"When I say I abhor how much emphasis the dance industry puts on tricks these days that is not to say that I do not value acrobatics, would not want my own students to receive an acro education or think that gymnastics should stay in its own facility. It is to say that I’ve been observing a gradual shift in the mindset of dance teachers and their teaching methods in a new direction where growth is measured in singular achievements. We want to encourage and reward the enthusiasm of young students and so we don’t feel like we are pushing them when we pile new skills into their repertoire, even if some of us know in the back of our heads that it’s too much. But we see the beam and pride of a seven-year-old who gets a quadruple pirouette or the ten-year-old who can execute a swich-split, so we ignore the fact that the seven-year-old’s double pirouette isn’t properly placed or that the ten-year-old cannot even land their split jump without making an Earth-shattering bang. We are teaching dancers that there is a Point A (cannot do the skill) and Point B (can do the skill) and that is all there is to it — that skills do not progress for ages beyond they have left the studio, that refinement does not matter."
Me, but I thought it would seem smarter if I put it in a quote.
the catholic church gives wine to 7 year olds but gay marriage is wrong
I mean this is totally out of context but is technically true. It is believed to be the blood of god and they are only given 1 tiny sip once a week but otherwise this is totally correct.
the catholic church encourages 7 year olds to drink blood every week but gay marriage is wrong
Wait, other Catholics were allowed wine before confirmation?
After my first communion I was only allowed that dry-ass wafer and had to wait until confirmation to even dip that motherfucking scratchy-ass dry shitty little paper nightmare of a wafer into that terrible wine.
FIVE YEARS OF THAT SHIT.
I haven’t done a jazz progressions class in years. Extension pirouettes? Owie owie owie.
Hey my fellow white buddies, can we all just agree that “feeling bad” about being white is not and has never been POC’s goal with us? And that understanding our privilege and actively fighting against our privilege getting us unfair treatment over POC is the goal?
And I strongly suspect that those of us who say we “feel bad” about being white don’t actually feel bad, we’re just trying to get POC to feel sorry for us.