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Thank you to Showstopper, Inc. for sharing these helpful performance tips! Remember as you enter the new year,
these rules not only apply to competitive dance, but every time you step into class or onto the stage. It's time to get your
dance bag cleaned out, pack your extra tights and bobby pins, and gear up for a FANTASTIC new dance season.
Put your best foot forward and show Mom & Dad how all your hard work has paid off. See you on the stage!!
TRICKS OF CHAMPIONS
Unless you have a major costume malfunction a la Janet Jackson in the Super Bowl, Keep Going!
Save the lip synching for driving in the car.
Staring matches with the judges don't earn you extra points. A quick glance won't hurt but keep your
focus on the audience, not the panel scoring you.
Be happy! Your personality counts for more than you think.
Participate in every part of the competition; classes, awards ...live in the moment.
The team that plays together stays together and it shows on stage!
Staying cool in the Summer Heat!!
Keep your pool-side bod in top-notch shape with these easy tips!!
Hit the pool for a great work-out and to keep those muscles toned before and after dance!
Wear layers to dance so you can peel off when you get warm, and cover up for the sprint to the car.
Get a cool pair of socks to help with those pirouettes, helping keep your dance shoes clean!
Practice a new 'do to keep your hair off your face and neck, so you don't overheat. Try a French Braid, or a Twisty Bun, or a Crazy Twist. Use pins and hairspray to keep those locks in place all class long!
Get some cool dance-flops to wear to class to protect your shoes from the road, and take your dance shoes out of your dance bag overnight to let them air out... Less stink next class! : D
And most important, keep drinking water! You lose lots of water when you sweat in dance... And your body is made of SO MUCH water... I guess you really "are what you eat!"
Pictures courtesy of photographer Bob Matthews