Season 10 Showcase

Who? The students of Dance Expressions by Erica

What? Performances from each dance class held at DEBE

When? June 8th

Where? Norwin High School

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Recital Tips from a long-time Dance Mom

  • Use full stage make: foundation, blush, bronzer, brown eye shadows, black eyeliner, black mascara (or better yet false eyelashes), bright red lipstick – L’oreal #315 True Red
  • It may seem like too much, but once they get on stage – you will understand!
  • Use cheap hairspray or gel to keep the flyaways down. You can use double elastics for thicker hair to keep it from falling out. There are plenty of hair tutorials on youtube.
  • For a better bun, use a hairnet.
  • The more pins the better. Supply yourself with bobby pins and hair pins. You will need both!
  • They sell bun makers just about everywhere now.
  • Dancers do not wear underwear under their tights. They really do show through and can be seen under costumes.
  • Moleskin can be bought at the fabric store and can be used on itchy places.
  • Mr. Clean fabric erasers clean up shoes nicely.
  • Tutus should be hung upside down.
  • Label all of your items on the inside.
  • Plan to be at stage rehearsal quite a while.
  • Finale t-shirts and yearbooks will be passed out at stage rehearsal.
  • Be sure to take lots of pictures and video at stage rehearsal, because you won’t be able to at the showcase.
  • There is a concession stand at the stage rehearsal.
  • For showcase day, find a dress or big shirt or robe to wear to not mess up hair and that can be worn into auditorium. Costumes won’t be allowed in the auditorium.
  • Make sure you pack up all your things the night before. Come prepared with make up, brush/comb, hair ties, hairspray, gel, hair pins, safety pins, make up wipes, medications, all costumes, accessories, shoes and tights.
  • Don’t wear any extra jewelry. No press on tattoos, nail polish, body piercings.
  • Pack snacks and drinks. Be smart about which snacks you bring.  Clear liquids. Chocolate is usually too messy. No peanut butter for the sake of any dancers with a nut allergy.
  • Use ziplock bags for accessories and smaller items, garment bags to hold costumes, clothing racks to hold garment bags.
  • Some additional items to pack for the showcase: Q-tips, tissues, baby wipes, baby powder, clear nail polish, showcase schedule, bandaids, extra contact lenses and solution, a blanket to sit instead of the cold floor.
  • Stay with your dance group. Make sure the teacher knows you are there! Let a teacher know when you are taking your child out of the backstage area.
  • Don’t leave or enter the auditorium while a dance is performing. That is considered an insult in the theater world.
  • Stay for the whole show. Even though your family members may want to leave, you should really stay to support the rest of your dance family.
  •  Most dancers will get flowers.
  • Enjoy these precious moments. They fly by. And it really is so much fun watching your baby on stage, no matter how old they get.