You can be exposed to it, but you are not going to learn much from a show like this The pros have to teach ,that's why they are ballroom dancers
I didn't realize that Zandaya has actually trained in Hip Hop. That doesn't sound fair really. Here's a link about it.
Dancing With the Stars 2013: Is Zendaya Dancing Hip Hop Unfair? - Dancing With The Stars
I guess they could make it more fair if they allow Kellie to sing, Allie to do a gymnastics routine, Ingo to act a scene and Jacoby to play some football. OH, it is a dance show though. lol
I am usually easily distrubed by stars that have any sort of previous dancing experience, but for some reason I'm not as upset about it in this case, I think because she is only 16 it seems hard to say she is too experienced at anything.
Or maybe she is just the most likable of the contenders that makes me willing to overlook the unfairness, or maybe I'm just numb to the issue of fairness in relation to DWTS.
Of those remaining, I'm avoiding Mark and Derek because I'm tired of them winning, I'm avoiding Jacoby because I'm tired of football players winning, so that leaves me with Zendaya and Val.
On other hand, if they had partnered Zendaya with Derek I would be much more annoyed with her previous dancing experience.
It's not that I dislike Zendaya. She seems to be a delightful and charming young lady. I have noticed her acts of kindness on the show. I'm just rooting for Kellie, because she is from my homestate of NC. And she's a country artist and I love country music. I also enjoy watching her dance more than Zendaya. I think it's due to Zendaya's long and lanky look. It's not as pleasing to me as most. Although, I bet her hop hop number is going to blow me away! lol
I have to remind myself that the winner is a winner of a staged tv drama and that the Mirrow Ball trophy is worth less than $100.00. lol
If you look up some former contestants, Zendaya is no more a ringer than many of them. Just to name a few: Sabrina Bryan is listed in her bio as a dancer. Roshon Feagan dances "freestyle" as part of his career. Nicole Sherzinger studied dance and competed in dance competitions. Mya has taught hip-hop and jazz classes and has been known as a choreographer. Jane Seymore was a ballet dancer who still studies ballet. Many of the boy-band contestants also danced hip-hop as part of their career.
Having said that, I think it would be hard to find many performers now days who haven't had some dance training. Even in college, I had to take dance as part of my major. Does that mean that every performer with dance experience is a ringer? I guess it partially depends on whether you are rooting for them or not!
I don't see Z as a ringer. She seems to be mostly self-taught. Although she has great musicality, I think much of that is inate - either you feel the music or you don't. And the ballroom she's been dancing has been opposite the way she's used to dancing. Nor can I really blame her for wanting to dance hip-hop. All the other stars had preferences as well and everyone got what they wanted.
I also don't feel at all that she's been pushed down my throat by ABC as their desired winner. All (except maybe one) of the contestants seem to be nice, charming people and I wouldn't be devastated if any of them won, but for once, I would be extremely happy if the winner were to be the Disney kid!
I didn't see Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block, Joey Fatone from NSync, Lance Bass from NSync, or Kyle Massey or Mario Barrett as Ringers. These people all had performance training in hip hop.
The only thing that makes Zendaya different is her versatility, and her ability to adapt to other dance styles.