The next few weeks will be full of costume fittings, rehearsals, and lots and lots of planning – don’t let it get ahead of you and stay sane with the list of helpful tips we’ve put together below.
1. Organize: It can be hard to keep all the hair pieces, bobby pins, and jewelry straight with multiple costumes and even multiple kids, but by simply using a few plastic sandwich bags to organize by costume, you’ll be able to keep your head on straight.
2. Keep complaints to a minimum: Dance recitals are just as stressful for the kids as for you, do your best to keep them comfortable by providing plenty of water or colorless juices, non-messy snacks, plenty of pain reliever, and baby powder (to help keep itchy costumes at bay).
3. Prepare for the long haul: Most studios have a lot of classes to feature during rehearsals and the day is long for both you and your dancer(s), bring a deck of cards, books, or games to keep everyone entertained and polite throughout the various performances.
These few tips will go a long way to help you keep yourself and your dancer in order to showcase all of their hard work for the season. For more tips on makeup and recital dos and don’ts, stay tuned in to our Facebook page or stop in to one of our stores for advice from experts and professionals.