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Dance studios must choose their music more carefully

I recently attended a dance recital for a local dance school. The students were outstanding; their teachers obviously were very good at training the students. I was impressed with the hard work that went into the performances.

Unfortunately, I was very surprised that one of the musical numbers glorified domestic violence. It was about shooting your partner because he chewed gum and blew bubbles and ended with: “Wouldn’t you do the same?”

I realize that it came from a popular Broadway show, but there are thousands of songs from Broadway. It seems to me that with all of the violence in the world, and with the terrible problem of teen murders, this was a terrible message for students. I just hope that in the future, different choices will be made for these recitals.

Judy Capodicasa


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