If you’re not familiar with this show you should check it out; it comes on Lifetime. I’m warning you now, you might not be able to sit through an entire episode. I spoke on Lifetime losing their purpose a few posts ago. Lifetime used to be all about woman-empowerment; I’m not sure what happened, but it’s strange what they’ve become. This show is a train-wreck. It’s bad but you just can’t turn away. We start out with an overweight Abby; she’s the studio owner/dance teacher. It’s confusing because I’ve never seen a choreographer who doesn’t dance. You read that right; she tells the kids what to do, “ball-change, plié, spin!” It’s insane! Then she talks down to everyone: the kids, the parents. This lady is an overhyped bigot. Some of the things she says are just ridiculous. There’s a Black girl—Nia—that she makes do “ethnic” dances; said ethnic dances include booty popping on stage, dressing in animal print and flipping around on stage. The last episode she asked Nia to explain the heritage behind her name. Really? Stop. Her name is not Kujichagulia. :Eye roll:
The mothers are even worse. They sit around and fight amongst themselves—misplaced anger—because if/when they speak to Abby regarding their concerns, she targets their children. My thing is this, if I’m paying you, YOU work for ME! It’s ridiculous that you’re afraid to voice your concern when you’re the reason this lady is even relevant. Ridiculous. Half these kids don’t even want to dance, and by some parent living vicariously through them, that gets overlooked.
Finally, Melissa, Maddy’s mom, is raising a serial killer. This little girl is 8 years old and is a complete perfectionist who’s being taught not to cry, to be overly competitive and closed off. Hide ya kids, hide your wife!
I ♥ this show. There's dancing, comraderie, prayer, and of course, random outbursts of crying. Doesn't get any better. Laurie Ann Gibson is a drama queen! It's hilarious. But I will give it to her, she is passionate and she knows her ish. I like the advice she was giving Shannon when she talked to her about the difference between changing choreography and making the choreography her own. All of these girls have quite a story. It's something about being thrusted in front of a camera that makes the tears come out. Ah well, can't wait for next week. BOOM KACK!