I’m a bit puzzled over chess-champ-come-dancer Arianne Caoili being told she’s too good.
She comes from a dancing (Philipino) culture & I’d expect her to watch professional dancers as innovation/motivation & to enjoy dancing as part of her social life. Now it seems that this & a few amateur sessions (including childhood ballet classes) are being counted as full professional training by a DWTS judge.
I’d tend to follow her Mum’s view — “she could adapt easily & had a quick mind — the same skill that earned her national chess titles.” That would make her good, but not a professional.
At almost anything she turned her hand to.
Ah, well, it’s television; count common-sense out of it — what did I expect?