Lifetime Dance Moms Premiere

Dance Moms

On Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 10:00 P. M. ET/PT, the documentary series Dance Moms will premier on Lifetime Television.

I Just got a sneak peak at the first episode of this reality show about the Abby Lee Dance Studios, Pittsburgh, PA, and its approach to competitive dance. Watching an iron tap shoe coach and over the top moms push children emotionally, physically, socially, and financially makes me wonder about how some raise their kids in 2011. What are the priorities? Where is the balance? How does hearing an in your face coach scream, “I can make you or I can break you?” effect tomorrow’s future and its young people.

To one of the young dancers involved in the dance team and its pursuit of the ultimate National Dance title, little is friendship, happiness, fun; a lot is pressure, criticism, negativity. In this competitive sport what is expected is not a normal life. Training centers on choreography, costumes, hair, makeup, footwork, rules, and what judges want.

I suppose some thrive on confrontation and mayhem but personally not me. Is life supposed to be about teamsmanship, sportsmanship, and cooperation? Do you believe that it is not if you win or lose but how you play the game? Viewers will form strong opinions on appropriate or inappropriate after viewing Dance Moms.

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