Sass in Dance

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loueeze
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Sass in Dance

Postby loueeze » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:26 pm

So, something which I find uncomfortable is little girls giving the sass in their dances. It's all very popular on Dance Moms and is creeping into lots of festivals and the younger girls. Some choreography is very sexualised at times and it depends on the adjudicators whether its a big no or they love it.

I know they've got to grow up some time but it doesn't seem right to me to see the pouting, hair flicks etc at such a young age. But how old can they be for it to be acceptable? Is it acceptable in some sections but not others?

My daughter is almost 10, but I'm still not comfortable with the thought of her 'flirting' with the audience. Am I old fashioned and need to get over it?

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Re: Sass in Dance

Postby mouskouri41 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:07 pm

Hi L :D
No you are not old fashioned I also find it stomach churning!
I am quite glad that "I " doesn't really have an ounce of "sass" and neither is she interested(not right now anyway-hoping this doesn't change overnight!) :shock: :lol:

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Re: Sass in Dance

Postby lotsolaffs » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:19 pm

You are not alone,I don't like it neither does my DD. Yuk.

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Re: Sass in Dance

Postby biscuitsneeded » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:16 am

DS dances but his school don't do festivals. He has a number of very talented friends who go to other dance schools and do festivals. I'm sure the standard of dance is very high, but my god, the photos on Facebook show 8 year olds absolutely caked in make-up, posing as if they were chorus-girls. I think it's grotesque.

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Re: Sass in Dance

Postby islandofsodor » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:25 am

Sass is very different to what you are describing which should be described as sexy.

Sass is more about having attitude, "bold and full of spirit" here I am look at me no-one is going to tell me what to do sort of thing. A bit cheeky. I love to see this in young girls dancing. Its a shame that so many dancers and schools mix the two up and go the way of sexy and flirtatious.
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