#obsessed with Maesi’s new solo!!! @maesicaesofficial Every year I don’t think her solos can get better than the last but they always do!! 🌟🌟🌟Somehow they come up with even more impressive dancing and tricks to put in that always make my jaw drop! 🙌🏻🙌🏻Maesi’s also got the most #flawless front aerials I’ve ever seen, they are so graceful😍😍😍here’s a mashup of some of my fave parts! It was so hard to choose!
Choreo: @amanda.nalevanko.smith -
#maesicaes#wideawake#littledancer#opensolo#dance#acro#frontaerial#backhandspring #onehandedbackhandspring#gainerfrontaerial#tumbling#scorpion#flips#middlesplit#middlesplithold#leaps#tiltleap#dancemoms#littledancers #katyperrywideawake #katyperry
i’m rewatching dance moms from last night and it’s true i don’t like kendall as a person, but she really isn’t a good dancer. She’s obviously not terrible, but i’d say average at best. she just doesn’t apply herself to any dance and coasts her way through every dance. her solos are unbearable to watch, and anytime she’s in a duo or group she completely fades into the background. just my two cents 🤷🏼♀️
Linking black and "ghetto": the criticism of white mainstream views on the new Lifetime show Bring it.
So there is this new dance reality television show on Lifetime. Unlike Dance Moms this show is focused on a Hip Hop majorette competition team in the southern region (Jackson Mississippi) of the U.S.. The Dancing dolls headed by their Coach Dianna Williams (aka “Miss D”) ages 7 to 17, are said to be one of the country’s preeminent dance troupes, with over 15 Grand Champion titles and more than 100 trophies under their belt.
However what I’m really here to talk about is how every time a show with our faces come on it is somehow deemed ghetto or ratchett. These are words the mainstream have caught on to and use often, oh let’s not forget twerking -_-. White people have adopted these slang terms and slap them on any and everything but these are usually a terms reserved for something dealing with black people.These classist terms give white folks a get out of jail free card as they walk near the line of racism w/ out stepping over it. It’s beyond annoying STAHP!
As you can see by the opinions of some tweeters:
As you can see these lifetime viewers seem to deem this show a “ghetto” version of Dance Moms. Well let’s discuss the other show. Dance Moms has went as far as having physical altercations between the mothers and the dance instructors to the point where the police have been called and law suits have been filed. The instructor who sits on her behind during rehearsals spends time yelling and berating her dancers, cursing and arguing with the moms. During competitions she pins her dancers against one another and psych them out before they perform. The girls dance beautifully and win many competitions but as an instructor your job is to teach, improve and build up your dancers not tear them down. Who would want their child all around that type of chaos?
Somehow though I guess white is right.
A majorette dance team like any other team sport can improve a child’s leadership skills, work ethic and team work. It also gives them a chance to earn a scholarship in dance as many Historically Black Colleges and Universities have dance teams out there on the field with the marching band.
Don’t get me wrong there are some issues I have with the show. For one I get having closed practices as sometimes the presence of a parents are distracting to both the children and the instructor. Sometimes a child is hesitant and shy around their parents, but dang Ms. D you could have a closed off back room for them to sit in lol. Some of the moms tend to get a bit mouthy so I hope down the line the camera is focused more on the dancers but what is reality TV without a bit of drama? Ultimately this show is way more positive than it’s counterpart. The instructor can actually dance and you see her actively encouraging the girls. For example on the premier episode Ms. D gives a really touching pep talk to the team captain as she is nervous about an upcoming performance.
What I find so funny is viewers were praising little Asia on Dance moms for doing the same type of dancing but now it’s “ratchett”. Just because you don’t like it or it’s foreign to you does not mean it’s ghetto. Just because it’s not ballet doesn’t make it wrong or any less valuable. Saying so doesn’t make you cool. This show is very positive and it shines a light on a subculture that is very popular here in the south. Ms. D is a very determined and professional woman who wants nothing but the best for her dancers. She pushes them and sets standards without damaging their self esteem. That is the character that an instructor or coach should carry.
and to those who just deem majorette dancing as twerking or booty shaking which will lead these girls nowhere Ms. D definitely has words for you:
She says keep watching as you will see her Dancing Dolls are versatile and trained in multiple disciplines.
Check out this video:
Bring it on airs on Wednesdays a 10p eastern 9p central.
our last home football game is against non other than louisville. my goal is to find my main man Toddler and either get a pic or have him shotgun a beer with me. how iconic would that be REALLY ICONIC LEMME TELL YA