Stereotypes Associated With Dance
By Le Anh Metzger
Stereotype 1: Dance Isn't a Sport
Personal note/fact: I dance between 6 and 9.5 hours a week(that's almost everyday). Also, all my dance friends and I come out of dance sweating.
Picture: one foot, looks beautiful in the pointe shoe, but the other foot is what is on the inside, or after you dance; full of pain.
Stereotype 2: Dance Is Not a Real Job
Personal note: all my dance friends want to do something with dance when we grow up, don't crush that dream with stereotypes.
Picture: Abby Lee Miller, a famous dance teacher.
Stereotype 3: Dancers Don't Eat
Personal Note: Me and my dance friends all eat tons before and after dance:)
Stereotype 4: Dancers are Stuck Up
Personal note: to be honest, all my dance friends are the sweetest people in the world. We also help each other stretch ALL the time.
Picture: two dancers helping each other stretch
Stereotype 5: All Male Dancers are Gay
Personal note: one of my male dance teachers has a girlfriend
Picture: male dancer
Stereotype 6: All Styles of Dance are the Same
Personal note: I currently take two styles of dance, ballet and jazz, and just the two styles are very different.
Picture(below): different styles of dance, look how different they are from each other.