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Recital Checklist

If this is your first recital, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to preparing for your child's big day! Here's a quick checklist for what to pack for recital on May 20th at 7 pm.

Costume - Be sure your costume doesn't have wrinkles in it or the tulle is bunched up. If it is then just lightly steam it but be cautious of any sequins when steaming. We suggest wearing your costume to recital but be sure to cover it with a robe or shirt.

Hair - Most classes wear their hair in a ballet bun. Here's a great YouTube video of how to do a ballet bun:

Tights - Be sure you have the correct color of tights. Please don't buy tights from Target or Amazon - they won't match and could have lines at the thigh. If you need tights, contact us right away!

Shoes - Be sure you have the correct color and style of shoe for your class. We want each class to look as polished and professional as possible and using the same style of shoe and the correct color helps us in achieving that.

Water Bottle - Bring a water bottle for your child. They are often working hard to change and perform and they'll appreciate a quick sip of water.

Snacks & Colored Drinks - Avoid any snacks that could stain or damage your costume. Great snacks for recital and recital day are graham crackers and goldfish. Capri Sun, Gatorade and any other drinks that have coloring should be avoided if at all possible.

Baton - Make sure your baton ends are clean for recital. A little soap and water should clean most ends.

If you get these items ready then your recital day should be a success. Of course, if you have any issues, please reach out. We've seen and dealt with all of it!

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