Dos and Don’t of Dance Recitals: From Practice to Performance

Parents, especially those who are new to having children in dance, sometimes don’t know the right protocol for preparing and performing at dance recitals. Take a look below for some dos and don’ts to help your recital be a success.

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DO ask for a copy of the music from the dance instructor so your child can practice the routine at home. DON’T wait until the last minute to discover your child doesn’t know any of the steps (though it may be a fun home video to show future grand-kids!).


DON’T pack light. DO bring an extra pair of tights, use a garment bag, pack hundreds of bobby pins, safety pins, makeup, hairspray, etc. You can never be too prepared!

The Big Day:

No matter how much energy and preparation you put into making sure everything is just right, something is bound to go wrong. So DON’T panic. There are dozens of mothers, fathers, and instructors around who have seen every mishap under the sun–these are your new best friends. DO, however, make sure you have several people taking video and pictures when your little dancer hits the stage because you DON’T want to miss it.

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