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#16 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 07:43 AM

Sorry, lalou, but I do think that it is quite possible to show a great deal of expression and confidence in dances that are choreographed in a manner that is tasteful and age appropriate. Unfortunately, a great deal of the work being done in some schools, especially competition oriented schools, is neither tasteful nor age appropriate, not to mention that very little real technique is being taught.

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 02:47 PM

Hear, hear!

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Posted 19 October 2001 - 11:39 AM

Who looks more confident, kids who flaunt their sexuality, or kids who present themselves as more than their bodies? Which look like the more interesting people?

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Posted 19 October 2001 - 12:45 PM

Ken, I'm with you on this -- but it may be a generational thing. 20/20 (I think, or one of the other news shows) did a feature on sex and image a few years ago, with grade school kids. They showed someone who looked like Mary Tyler Moore -- the "nice girl" of the 1950s and she was judged sort of haughty and not very nice. Then they showed someone who could be a pin up girl in a not nice at all magazine and they all smiled -- "SHE looks real friendly," was the consensus.

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Posted 18 November 2001 - 03:55 PM

[quote]Originally posted by dirac:
A swing dancing revival constitutes a return to refinement? Yes, times have certainly changed. smile.gif

But isnt swing a little provocative as well???

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