Helpful Information

Competition 411

All dancers are expected to watch and cheer on all dances from our studio. We are a team and it is important that we all support each other.

What to Wear

Dancers should always be wearing Dansations attire (logo with blue stars) when not performing onstage.

When on stage for awards ceremonies the children must have on the Dansations warm-up (or costume) with full hair and make-up.


Costumes

In addition to combination and technique, students are judged on costuming. Hair pieces cannot fall out. Accessories cannot be missing. We recommend making a list of everything you need and double (and triple!) check. Keep everything in one garment bag and stay organized!

Hair and Make-up

Hair and make-up must be done to perfection. Hair can not move at all while dancing. Use an excessive amount of gel and finish with tons of hair spray. Use a hair net for the bun. No nail polish. Make-up must be very bold. Fire engine red lip-stick, pink blush, fake eyelashes, eyebrows should have white under brow.


What to Bring

Pack all your make-up, extra eyelashes, a brush, extra hair nets, bobby pins hair spray, gel, safety pins, needle and thread, dance shoes (bring all of them!), extra tights, a mirror and anything else you can think of. Get everything ready the night before and keep everything in a kit or bag.

Attitude and Behavior

We expect all dancers to be on their very best behavior. It is important to be respectful of other dancers and adults, and most importantly, be kind, considerate and appreciative to your parents. You are old enough to be responsible for your actions and can manage your own costumes, hair and makeup.

Additionally, gossiping about other studios, dancers, parents, or even your own studio will not be tolerated. This is not acceptable behavior of our dancers. Please find Miss Liza if you have any issues.


Schedule

Your teacher will give dancers thorough information regarding when they are performing. Dancers are expected to be accountable for themselves.

Make sure you get enough sleep the night before you perform, and wake up early to give yourself enough time to arrive at the competition location.

We Are Proud of You

You represent our Dansations Dance Team and we are proud of the work you have accomplished to get here. Don’t forget to take a deep breath, smile and have fun!


For Parents

Let’s work together as a unified team to help your children thrive! Our jobs is to problem solve and keep the kids calm. Remember, your child may get nervous, so please limit advice. Instead, encourage your dancer to find Miss Liza with any problems.

We strongly advise parents to not address children other than their own with anything less than positive encouragement. Only in matters that concern safety or security should you address issues. Please see Miss Liza with any problems.

Limit your time in the dressing room. Dance should give your child the gift of independence. Encourage them to be independent. and proud of their accomplishments.

Above all, DO NOT gossip about other studios, children, or even your own studio at the competition. This behavior is not tolerated and not the type of behavior we want instilled in our dancers.