Yesterday I saw my 10-year-old niece, Chloe, preform in this dance recital (I also met her new dog, Oliver). There were some very skilled young people in this show and I was impressed, although I have to admit that I focused on Chloe, when she was on stage, at the expense of watching anything else. Chloe goes out of her way to, unprompted, audition for such shows, works extremely hard, and has incredible stage presence. My sister says that she is a natural dancer and should pursue that field--a thought that makes me cringe as I think of the scum I've encountered that are involved in the theatre world. Then again, when I was my niece's age, I watched a lot of television, and look how I turned out.