To all the Bluenoses......to quote Bruce R. McKonkie......"The Church has no need for the Fanatic!"
I don't know about this show particularly. I have tried watching dancing
competition shows b'c my wife likes them, but always am repulsed by the
poor standards and suggestiveness of "dancing" these days.
Lindsey always carries herself with such grace and poise, she shares her
testimony in a beautiful and articulate way. She is a wonderful role model and
representative of our church - plus she really can dance!! Congratulations girl,
we rooted for you the whole way!!
Also, some saying that athletes and swimmer wearing this and that due to the
sport, what if a person used that excuse to wear something really immodest
because they are an exotic dancer or model or entertainer, would their chosen
profession justify tossing aside what they have been taught? I see the same
line of reasoning with these dancers.
If the gentleman in this "sport" were showing more leg, chest and
shoulders like the women I might be willing to agree that the clothing makes a
difference in performance. I would argue that there's very little that
could be suggestive or sexy about watching a swim meet or gymnastics. However,
much of the dancing is very suggestive. For this reason, I do not care to watch.
This is to Fuller in Mesa Wa.I can tell you that Lindsey Stirling is out
on tour. As she regularly plays Spokane, I think she will be in your area in
early December. I live a bit South of Tacoma and will be seeing her on the 18th
of Dec. in Portland Ore. I do not know how much you know about Miss Stirling but
for us who are her longtime fans she is an inspiration-a person much larger than
what you saw on DWTS. She is the 'Darling of YouTube' because of her
music, because of her videos and because she reaches out to those who listen,
teaching them how to (in her words), "write your own story because it truly
is yours to write!" Lindsey Stirling is the real deal, she has an inner
humbleness that rivals the great Dolly Parton, she appeals to young and old
alike. Oh and she calls herself a "nerd"! I would recommend the
following videos from Lindsey's Official YouTube Channel, LindseyStomp:
"Crystalize", "Beyond The Veil"; "Transcendence
(Orchestral)"; "The Arena" and ....well pick and choose as you will
at random because she has dozens and dozens of wonderful songs. Should you
choose to come see her, here is a direct quote to you from Lindsey herself;
"Welcome to the family."
I’d love to hear more info on these three young women.. Are they the only
LDS dancers on DWTS? Are they married? I’ve loved watching Lindsay and
Whitney go from So you think you can dance to DWTS.. Also Jenna!! She is one
of my favorites too.. Jenna reminds me of the dancer Ann Miller!! Loved her
dancing .. long legs great extensions.. Wish the DWTS tour came to Spokane or
Kennewick Washington.. They would sell out.. even Boise.. I’d drive 4-5
hours to watch !! My youngest two daughters teach ballroom dancing and I love
watching them too !! Please tell me more on these ladies.. thanks!! Sincerely, MaryEllen Stoker Basin City, WA
Reply to Kevin. I absolutely understand what you mean regarding garment
standards. Perhaps this is similar to other sports where you dress differently
due to what you do . . .racing is one sport that comes to mind. .
swimming..seems to me that with the type of dancing you need to do on this
program, a dancing costume probably isn't going against standards. Just my
take on it.
Focusing on the positive... It was so impressive to see the improvement of
these beginner dancers. I admire their teamwork, dedication, sacrifices, and
courage in the face of a number of challenges. They put themselves out there,
not sure where it would lead. It was fun to see the creativity and fun they had
with this season. All three finalists deserved to be there, and worked harder
than I can imagine to get there. Lindsey Sterling's humility and
graciousness have left a lasting influence on my life.
As a 'Stirlingite' fan I naturally rooted for Lindsey to do her best.
I am thrilled that she was able to achieve second place. Lindsey's
experiences from this competition will serve her well throughout the rest of her
life, she will be an even more amazing 'Dancing' Violinist than ever
before! Once again Lindsey Stirling has put her life out there for the world to
see and be inspired by. We her fans, (and her many new fans from DWTS), are the
real winners here. Our hat is off to Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold for an
amazing run and for their well deserved win. Thank you Dancing With The Stars
and each and every contestant for this season.
And_im_a_mormon - Salt Lake City, UTDo and internet search on BYU
Gymnastics and tell me their clothing is more modest than the clothing worn by
the performers on dancing with the stars.
Wookie - Omaha, NEYou probably will want to stay away from swimming
pools and gymnastic meets. Most of these costumes are similar to a swimsuit or
@WookieDo we use the excuse that this is dance and thus it’s
acceptable?Who is "we"? Members of the Church? I'm in my 5th decade in life as a faithful member and let me suggest one
thing. Worry more about "I" than "we".
Who's on first?I realize that this article was focused on Lindsey
Sterling, but it omitted the details of who took first, while hedging about it.
Wookie: Finally someone says it. Not to put words in your mouth, but there is
more than a subtle difference between "agency" and "compromise".
How many young women have faced suspension (or worse) at BYU for wearing a
sleeveless shirt? Since when is hypocrassy on the Mormon menu?
I didn't see anything immodest about her costumes! I saw gracefulness and a
beautiful display of art!
Wonderful performances by all contestants and their partners. I believe the
fact that the live online voting for the finals was only open to viewers in the
Eastern and Central time zones may have affected the outcome since Lindsey
Sterling probably had a greater following in the Mountain and Pacific time
zones where live online voting was not available for the finals.
I imagine it is a struggle for professional LDS dancers to maintain
"garment" standards in an industry that almost has no standards. While
it is easy to point fingers, it is ultimately between them and the Lord on how
they dress while performing. That said, Lindsey did great and
should be proud of 2nd place.
What a great run for all the performers!! Since the spotlight has been on
Lindsay, I would congratulate her on an amazing run!! ...er, dance!!
Magnificent movement! Beautiful and gushing with grace! She lives in
I am not going to be popular with my comment but when I see what some of these
LDS women wear on this show it reminds me of the comment in the Strength or the
Youth that we should not use a special occasion to lower your standards. Do we
use the excuse that this is dance and thus it’s acceptable? As a father of
3 daughters I struggle with the messages that some of these lds women share by
the way the dress and the example the set. I understand agency as I fully
support it myself. I just don’t understand or appreciate the excuse to not
be your best. Had they worn something modest it wouldn’t have taken away
from their talent. Why not take a stand?
Congratulations Lindsey and all these ladies. As promised, I didn't watch
the show, but ABC confirmed to the world that this is not a dance contest.
I'm glad the 'contestants' had the chance at this experience. I
wish a network would do a dance contest show. Many would watch such a program.