The Most Wonderful Time of the Dance Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Dance Year

Praise His name with Dancing! – Psalm 149:3 It’s that time of year! It’s exciting, emotional, and a little (okay-A LOT!) hectic. Drumroll…IT’S DANCE CONCERT TIME. If I was Ms. Karin I would add a woot woot to the end of that! For some people, this is their very first dance performance. The schedules, the hair, the make-up can all seem a bit overwhelming and the excitement of performing on stage is tangible. For others, this is their last dance performance with MKS- it’s a time for closure and celebration. In between, we have all ages and years of experience. I’m guessing there are even some tips and tricks I could still learn from some of our devoted veteran parents and students. I recommend talking to someone who has already been through a dance concert. It can be super reassuring! As I thought about this post, a myriad of catchy titles, top ten lists and survival 101 ideas popped into my head. All this is floating around while I’m watching our leader, Ms. Michelle prepare the behind the scenes logistics for pulling off dance concert. Seriously–SO. MUCH. PAPER! I’m worried about the usual things a dance teacher is thinking about this time of year-blocking and cleaning choreography, helping students to show themselves through the steps they are doing, and of course, finale. That’s when I realized what I needed to be remember. How to enjoy dance concert. So here goes my list of things that I am daily reminding myself of and hopefully it’s helpful for all ages and levels of experience to hear. Don’t worry–I’ll have some practical advice...