Serious Question: Would You Let Your Child Dance Like This?

June 21, 2013  |  

There is no denying that little miss Kaycee Rice comes for it! The 10 year old little girl from Simi Valley, California recently competed at a dance competition and her performance garnered national attention when Katy Perry tweeted the video out to her 38 million followers with a simple compliment: !!!WeRk!!!’

RIce, who has been dancing since she was five years old and studied jazz, ballet and tap, danced to “Werqin’ Girl” by Shangela Laquifa choreographed by Missy Elliot’s choreographer Tricia Miranda.

And although the dance was hot fire, it’s got many people questioning whether it was too grown for a 10 year old, especially a ten year old wearing bedazzled booty shorts.

But Kaycee’s mom has a response for that.

‘It’s the performance, she’s not taking it home with her. She performs it and leaves and her hair looks like she’s just climbed out of bed, like a normal kid. I don’t worry about the moves as Kaycee doesn’t have a thought about what they are. She’s innocent and she’s not putting two and two together. It’s her being her, it’s the way she moves and that’s just her dance.”

Personally, I think it’s a shame we have to have this conversation but threats to children are very real. If this were my child, she probably could have done the dance with some longer pants on and been fine.

Check out the video on the next page and let us know what you think.

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