The other day I read in a Dance Spirit magazine that dance is about creativity.
True, said me.
And that dance is about expression.
Possibly true, but of what subject?
The article showed girls in crop tops (that’s bare midriff and often low cut in the front.) The magazine said, “dancers need to express themselves via fashion in their dance classes.”
False. Big, huge false.
Now, I know that a whole bunch of my dance industry peers think there’s nothing wrong with wearing a crop top to class.
Let me get my little soap box out.
Uh, there is something wrong.
1. The classical uniform for dance/ballet is a full leotard. You don’t see swim teams in bikinis. You don’t see pajamas worn in karate class.
2. The crop top and shorts look in dance is for recreational dance studios (think hanging out at the pool in a two-piece).
But for a pre-professional studio such as CRS, learning dance as a classical art form, we go full leotard and are proud of it.
It’s classical dance people… we’re not shooting a sexy, hip-hop video.
I once heard a community mom say, “Oh CRS has so many rules… like the girls can’t even wear cute glitter crop tops.”
Well, she’s right on both counts. I cater to parents who can figure this sort of thing out.
Speaking of going against the grain of contemporary thought, here’s the 5 Little Known Reasons Typical Stretches Aren’t Doing Anything For Your Child.
Copyrighted & published by Christine Rich
Master teacher, coach and author
The book: The Truth About Amazing Kids