I was just thinking about how BTF instills serious FOMO (fear of missing out) in young competition/convention dancers so it’s really no wonder kids almost exclusively attend their events. Like you see all these videos from Gen IV and in a few weeks it will be Dancerpalooza either posted by BTF social media accounts or little dancers themselves so kids have a visual of what they’re missing out on. Idk I guess it’s no different from other comps and conventions but it’s on such a large scale and for some reason it feels like more than just promoting the brand. To me it seems like there’s actual pressure to attend BTF events to stay relevant in the dance world which is totally not true and is actually so limiting. Not to mention the politics of it all (I know you all are so tired of hearing it but seriously) like if you’re not at all these events and pumping money into BTF and rubbing shoulders with their faculty then your chances of winning at their regionals and nationals are possibly jeopardized.