Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And we wonder why there's a problem with purity...

I've thought about putting my daughter in dance classes... maybe even gymnastics, but then I think about the skin tight outfits, the loads of make-up (more than any adult should wear, nevermind a child!), and the flirty, even sexual, moves that make up their routine, and I know that I could not possibly do that.

Even so-called "Christian dance groups" are not much better. I wouldn't want my teenage daughter looking or acting like that, and I definitly don't want her portraying that image at the sweet, tender age of five.

This short article makes a great point- just by giving you a wordy visual. Read it now.

8 comments:

jonash said...

That article is one of the saddest things I've read recently! Your post is just so true. :(

Ashley
www.homesteadblogger.com/Jonash2004

Arlene said...

That's disturbing. The very people who should be protecting and sheltering these children are exposing them to things that are absolutely appalling. I wonder if these mothers would think it cute if it was their 15 year old daughters dressed this way and dancing in some club. Very disturbing.

Renita said...

Wow! That's an eye opening article!!

Wenchy said...

Agreed. I also cringe when I see little girls wearing short skirts with just panties underneath. Meh

Full of Heart said...

I have to say as someone who danced for years that YES, there IS a LOT of this, but not all dance, at ALL is like this. I think if you watch a class before enrolling and try to find a class that doesn't do the overly sexual thing, that then you'd be safe. As someone who used to teach dance myself, I can say I NEVER EVER included moves that were sexual, put the kiddos in sexual costumes or anything of the like. In addition, I have to say that not ALL types of dance are like this. At most places if you take a classical ballet class, it is still classical ballet, not the trash you are talking about.

Nikowa said...

I completely agree....

warren said...

I know what you mean. My 5 year daughter is interested in dance and the like but I just cannot see dance lessons. Already, she has learned to have a "look" when she gets her picture taken. I don't know where she picked it up but it scares the daylights out of me. I can't imagine having someone teach her to have "the look" plus a lot worse...scares me a lot. I prefer to teach my little girl to eat dirt and play woth worms...I get that stuff at least and we can be rpoud to do it together!

Alexandra said...

So true. I was in dance when I was little and my mom took me out because of the same thing. Good post.