I get it. As a dance educator for 47 years I have seen it all and experienced it all. I have put my students in competition (business owner) and understand why directors put students in competition. I also understand why some of us run away from it. Chasta Hamilton explains it all in a clear and concise way. She lays it all out- the good, the bad, and the ugly. My conclusion is that she is brilliant and true to herself. The book is what I have been searching for for years. I thought I was the only one who thought this way about dance competitions. I know now that I am not alone. Donna Reese
A serious critique of the competitive dance industry and a "must read" for parents with children engaged in any sort of competition. Also an excellent roadmap for self-realization and personal growth, especially during these challenging and uncertain times.
This is a must read if you have ever been involved in any competitive arts field. From subjective music and theatre adjudications, this book rings true for so many artistic fields; those involved know how negative an environment it can be. "Complaints are not action." This book is a FABULOUS look at how to approach the arts world in a more positive and fulfilling way. Best read of 20201