Thursday, January 16, 2014

There's Always One Parent Who...

At every dance studio, there's always a parent who: 

  • is entirely clueless. She doesn't know how many numbers her child is in. She has no idea the dates of any performances (despite the notices sent home.) This parent may even be so clueless as to not know what style of dance her little charge studies each week.
  • is overly involved. This parent doesn't miss a move her dancer makes - and it doesn't change, whether the kid is 3 or 13.She never leaves the studio, no matter how long the rehearsal is. She can often be seen interrupting class to make sure her little snowflake's skirt is on straight.
  • is the information guru. This mom not only knows what dances her child is in, she can tell you what dances YOUR child is in. She knows the division and style of each number, and can recite the competition and performance schedule like she knows her own name. *note, if you are mom #1, make friends with this mom. 
  • is obsessed with winning. Most of this obsession revolves around her precious snowflake's solos because no one in the entire studio possesses enough of her fabulosity for the group dances to matter - so it's all about her solo -and she'll accept nothing less than 1st place - or at least placing ahead of everyone else in the studio.
  • is the deadbeat dance mom/dad. This parent doesn't even know where the studio is. They don't care what their dancer is doing because it's not what they want them to do. 
  • is the team suck up.  This parent will do anything to get their kid ahead. This includes buying special gifts for the dance teachers/studio owners, stalking judges in their hotels at competitions and buying them coffee, and offering to pay extra for special treatment. (Think Jill on Dance Moms.) 
So, which one of these parents are you? Are you a combination?


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