With Recital season quickly approaching, it is important to make sure that your dancer is adequately prepared for the show. Use this list as a guide to make sure your dancer is recital ready!
1. Proper Dance Gear
- Tights: Take the time to make sure you have at least two brand new pairs of tights. Use these tights for dress rehearsal and on the day of recital. It is important that the tights have no runs in them and are 100% clean.
- Shoes: Shoes are another important part of a recital preparation. Make sure your dancer has the correct style of their dance shoe. As Recital approaches, gently clean their shoes so that they appear clean and neat on stage.
- Costume: Be sure to keep the costume in a safe place at home. Keep it in the costume bag at all times. If the costume came with a hair accessory, make sure to keep it in the bag as well. Remember costumes will be distributed in April.
2. Dancer Kit
All dancers should carry a kit in their dance bag. The kit should contain miscellaneous items, emergency items, hair items, and makeup items. The older the dancer, the more they should carry in their kits. See the list below for some ideas of what to carry in your dance kit. For more ideas, please see Miss Nicki at the front desk!
- Bobby Pins, Hair Pins, Hair Nets, Hairspray, Brush, Tissues, Makeup Wipes, etc.
3. Dance Paperwork
Are you up to date with your dancer’s paperwork? This includes what show they are in and what dance they are in. Keeping up with the paperwork is an important part of preparing for recital. Trenton School of Dance strives to keep our parents well informed on this information. If you have any questions, feel free to ask Miss Nicki at the front desk! Here are three important dates that are upcoming:
- Recital Photo Day: April 29 at Trenton School of Dance
- Dress Rehearsal: June 1 at Trenton High School
- Recital: June 2 at Trenton High School
All dancers must have their hair in a low bun for TSD’s recital in a classical style. No donut makers can be used; exception is for Pre's + Kinder's who have very fine hair and need a donut maker. Make sure to part the hair on the dancer’s right side. After combing through the dancer’s hair, secure it into a low ponytail. Twist the ponytail and wrap it around the base of the ponytail. Wrap a hair net around the bun and secure it with hair pins. Use a small amount of hairspray or gel to smooth down the front and sides of the dancer. Use this picture below for as a guide of how your dance bun should look!
All dancers must wear at least some makeup to recital. The older the dancer is, the more makeup necessary! Remember that stage lights wash out the features of a dancer. After their months of hard work, you definitely want to see your shining dancer on stage! Although Recital is three months away, it is important that you start practicing stage makeup early. Gaining confidence in this process will make the day of recital run much smoother :) Stage makeup includes red lipstick, bright blush, mascara, and even glitter! For more detailed information on exactly how much makeup your dancer needs, please speak with Miss Nicki at the front desk!