There are dance studio owners mad and concerned about how Lifetime’s reality show, Dance Moms, is affecting their business. They want to boycott it, voice their outcry. But are there other ways to battle this kind of negativity? Learn why the stuff that ‘makes us look bad’ as an industry can actually be good for business and how to turn negativity into opportunity.
If your child is asking, investigate the reasons she wants to take a new or additional dance class. Costume style, choreography, musical accompaniment, or maintaining friendships may be no less valid or less important to her than the desire to enhance her skills. Dance should be fun, too! Do not devalue or brush away these motivations, they are part of the equation.