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2019 DCC Audition Speculation

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33 minutes ago, tigafer said:

Victoria is definitely looking very trim! 

She looks to be sucking it in. Let’s hope she can maintain it and didn’t just crash diet like some others during the calendar shoot 

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18 hours ago, hannahbanana said:

It is okay for Kelli to be critical of the girls because it is a part of her job. She may not do it in the best way and we may not like what she says or how she says it, but it is part of her job as director. We, as fans, are the ones who have no right to be critcal of the girls. And, like it or not, a lot of what is said by fans is just as critical and unreasonable (and many times even more so) as what Kelli says. Look at how much Maddie was raked over the coals as being too heavy and not having a 'DCC body' this past season (with at least one poster saying flat out she should have never been a DCC because she doesn't have a DCC body). We say we don't want Kelli to be so harsh and hypercritcal of the girls, but the exact same things (and worse) are said here and on other fan sites over and over. If she wasn't so stringent there would be even more complaints about girls being "overweight" and not having a DCC body. Doesn't make what she is doing right, but I can see the why in it.

And I've been biting my tongue on this for a long time, but it really isn't fair to put all the blame on Kelli and DCC when these girls do develop problems. It takes a certain personality and many other factors (one of which is the DCC environment) to develop these problems. If it was really all DCC's fault, 36 out of 36 girls (or a far higher number than do) would be developing these problems each year. Still doesn't make the DCC environment correct or healthy, but they aren't fully to blame either.

Eating disorders and an obsession with thinness, fitness, etc., are not unique to DCC. There have been hundreds of column inches written by former members of famous ballet companies, by former gymnasts, by former members of other dance and performance troupes, about their own battles with eating disorders and striving to stay thin and fit in order to keep performing and stay qualified under very strict weight and body shape requirements.
I think the most honest anyone ever has been about how the girls battle to stay thin came in two scenes - one was a girl at the first day auditions who was waiting for the board to be brought out and she mentioned if she saw her number, she'd be eating tuna and celery "again," but if not, she was going have a cheeseburger. The other was when Kelsey (not black-haired Kelsey but the one before her, with reddish-brown hair, who had stomach troubles and lost a bunch of weight) was eating a Combo pretzel snack as she drove to practice and mentioned that was her supper.

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On 5/15/2019 at 5:19 PM, BringItOn said:

Public speaking, dress etiquette, being respectful to staff, spatial orientation and precision .... 

Pure dance ability. For all her training, she never struck me as a very polished and precise dancer.

On 5/15/2019 at 9:54 PM, scorpio1031 said:

I agree!  She also does mock written tests and brings in alumni to coach on presentation and technique.  I would say taking her class every week would be worth the money.  She, like Sarah G, tells it like it is, which is what girls trying out need and it is what they are paying for.

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On 5/12/2019 at 12:52 AM, DCCme said:

There will also be the 27 different ways we will not so subtly be told that there was no favoritism (for a refresher or a drinking game they will sound like: she did it one her own merit, proved to the judges, everyone loved her routine, flawless, best legs, that girl was clearly in her space and it wasn’t at all VK being out of control, etc.).

Also the "legacies have it tougher because ... " line. Jay mentioned at one of the judging sessions last year about Victoria being heavy and said he expects the highest standards of legacy cheerleaders, since they HAVE lived with it all their lives and they know, better than anyone, the standards. 

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45 minutes ago, Cruisegirl said:

She looks to be sucking it in. Let’s hope she can maintain it and didn’t just crash diet like some others during the calendar shoot 

How can you tell?  That picture ( w/ lit up sign) is so dark.

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14 hours ago, BringItOn said:

Sad that girls from Dallas have nothing else to do. LMAO!

Maybe she means that Dallas doesn't have the kind of professional dance and performance opportunities that the coasts do?

55 minutes ago, Cruisegirl said:

Definitely not 500 girls. A picture doesn’t lie 

Wow! That is DEFINITELY down from years past! But the prospect of there only being seven open positions (barring any veterans not invited back to TC or being cut during TC) kept many of the marginal dancers away? I wonder how much of an effect the prospect of being on DCC: MTT has had on audition attendance?

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17 hours ago, KatieC said:

Has she actually said that on the show?  I’ve seen this said about Kelli over and over and am just curious as to the source. 

Kelli has mentioned this to various girls during uniform fittings. Vivian was one that stands out (the first season Vivian tried out) but there have been others. "Our girls your height are xxx pounds ..." I think Liz Reuter (not sure of the first season she tried out) was another she mentioned the height/weight comparison to.

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