Dance: Group - Pretty Hurts
Song: Pretty Hurts - Beyonce (x)
Dancer(s): Jaycee Wilkins, Bostyn Brown, Dylynn Jones, Autumn Miller, Sophia Lucia, Tate McRae, Maddie Ziegler
Side Notes: The robe will be tied and over the leotard. The mirror will be long so the girls will all be sitting on the chairs facing the mirror. The drawing will be on their skin and leotard.
Story: All the girls will start their dances pretending to fix their hair and makeup, then they all face the audience and the judges dancing in their robes first then when the song says pretty hurts they take them off along with their ponytail and place them on the chairs to show the audience that being pretty as a girl hurts that they have surgeries, be in pain just to be pretty. They dance in sync on some parts, they have beautiful turn sequences and extensions. They will be at first happy when they are putting makeup on but once they take off the robe they will portray very sad emotions. Like they’re in pain.
It also describes that the goal of being physically attractive, is hurtful to everyone.
When the song says ‘pretty hurts’ what the girls are trying to convey is actually saying is that needing us women to look attractive, that being a societal expectation is really hurtful and painful to women.
When the song is saying that ‘the soul is what needs surgery’ it means that it’s not your face or body that needs enhancement, you need to fix your soul if you think that you need plastic surgery, or if someone else thinks you need it.
When the song also says ‘perfection is the disease of a nation’ it is trying to say that in America, this showbiz industry is so prevalant and photoshopping is all the rage and celebrities are under enormous pressure to look 100% flawless and that’s not how it should be, it’s giving us all disease of the mind, like for example girls becoming anorexic or bulimic etc. Or even milder disease, like insecurities, issues with body image, etc.
Its a very sad dance but it has a very powerful message to the girls that you are always pretty not matter how you look and what matters is the inside.