How often do you watch a show where everything but the kitchen sink was featured and you saw little to no actual dancing? You’ve got wings, veils, canes, swords, candles, fan veils, trays, candelabras, and the list goes on and on. On several occasions, I’ve seen groups bring out everything in 5 minutes or less. And it’s not just the overuse of props that can overpower a performance, but the overuse of gimmicks, movements and sometimes even how many formations you have on stage (we’ve all seen plenty of group performances where there were so many formations, we didn’t know what to focus on). And let me tell you, I can’t remember a thing about their performance or even what they did with the props, only how I left feeling overwhelmed, anxious and confused.