You Want Your Daughter Doing This?

Here is a good example of why Ballet North does not do competitions or subscribe to the thought that these are somehow good for young, impressionable ladies and men to do.

The clothing worn, the garish movements occasionally flanked by gymnastics and the big-time $$$ to pay to participate in these things equals failure of any sort of responsible value test. Teenagers are going to push the limits anyway without being egged on to do so whether by peer pressure or on stage. And the connotation of your appearance being something to sell or use to get trophies is just one step away from qualifying for the oldest profession in the world.

Watch and enjoy, if you can: