it looks like we’re running away from Nic but then Olivia was a little to slow and hi fives him then we all look at them like “omq!!!ARE YOU OKAY?!”
bahaha I run to my spot and then stomp my foot. must have been all that adrenaline. :]
Wow. I really wish I could say this is true… One thing is for sure, I don’t have it straight. I don’t think anyone has it completely together.
I’m in need of enlightenment.
omq omq. I be rite duur deborah.
disclaimer: these statements are not aimed at one particular person, but rather a number of individuals on a number of occasions from this past year. now that the competition season is over, I decided to reflect.
When I see your faces when you win, “less than first place”, or when I read your status updates about how you and your team are “taking over”, I’m reminded that there exists a poison in our dance community.
It’s true, there are directors and choreographers that believe that a first place trophy defines you. And I think that’s sad. I personally don’t see the correlation between the “love of dance”, and being the “best”. It’s one thing to help your dancers reach their potential, and to push them to be their personal best, but to teach them that winning a first place trophy is that definitive moment? Teaching your dancers that ‘second place isn’t good enough’?
Are you kidding me?
Do we realize the kind of animosity that can create between teams and their respective leaders? The kind of division that our community will suffer from? The kind of negativity that can generate?
It sucks to think that there are leaders who don’t see it that way, and it especially concerns me that some of the next generation is influenced by these teachings.
Good talent can be truly effective when raised with good values. I wholeheartedly believe that the future of our community depends on how well we raise them.
So let’s place our values in more than a trophy.
Know that as long as I am a figure of influence in this community, I will stand against this.
I ask you humbly, to consider doing the same.
Afterall, poison spreads.