"I will forever fight, performing like it's my last show. And I will love every minute of it." - Misty Copeland - Unknown
There is one particular emotion that both dance moms and dancers alike begin to feel the closer it gets to recital dates, no matter if it is the first year performing or fourteenth. Stress. Time always seems to fly by as the heat increases and academic school starts the yearly process of wrapping up for the summer months, and the dance community has that little bit of added pressure to the mix with the final performances of the season.
Here at Bailey Slipper Shop, we know all too well what it is like for you to forget that small (seemingly innocuous) item that is so crucially needed, have a pair of tights rip the night before recital or even just the frantic feeling of a first-time mom lost amidst color/brand names and a sea of accessories. The following should be obvious to many who have weathered out the recital whirlwind before, but a helpful tool for all regardless of the number of years danced.
Note: Please keep in mind that every individual studio is different. This is not an exhaustive list on all items that may be required, or they might ask for variations on things listed below. Always check with your child's teacher or studio owner if not sure on a certain aspect (such as, for example, the color of lipstick needed).