We absolutely love it when our students say they want to practice their showcase dance at home. Their enthusiasm is contagious, and then everyone in the class wants to practice at home too!
But as a parent, how should you go about encouraging this? Is there such a thing as a too much practice? We’ve got all your practicing-at-home answers right here:
Should I make my child practice their showcase dance at home?
The short answer here is no. We don’t believe practice should be forced, or it can become completely unenjoyable. But we do think it’s helpful for you to encourage it! You might say, “Why don’t you practice your dance for 10 minutes and then we’ll play freeze dance together ... are you in?” (Of course, then you have to follow through on your promise to freeze dance!)
For our Junior Showcase Dancers:
There’s nothing else quite like a dance costume—it carries the excitement of the performance yet to come, and of course, there are all those sparkles! For many children, wearing a costume brings out the confidence and poise they’ve been working so hard on in class, and it is one of their most favourite parts about dancing on stage.
Because dance costumes are made from specialty fabrics, they can’t be treated like regular clothes. From stretchy lycra-blended bodysuits to the embellishments of sequins and beading, costumes are made from finicky materials. For this reason, we do not recommend washing them, but a little extra TLC can go a long way!