If you're anything like me, you're all too familiar with The Colbert Report. And, if you're anything like me.... there are many little aspects of your dance life that annoy you to no end and eventually "threaten" your sanity. In grand tradition of merging those two concepts, I now bring you:
THE DANCE THREAT DOWN**
THREAT NUMBER FIVE: People who refer to a grande jete entrelace as a "grande jete en tourant." Those are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, people.
THREAT NUMBER FOUR: People who costume their ballet pieces in pink tutus, pink pointe shoes, and....tan tights. Because really.....DEAR GOD, WHY?
THREAT NUMBER THREE: Stage parents. Now, I'm not talking about the parents who show an active and encouraging interest in their child's dance training; I'm talking about the kind who push their kids so far and so hard that their kids are having anxiety attacks over their "dance career" at the age of five. GAH.
THREAT NUMBER TWO: Dance Partners who don't shower. 'Nuff said.
AND NUMBER ONE ON THE DANCE THREAT-DOWN:
**Dancers, I plan to do a couple of these. Something bothering you? Send me your rants at MButterfly [at] Notesfromupstageleft [dot] com. You will be credited and (if applicable) linked. Give me your angry, your annoyed, and your huddled, threatened masses aching to rant!