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How to Survive your Child’s Christmas Dance Show

Two Dancers
 
So the rehearsals are under way and as ever, Christmas goes from seeming like weeks away to – help – it’s only 6 weeks away!!
 
And as well as all the food and present shopping and getting ready for the family descending, your little one has got a Christmas Dance show to get ready for!
 
At Dance Gear we’ve helped literally thousands of Mums (and Dads) get their child’s dance costume made to order in their size and colours and style on time. As dancers and parents of dancers ourselves, we know a little about getting ready for that all important event!
 
We know that your child – whether a beginner, or a more experienced dancer - will be nervous and of course you and they want to everything to go well.
 
So as the old saying goes: “Prepare to plan; OR Plan to fail!”
 
Don’t miss rehearsals
 
Dancers Rehearsing
 
It goes without saying that the more practice your child gets, the more likely they will be to perform well. Building confidence is one of the best ways to overcome nerves on the night – for your child and you!!
 
And if you are there for some of the rehearsals too, to hear what the teacher is saying and see what the show will be like, you’ll be more able to get your child completely ready.
 
Get their costume and accessories ready early
 
The dance teachers will decide the style, colour etc. for the costumes – hopefully in plenty of time - so you can order it and make sure it fits properly and add the sparkly bits or other finishing touches.
 
On the day though, the costumes will probably be hung up in the changing room and as many of them will be the same - but different sizes maybe – labels on everything is good idea.
 
Be prepared for problems
 
Ok so you’ve made a list of the costume and accessories and shoes and things you need to take - clever you!!
 
But what happens if she ladders her tights?
 
Or falls over and grazes a knee, or …
 
So maybe having one or two other bits in your kit bag would be a good idea, like:
 
Clear nail polish to stop a run in those tights and a spare pair of tights
 
Invisible plasters;
 
Water, snacks, safety pins, hair spray, spare hairband, ribbon, small sewing kit, sequins, etc.
 
Don’t Rush
 
Get there early so that neither of you are fretting about that. And keep as calm as you can; children pick up on your moods and feelings.
But prepared to wait around beforehand as everyone gets ready.
 
Last but not least – Enjoy it! And Good luck
 
Dance Gear has over 40 years’ experience of selling dancewear and we’re happy to help with advice and guidance at any time.
 
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