I think it's great that little girls are starting to dance from a young age. And I'm constantly amazed by how good little girls are getting! I'm worried for what the affects the harsh training they're subjected to will be on their bodies, but they're sometimes even better than I am now, as a college student. But when dance starts to look like this...I worry.
Age 7: (gotta love Dance Precisions) the infamous Single Ladies
Age 7: (3 of the same girls as Single Ladies) My Boyfriend's Back
Age 7: (sexy seven year old firegirls. I'm scared.) Sizzle Sizzle
Age 8: TJ & the Lil Mamas
Ages 9-12: (she's good, but...) When I Grow Up
Age 12: (worries me less, but still a tad) Whip My Hair
I think that's enough. I just feel that using anyone under the teenage years for sex appeal in this manner is unnecessary and irresponsible of their teachers and parents. These girls can show off their skills without the skimpy two-piece outfits and "sexy" moves!
Disclaimer: I also understand that many of the videos I put above were from Dance Precisions. I'm not trying to say it's a horrible place, so please don't think I'm commenting on that particular studio. I think their dancers are amazing. Please don't take anything I said offensively! These are my own opinions and I do not wish to discourage or offend.