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danceronice
04-04-2012, 10:31 PM
Chloe does have fantastic line and extension. I do worry about her height though. Recent pictures of her show her being pretty tall compared to the other girls. With her long limbs, it is pretty likely that she will be a very tall young lady. That isn't a good sign for a ballet dancer. We'll just have to see.
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Well, there ARE companies that have historically liked tall (in ballet terms) but then Chloe's probably not destined for a prima career at this stage anyway. If she wanted to teach or dance with a smaller company, as long as she doesn't wind up huge she should be okay. And her mother doesn't appear to be hugely tall, always a good sign. As long as she doesn't put on a lot of weight as she grows, at least not where you can see it. (I don't LIKE the body-snarking reality of dance or skating but I don't imagine it'll change, either.) Height is an issue, true, though. My cousin basically had to quit because at 5'7" in stocking feet (forget being en pointe) she was just too tall.

And ITA with Karina--the reality-show dramafest of "a new routine every week!" is why they end up stressed and unprepared. Even if it's more than a week apart (I have my suspicions) that's a lot to ask a bunch of little kids to handle.

Latte
04-04-2012, 11:43 PM
I thought taking them to a tri out for a dance company when she doesn't even teach them ballet was kind of stupid.
And that is my point, why doesn't she teach them ballet and tap.
All they seam to learn is rolling around on the floor and doing acro. Not a well rounded dance training IMO.
Are all dancing schools like that now? How do they expect to become professionals if they can't actually dance?

Color me confused.

And I just don't have words for Abby's actions. Maybe she needs some professional help?

ArtisticFan
04-05-2012, 12:33 AM
I thought taking them to a tri out for a dance company when she doesn't even teach them ballet was kind of stupid.
And that is my point, why doesn't she teach them ballet and tap.
All they seam to learn is rolling around on the floor and doing acro. Not a well rounded dance training IMO.
Are all dancing schools like that now? How do they expect to become professionals if they can't actually dance?

Color me confused.

And I just don't have words for Abby's actions. Maybe she needs some professional help?

They have shown the studio having tap and ballet classes. Maddie has competed with a tap routine. Pictures have shown Chloe in ballet shoes. So it is offered but not emphasized on the show or filmed as much.

ArtisticFan
04-05-2012, 01:07 AM
Well, there ARE companies that have historically liked tall (in ballet terms) but then Chloe's probably not destined for a prima career at this stage anyway. If she wanted to teach or dance with a smaller company, as long as she doesn't wind up huge she should be okay. And her mother doesn't appear to be hugely tall, always a good sign. As long as she doesn't put on a lot of weight as she grows, at least not where you can see it. (I don't LIKE the body-snarking reality of dance or skating but I don't imagine it'll change, either.) Height is an issue, true, though. My cousin basically had to quit because at 5'7" in stocking feet (forget being en pointe) she was just too tall.

I started out as a dancer but was too short. Injuries and short legs kept me teaching rather than performing. As someone used to tell me. There is a sweet spot for dancers. Not to tall. Not too short.

danceronice
04-05-2012, 02:46 PM
I just caught most of Dance Moms Miami last night...

O. Emm. Gee. If I were those teachers I'd bring one of those spray cannisters of air you use to scare cats/clean keyboards and blast it at the moms every time they got out of hand. And if that were my child that snatched the trophy away from the other girl and was all snotty about it she wouldn't be able to sit for a week. Say what you will about Maddie, we've never seen her rip an award from someone's hands!

Okay, maybe not the little boy's mom. She doesn't so far seem to be a raging lunatic. ("You do realize you're nine, right?")

shan
04-07-2012, 02:44 AM
I was amazed that Cathy was so in your face nasty to the moms. I know I shouldn't be, but :yikes:

I felt bad for the other girls that Abby was so blatant in her regard for only Maddie. I don't think they've shown her comforting any other student or being as lavish with praise on anyone else. Of course maybe she does this when the cameras are off.

I know that the mothers know how Abby is and have felt that she plays favorites, but to have it in their faces I think was the breaking point.

My question is why would it matter that much if Abby left when she did? Other than being the leader and being a good example, the dances were finished along with the awards. I was a bit puzzled by the :drama: over that.

ArtisticFan
04-07-2012, 03:19 AM
My question is why would it matter that much if Abby left when she did? Other than being the leader and being a good example, the dances were finished along with the awards. I was a bit puzzled by the :drama: over that.

I have been reading a few reports that Abby left during the middle of the competition due to her mother being hospitalized. The producers have often played with the timeliness before so it is not out of line to think they could have here.

I am not a mom, but I think I would have let abby çalm down before confronting her on anything. I realize the moms are asked to bring the drama. But do they honestly think they are getting anywhere by making the situation worse.

Who knows what abby is most upset about? Losing to Cathy? Maddie losing? Coming in 10th? Her mother? Maybe something else. Maybe it took maddie breaking down and saying she was scared that abby would be mad to reach into her heart. I know she had a somewhat human moment earlier this season when she realized she made Kendall cry. Maybe she was starting to have another one of those moments.

shan
04-07-2012, 03:21 AM
I have been reading a few reports that Abby left during the middle of the competition due to her mother being hospitalized. The producers have often played with the timeliness before so it is not out of line to think they could have here.

That would make sense, she did look like she was in kind of a daze sitting there.

skateboy
04-07-2012, 05:52 AM
The pressure wouldn't be there anywhere near to that extent if Abby would just train ONE routine for each group and trio per season. Not a different routine every damn week for each competition, and not even a competition every single weekend.

I'm pretty sure that's for the sake of the show. Viewers would probably stop watching if the girls performed the same routines week after week.

shan
04-07-2012, 06:12 AM
I'm pretty sure that's for the sake of the show. Viewers would probably stop watching if the girls performed the same routines week after week.

But aren't they pretty much the same solo routines week after week?

Ozzisk8tr
04-07-2012, 06:40 AM
I'm probably going to get shot down in flames for this, but ballet dancers make very little money. Doing full time dance I told them I wanted to be a commercial/broadway dancer (I studied tap/jazz/ballet/acro/singing/acting...) and they told me "That's not even dancing". I made way more money than my peers who stuck with just ballet/modern/contemporary. I know it's not about money, it's about the love, but I love money just that bit more. Chloe should not specialise in just ballet as she is too good at the other styles of dance. This show is so like a train wreck, I hate it but I can't stop watching. :shuffle: