I see what you mean, Orthonorm. A former priest and Matushka of mine had a 4 year old in ballet. A few weeks before, they found out that even the little ones were going to be made up. They took her out of that class and found a ballet teacher who didn't believe in using makeup on children and switched to that teacher instead. I told them, "good for you", and said I wished more parents would take the same stand and end this sexualization of children (and I don't think some of these dance teachers even realize what they are doing). I went to a recital for the group that my nieces danced for and about lost my dinner at watching the little kids. It was a 30's type dance and the little girls were all wearing curly blonde wigs and short skirts with a shell made of sequins (and a ton of makeup). I was so disgusted by what had been done to these little girls, I couldn't even enjoy their dance (which they did very well on). I would have enjoyed the dance much more if the teacher had let them look like the 4 and 5 year old girls that they were instead of making them look like mini 20-year olds.