Amen. I feel sorry for the girls that have to work a 9-5. I don't think Kelly makes it accommodating at all for those that have to earn a living and can't manage on the +/-$4,000 that the DCC make per year.
You mention airbrushed and glossy, and you are right. I've watched since the first season, and yes, the quality of dancers have gone up incredibly. In the early years, maybe half the girls didn't have any formal dance training to speak of, but had enough rhythm and grace to make the team. Now, with the reality show feature introduced, 99.9% have already cheered in college and at