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6 Tips For Your Child’s First Dance Recital

Congratulations! You’ve made it through an entire year of dance class. You’re more familiar with putting tights on your child, and tying teeny tiny little ribbons on her dance shoes than you ever imagined. So now the time has come. Recital time. Don’t panic! Here are some helpful hints to get you through. Pay attention. [...]

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Stage Parenting 101

At times the term stage parent carries with it negative connotations, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Popular television shows like Dance Moms and Toddlers in Tiaras often paint an extreme image of parenting behind the wings. But there is a big difference between supporting your child to be the best all-around performer [...]

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Recital Volunteers Play Key Role

Many dance studios request volunteer assistance from parents at this point in the year. Whether it is for backstage help at the recital, selling merchandise such as recital t-shirts or flowers, or transporting scenery and props to the recital venue, studio owners and teachers will require some extra hands and support. Why Volunteer on Top [...]

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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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The Tradition of The Nutcracker Ballet

Based on the story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker ballet was first created in the late 1800s. This year marks the 220th anniversary of the debut performance of The Nutcracker on December 5, 1892 danced by The Russian Imperial Ballet and choreographed by Marius Petipa. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky [...]

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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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