Young girls' Beyonce dance causes uproar

May 14, 2010 9:29:06 AM PDT
Decked out in red midriff-baring tops and hot pants, dancers at a recent competition earned whoops and praise for their skilled moves and obvious talent. But what was an exhilarating performance has turned into an Internet firestorm, as the dancers gyrating on a Los Angeles stage to Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)" were as young as 8.

The girls' parents defended their daughters' performance at the World of Dance, billed as the largest U.S. urban dance competition, saying their daughters' moves and outfits were appropriate for competition.


"This is taken completely out of context," Cory Miller, father of one of the girls, told "Good Morning America" today. "The girls weren't meant to be viewed by millions of people."

Miller said they have tried to slow the spread of the video, but viewers need to understand that the girls' performance was "completely normal for dancing."

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