The crisp breeze and the falling leaves tell us fall has arrived. It seems like we were just having open houses and enrolling students for the dance year. Now, it’s almost time to break out the leg warmers!
Spring at the studio means recital pictures, dance competitions, cheer competitions, workshops, rehearsals, and finally the year-end recital. So, what does the fall look like around here? Preparation. Many of our students have already had a chance to see what their costumes will look like for the big show. Their faces light up as they see the sparkly costumes and imagine themselves wearing them on the stage. Several of our competitive dancers have already received their costumes. The day each dancer receives their recital costume is a little like Christmas morning around here! Just as torn pieces of wrapping paper are strewn about your living room floor on Christmas morning, sequins and glitter cover our studio floors, and smiles abound.
Our company dancers are busily preparing their routines for competition season. For all of our other classes, teachers are choosing the perfect song and perfect costumes that will make each dancer shine on the stage. The teachers are busy editing music and choreographing for those recital pieces. Teachers are preparing students by teaching technique, new dance steps, and combinations. All of this goes into a recital dance long before the dancers even learn the first step.
In addition to the fun of preparing dances and costumes, fall is fun around here for several more reasons like:
1. Halloween dress-up week – You can check out all of our adorable dancers in costume on our Facebook page.
2. new cozy Center Stage sweatpants
3. leg warmers!
4. Most importantly, hanging out with your old dance friends and forming friendships with your new dance friends!