Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars promises to wear the “most modest outfits” as reported at Pop Eater. The 19-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin will share the stage with professional dance partner Mark Ballas for season 11.
Does Briston Palin on Dancing with the Stars understand the beauty of the human form?
Not only is Bristol Palin a new member of season 11 of DWTS, Palin speaks professionally on “pregnancy prevention, abstinence, faith and life” and commands up to $30,000 per engagement. But what does abstinence have to do with dance?
The principle beauty of dance is the movement of the human body as it bends, rotates, stretches, jumps and turns. This body language, combined with a partner, can be as beautiful as an 18th century oil painting. “The next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head; look at the way the hairline grows; think of all the little bones in your wrist. It is a miracle. And the dance is a celebration of that miracle,” said famous dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. The aim of modest outfits is to cover the body. Is that not the antithesis of the art of dance and the art of movement?
The beauty of the human form in dance has nothing to do with immorality
Is Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars confusing the “skimpy” outfits professional dancers wear with immorality? “I see this as something that’s fun and that’s positive and I’m going to be able to show my work ethic to people out there,” says Bristol Palin.
Participating in Dancing with the Stars, a show that works you to your limit, but at the same time puts you in the best shape of your life, is no doubt positive. But to participate fully in the dance experience, should Ms. Palin save her abstinence and morality mantra for situations where it’s actually relevant? Dancing with Mark Ballas in a form fitting outfit does not mean you’re a tramp – it means you’re a dancer.
Bristol Palin Vows to Wear ‘Modest’ Outfits on ‘DWTS’, PopEater