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Tips and Advice on how to prepare for dance events from dance classes, to dance competitions and recitals. Tips on how to prepare to get back into dance after a break and more!

What To Expect From Your Child’s First Tap Dance Classes

Tap dance is making a comeback lately, with movies like “Happy Feet”, tap being featured on popular shows like “So You Think You Can Dance”, and viral videos from tap artists such as Syncopated Ladies. With its origins in African and Irish cultures, tap dance evolved into a unique art form that is beloved all over the world, and you can find classes for all ages and levels at dance studios. 

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What To Expect From Your Dancer’s First Musical Theatre Class

If your child has ever been mesmerized by “The Descendants” or won’t stop singing along to “Hamilton”, chances are you’ve got a musical theatre fan on your hands! Whether they want to be the next big star or just want to dive deeper into the wonderful world of musicals, signing your kiddo up for a musical theatre dance class might be on your mind! 

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What to Expect From Your Child’s First Hip Hop Dance Class

If you’ve got a kid who is cooler than you’ve ever been, hip hop class might be right up their alley! Good hip hop classes stay on the pulse of what’s popular in current hip hop culture, while paying homage to the founders and movements that created the styles that make up contemporary hip hop. 

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Best Mom Tips – How to Prepare for a College Dance Audition

If your dance college audition experience is anything like mine, your dancer will pick about a dozen colleges, some with in-person dance auditions, some with video auditions, some requiring classical ballet variations, some requiring a self-choreographed solos, some requiring written essays, some requiring interviews, and all with different timelines. So how do you prepare for all that???

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Pack – The Fourth Step to Surviving your kid’s Dance or Ballet recital

Packing after a dance recital will look different for every parent. It will depend on how many items your dancer was in, whether you are taking costumes home or whether they are staying with the studio, how tired your dancer is after the recital, and how late the recital finished for example.

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Perform – The Third Step to Successfully Navigate Your Child’s Ballet or Dance Recital

On the day of a dance recital as a parent you will be performing various roles and duties from chauffeur to clothes dresser, hair and make-up artist, counselor, snack supplier, medic and more before the day is out.

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