Spring Concert Prep: Costumes

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With costumes being handed out this week, it’s important to keep in mind that they have to stay in great condition through a photo session, at least one dress rehearsal, and at least one performance.  It’s a tall order when your dancer will be so excited to show it off and will probably want to wear it as pajamas!  We recommend adhering to these costume ground rules:

  1. Costumes should be kept in a safe place.  Remind your dancer that until they’ve danced in their final performance, their costume is not for playtime.  After their final performance, it’s fair game for dress up as you see fit!  🙂

  2. Write your dancer’s name or initials inside the costume, on the tag.  No matter your dancer’s age, a labeled costume is important.  Everyone’s costume will look exactly the same when hanging on a coat hanger! 

  3. Keep accessories in a separate, labeled bag. It’s much easier to find hairpieces, gloves, or other accessories if they are in a Ziploc bag with the dancer’s name on it.  Keep that Ziploc inside the costume’s garment bag for easy access.

  4. Hang costumes with tutus upside down.  Hanging a costume with a tutu upside down will ensure that it stays springy, fluffy, and ready to go!

If you have any questions about costume care, ask any SDC instructor for advice.

Trip the light fantastic, dancers!

~Ms. Kerry

 

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