When you think of ballet, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a ballerina in a pink tutu. Tutus are an integral part of ballet attire but why do ballerinas wear them and who even thought of making one?
It is the day before your child’s dance recital or competition and you do one last check of their costume only to realize they have gotten red lipstick in a noticeable area during rehearsals. Or perhaps when they were sipping their water it accidentally dripped onto an applique and you put the costume away not realizing it was wet only to get it out and see the color from the embellishment transferred to the lycra!
When my mom taught me how to sew, I was terrified of cutting the pattern out wrong and wasting a bunch of fabric, but I soon learned that laying out and cutting out a pattern is really not that hard, and it’s a great way to help out at your child’s dance studio, even if you don’t sew. So grab your fabric and scissors and you’ll be an expert in no time!
Everyone knows the frustration of spending time and money on costumes that only last a couple of performances. It’s hard to know how to best balance cost and quality. If you follow these tips, you can create costumes that last but don’t break your budget.
Most dance schools require parents to pay pricey fees for dance recital costumes. But how do you know if what you are paying is reasonable?
I recently read a Ballet Forum where a mother posed the question regarding how normal and realistic it was of her dance teacher to request all students refrain from wearing underwear under their dance class leotards and recital and competition costumes. Her daughter had just started…
Is your child being asked to not wear underpants under their leotard or recital costume and you are not sure whether this is standard practice? Keep Reading to get answers!