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To battle or not to battle...

Dance especially Street Dance has been very popular at the moment, what with Got To Dance and all the amazing crews that competed and the return of The Jump Off  but what I've been noticing lately is alot of ugly behaviour. You see dance is a form of expression, a type of release for most people and even on blogs there have been alot of debates about what makes a 'real' dancer and blah blah blah. I don't really understand what qualifies people to judge what makes a so called 'real' dancer or rated group or choreographer, I mean come on, we all do this because we love it right? Let's not ruin people's fun with ugly politics.
Your 'fact' is an opinion and sometimes opinions should be kept to yourself especially if you know it's going to turn into an ugly debate. As long as you're doing the best you can and not doing it for status, respect etc who is anyone to tell you that you're not 'real'? I've heard people saying that if you don't battle you're not a true dancer. FACT. Err...says who? I wish UK could stop cussing and just push one another. We are probably one of the most un-supportive countries. FACT. We would rather push down our neighbour than build them up. We'd rather support a New Yorker starting an open class than your own people. It makes no sense to me. Even with Got To Dance, alot of people were taking sides - Boadecia, Unity or A Team. They were all representing, why can't everyone just support everyone? If everyone did and voted at least one would of prob made it to top 3. They all did amazing!
The truth is we do this because we love it and no one has the right to tell people that they're not true to dance and that they're the only one's doing real Hip Hop. It's pretty ridiculous. No one has ever heard of a person becoming a millionare from dance, so this high and mighty attitude isn't really needed. Even I had to make a decison to not get involved in the whole dance beef crap. I support everyone regardless of personal feelings to individuals, everyone is talented and if we don't show support to our own, how can you expect anyone else too? I couldn't care less who rates me, my choreo, MYSELF 'cause who am I trying to impress? No one here is some all powerful God. I do this for me and because it makes me happy and if you don't appreciate it, don't say nothing.
I'm very proud of UK DANCE and the oppotunities coming up and I wish every group the best success. Get down to a class (not just your mates) and support! Buy a t-shirt, write a status, jump in someone's concept video -  just be supportive. Less of the hype + more love = happy dancers!
Good luck to everyone doing Idance, SAS and Nations Best Dance Crew!

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