So your little one has been practicing their heart out and finally has a big performance coming up. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help them succeed and make sure they enjoy the experience. Here are a few tips on how you can help your performer get ready for the big day.
- Talk About the Performance Ahead of Time
Giving your child a heads up about an upcoming performance will help them begin to mentally prepare for it. This is especially helpful for younger children who may not have experience with performing in front of an audience. Talk about what will happen on the day of the show and what they can expect. This will help ease any anxieties they may have and allow them to focus on enjoying the experience.
- Help Them Practice
You don’t need to be a musical genius or prima ballerina to help your child practice at home. Just listen to them play or dance and offer encouraging words and feedback. If they get frustrated, take a break and come back later. The goal is to help them feel confident and prepared, not overwhelmed. Remember, practice makes perfect!
- Attend Their Rehearsals
When possible, try to attend your child’s rehearsals leading up to the performance. This will give you a chance to see how they are progressing and offer any last-minute advice or encouragement. It will also help build their confidence knowing that you are in their corner cheering them on.
REMINDER! Parent Observation Week is coming up this month! November 14th-19th! We encourage parents to attend the last 10 minutes of their child’s class to see their progress, perform their dances, and hear important information about our upcoming Winter Showcase! Recording your child’s dance is also a great way to help them practice at home.
- Encourage Them to Be Proud of Their Work
An important part of performing is having pride in yourself and your work. Help your child understand that all the hard work and effort they put into their performance matters. This will not only help boost their confidence but also teach them to value their own accomplishments. When they see how much you value their work, they will be more likely to take pride in themselves as well.
A performance can be a great opportunity for your child to shine and show off all their hard work. As a parent, you can help them prepare both mentally and physically for their big moment. By encouraging them to be proud of their work, building their confidence, and helping them practice at home, you can set them up for success. Watching your child perform on stage is sure to be a proud moment for both of you!
Winter Dance Showcase Ticket Sale Days: Tickets will go on sale on Monday, November 14th at 2 pm. Visit the link below for purchase.
***Families who participated in rollover registration will get to purchase tickets earlier. Please check your email on 11/4 for details.