It's "better" than what Maddie does - it's all just very basic. I'm particular but not an expert - I just enjoy watching good dancing. Crunking and "hard" hip hop, I'm not fond of. I enjoy watching groups that have musicality and maybe are more "urban" (style). I'm from the West coast - so I'm used to seeing more of The Company, Keone and Mari, Jabbawockeez, Kinjaz, Quest, etc. My daughter has taken classes at Movement Lifestyle and the Millenium - that kind of dancing, like urban, but trained (Trinity Inay is a good example and Dee Glazer). I don't know - I mean I think classical training goes a long way, but if you do "hip hop" you kind of have to untrain your brain. I can't reiterate how pissed off I get when I hear Kelli say "world class" - world class, heck even decent dancers don't sickle their feet.
DCC does attract girls from Pom Lines, etc. I just listened to the podcast with Milan. I feel like there are dancers that would "like" to say they experienced DCC - but not serious dancers? I mean, my daughter's dream was to be a Rockette - but falls short of the height requirement. Milan surprised me regarding her explanation of who tries out "old" (according to her) women. I think, most of it is a look, but I think a few of them really need to stay in their lane. For example "Madi" - the Ice Angel and "Alex" - how many years are they going to try out but not improve? (Malena falls into this category too)