:
My dance company used to go back and do an annual concert at the home town of one of the dancers. We would perform with all these kids aged 5-18. I remember watching the high school age girls doing a really raunchy performance to "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and someone commenting "Their parents must be so happy about all the money they've spent on dance lessons when they watch this." :lol: We also thought it was obvious that the girls didn't have the slightest idea what made the moves so sexy.

For this group of obviously much younger girls, I think the moves are fine - some of the booty shaking is a bit skeevy on girls that young, but those are valid hip hop moves at this point. The costumes are what make this really squicky IMO. I don't think there would be the same level of outrage if they'd been wearing full leotards with equally short skirts, minus the burlesque decorations.

KikiSashaFan
05-15-2010, 08:49 PM
I agree with everyone who has said that the costumes are the worst part. A different outfit would have made a huge difference. It's too bad really, they're all very good dancers.

Dr.Siouxs
05-15-2010, 09:03 PM
really talented girls! :eek: eys, the costumes were a bit in bad taste...

shan
05-15-2010, 09:30 PM
Icky all the way around -- valid moves or not. Some of the expressions on their faces were a bit creepy too.

Glide2
05-15-2010, 09:37 PM
I think if the outfits hadn't been so.....slutty.....there wouldn't be as much outrage. There are a couple of questionable moves, but with a cuter, less revealing costumes, they wouldn't stand out so much.

I agree. It's the outfits. :rolleyes: But the audience at the performance seemed to be responding to the girls attitude and confidence and not the costumes. On one entertainment show they had a video of a different dance performance by the girls in plainer outfits. It allowed the viewer to focus on the dance instead the vivid, odd costume.

talldrink
05-15-2010, 09:41 PM
I found it disturbing to watch the little girls do hip gyrations and shoulder thrusts. One of the last moves they did was the girls squating and thrusting their hips forward. Ick.

PDilemma
05-15-2010, 09:47 PM
I found it disturbing to watch the little girls do hip gyrations and shoulder thrusts. One of the last moves they did was the girls squating and thrusting their hips forward. Ick.

Yeah...that bit at the end. The outfits are only part of the problem here.

Beefcake
05-15-2010, 09:53 PM
What's the uproar? Whoever created this routine should be commended for teaching little girls about saving themselves for marriage! :saint: Now if the lyrics were "if you want it, better put a $50 on it [the nightstand]", that'd be a different story.

But, seriously, yes it made me feel a bit pervy. Those girls were fantastic dancers, though, for their age.

Prancer
05-15-2010, 10:29 PM
Just not liking that pedophiles could watch this and get off to it. It's right up their alley. Gross.

You know, people always say this, but I thought that what attracts pedophiles is innocence and childishness and not "mature" behavior. They are attracted to children, not to short, undeveloped adults.

Otherwise, not surprised by any of it. But I've been to some dance recitals and cheerleading competitions and fashion shows in the past few years, and while it's all kinda out there on the fringes, it's not all that different. The hip and shoulder bits at the end are right out of the video, as are other bits and pieces. If you send a little girl to hip hop dance classes, that's the kind of thing they learn.

Lacey
05-15-2010, 11:07 PM
Oh my holy bananas, I'm going to encourage my granddaughter to do something other than her dance class, just in case it is headed in this direction. Other than not liking the content, I think these particular girls can actually dance quite well, in fact, spectacularly, and I am surprised that they are this flexible at such a young age.

numbers123
05-15-2010, 11:27 PM
It is up to the parent to voice concerns. My niece was in hip hop, tap, ballet classes at a young age. She was talented, tall for her age and in classes with older girls. When the teacher wanted the girls to wear lots of make-up to look older, sister put her foot down and said no. Also had some input to the costume design.

kwanfan1818
05-15-2010, 11:55 PM
We also thought it was obvious that the girls didn't have the slightest idea what made the moves so sexy.
If the blond girl who's in the middle at the end of the video didn't have the slightest idea of what made the moves so sexy, then she's the best imitator I've ever seen. Were there no age limitation, she could fit into any pro cheerleading team.

allezfred
05-16-2010, 01:19 AM
Hideous costumes and tragic makeup aside, I don't see the problem. The girls are really talented dancers.