When it is Appropriate to Say to a Dancer, “You’re in Good Shape…Beautiful!”

I know it’s hard to keep up with the gems of eloquence falling from the mouths of our political leaders, especially if they aren’t posted ever-after to Twitter, but have you heard this one?

Trump praised a woman’s body. Foreign minister wonders if she could say the same about him.

The in-shape woman happens to be the wife of the leader of France, introduced to President Trump during a so-called diplomatic meeting. Very professional.

Since it’s pretty tough to decide when to comment on the body of a foreign leader’s spouse, Reebok made this handy flow chart of when this comment is all good.

You're in such good shape beautiful

I don’t┬áthink that anyone is surprised by this type of rude remark. However, did you know that there are times when this exact phrase is not only appropriate, but welcome and encouraged?

Bodies Never Lie proudly presents to you a flowchart of when it is ok to say ‘You’re in Good Shape…Beautiful” to a dancer.

You're in Such Good Shape

This sentence is a good thing to say to a student who has achieved a nice line in an arabesque. It works and is welcome when you see a colleague find impressive height in a jump. I will gladly say it to any partner who can get my a$$ of the ground during a lift.

I would say it to anyone in the studio capable of doing this with their impeccably trained, stretched, and strengthened body..

You're in Good Shape...Beautiful

Get your Beach Body- photo via pinterest

You're in Good Shape...Beautiful

Actually, I think these ladies might be in trouble. It’s called traffic! Beautiful shots via Omar Robles

You're in Good Shape...Beautiful

the amazing Micheala dePrince- via pinterest

I might also say it to my computer screen when I come across photos of American Ballet Theatre star, Roberto Bolle, but who’s being sexist now?

You're in Good Shape...Beautiful

Photo via TwittoSpia

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