I'm not much on Reality TV. I only watch American Idol after they get to the top ten, and even then it's only sporadic. I watched the first season of Survivor and haven't watched since. I've never watched a Kardassian, a rapper, a former playboy model, or anyone from the Jersey shore. But I can't stay away from Dance Moms. ...more
Winter break is over and it is late February. This is the time that we dance teachers focus on what is going to be presented on that stage this Spring. Call it Revue, Recital or Dance Concert. It is all the same. Those beautiful dancers that you have been preparing with all that dance technique are going to show what you have taught them. …..And this is what we teachers have going through our heads this time of year.
I work from home. This means that I am actually inside my house the majority—if not all—of the day. Every day. Therefore, the list of things that drive me crazy has been steadily growing. I don’t know if it’s just that I’m becoming less patient, or maybe I just need to get out more. Either way, the members of my (poor?) family are both the perpetrators of some of these acts and the recipients of my all-out insanity when they occur....more
Yesterday, one of my favorite shows, Dance Moms, returned to Lifetime for its second season. I would be kidding myself if I claimed that my primary motivation for watching it wasn't hedonistic in nature, but I'm not a believer in "mindless entertainment." Even the most seemingly valueless books, movies, and TV shows (think Jersey Shore) can tell us something about the society in which we live and interact with one another. It is with this mindset that I kick back every week and indulge in a little Sister Wives and the other reality TV shows that my family makes fun of me for watching.
A new parenting reality TV show out of, sigh, my hometown of Pittsburgh filled me with a series of emotions this week as I watched it. Most of those feelings were negative as I sat and endured the first episode of Dance Moms on Lifetime. I found myself compelled to yell back at the TV as Abby Lee, the dance studio dictator director screamed, yelled and generally berated these nine-year-old girls....more
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