Archive for the ‘Tips for Dance Parents’ Category

Spring Concert Prep: Making Memories

Saving memories of any dance event, a first spring concert or 10th, is important.  Planning ahead will give you a chance to make sure you take pictures in plenty of poses and keep an eye out for frames or memory books while browsing at your favorite store! These keepsakes become precious memories for dancers as […]

 

Spring Concert Prep: Dance Shoes

With all of the excitement around costumes and make-up, it’s easy to overlook one of the most important pieces of a dancers’ outfit – her shoes. Has your dancer recently had a growth spurt?  It’s a good time to have feet measured to ensure that shoes are fitting properly.  There’s nothing quite as uncomfortable as […]

 

Spring Concert Prep: Hair

One of the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a dancer, is the iconic ballet bun. We’ve pulled together tips and tricks to get even the most unruly and challenging coifs into a neat and tidy bun. 1. Resist the urge to cut! Try to hold off on cutting your dancer’s […]

 

Spring Concert Prep: Make-Up

Wearing dance recital make-up is a unique milestone in a dancer’s life!  It can be a fun adventure or can seem daunting if it’s a parent’s first time to apply make up on their child. Keep in mind that the goal of make-up for the recital is to ensure that your dancer’s features are visible from the […]

 

Spring Concert Prep: Costumes

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 […]

 

Tips for Dance Parents – How Do I Clean That?

Does your dancer have rough-looking ballet shoes?  Are her pink tights turning grey at the feet?  Have scuffed tap shoes? After five months of dancing, it may be time to freshen up your dancer’s gear and the holiday break from classes make a perfect time to give your dancer’s gear a deep clean. It’s also […]

 

Tips for Dance Parents – Flora & the Flamingo

  Recommended for ages 3-5, Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle has interactive flaps and beautiful illustrations drawn by the author. Throughout this wordless picture book, Flora and a flamingo friend share the trials and joy of friendship through dance.  The two learn at last to dance in perfect harmony! This book is a […]