Re: For those with kids in dance
It is common...but, it depends on the studio. We were in one studio where the songs were not age appropriate, and as she got older the dance moves were not appropriate either. At first they just stand on stage and move one foot while lifting their arms and looking cute.
We left the studio with inappropriate moves and songs, then went to one where they did songs like "bumble bee" and "Green acres". Even the questionable songs weren't bad.
The owner left and the teachers took over the studio when my daughter was 17 (she'd been there 11 yrs by then) and they had the 9-11 yr olds dance to a Nickleback song "Something in your mouth" at the recital. I was FLOORED. She did the recital, and we gave our notice that night.