Getting Ready for Performances

Performance season is right around the corner! This is an exciting time that our dancers and staff have been working very hard towards. Taking a few minutes to get your performance items ready ahead of time will help your stage day run smoothly.


Night Before: Double check you have everything

  • all your costume pieces

  • all your accessory pieces ( if applicable)

  • hair accessory (if applicable)

  • clean, hole and run free tights

  • back up pair of tights

  • both shoes

  • any dance under garments and socks needed ( if applicable)

  • tutu are steamed out ( if applicable)

  • hair and make up supplies


Performance Day: Things to keep in mind as you get ready

  • Get ready as much as you can at home ( hair, make up and tights) The dressing rooms are very busy. Ideally you should just be taking off your jacket/cover up with your costume already on or slipping your costume on quickly when you arrive.

  • Put a pair of leggings over top of tights to help keep them clean while getting to the theatre

  • Avoid sweats pants or fuzzy leggings as they can leave fuzzies all over tights

  • Button up shirts, zip up sweaters, onesies and house coats are great ways to cover up costumes without having to pull anything over hair and make up.

  • Please make sure you allow yourself enough time to park and walk in

  • If your travel plan brings you across the bridge please be sure you give yourself time as it does back up during peak rush hours or if there is an accident

  • No nail polish on fingers or temporary tattoos

  • No jewellery ( small stud earrings or sleeper hoops are okay)


Things to Bring with You: You don’t need to pack a large bag to bring with you!

  • Extra pair of tights

  • Your shoes

  • small make up bag ( for touch ups )

  • hair spray and comb ( for touch ups)

  • extra bobby pins

  • a few safety pins

  • Do not leave anything valuable like iPads, phones or jewellery in the dressing rooms. The studio, festival organizers and the theatre are not responsible for any lost or stolen items


Did we miss anything? Do you have any helpful tips for a new dance parent? Leave them in the comments below!


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