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How to Calm Recital Jitters

All About Dance Recital Jitters

For many children, especially those about to experience their first dance recital, nerves and jitters on the big day can be difficult to overcome. Some nervousness is actually a good thing. Adrenaline pumping before taking a step onto the stage can keep a dancer’s energy up throughout the performance. However, being too nervous can make [...]

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Applying Stage Makeup for Recital and Competition

When dancers are on stage, their facial expressions can add to and enhance the movements of a particular piece. Not wearing makeup in a performance can cause a dancer’s face to look blank from the audience’s perspective, being washed out by the spotlights and stage lighting. It is important for an audience to be able [...]

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Spring Recital Survival Guide

Spring time! It’s that lovely season when fresh flowers blossom, the sun starts shining, and for those of us involved in dance, tis the season for dance recitals. Just the word recital can be enough to bring on anxious jitters for many dance parents with instant thoughts of costumes, ticket sales, and endless rehearsals. But [...]

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Top 10 Items to Pack for Recitals and Competitions

During the incredibly busy recital and competition season, parents of dancers can reduce stress with a little bit of organization and advance planning. The best place to start is with a list of routines and the costumes, tights, shoes, and accessories that go with each routine. Here are ten essential items that will make every [...]

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Sewing Ribbons and Elastic on Pointe Shoes

Please remember that dancers should only purchase and wear pointe shoes if their teachers have approved first.  Also, keep in mind that dancers may have received instructions from their teachers that explain how to attach ribbons and elastics, if these are their first pair of shoes.  The instructions below are general guidelines only, and specifics [...]

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