Must-Haves at Dance Competitions.

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So your girl (or boy) is a dancing queen. And you decided they are ready for that next step, competitive dance.

Don’t. Pull her or him out now. Don’t spend another penny. You are going to regret every second.

Just kidding!! Competitive dance is fun!! Expensive, but fun. If you’re wanting to know just how expensive, check out my other blog about the expectations before joining. This blog will be more of after the fact. You’ve joined, now what to bring.

Okay so I wouldn’t call myself an expert dance mom but my girls have been dancing recreational for at least 6 years now. This is our second year in the competitive world so I’m still learning but we have two annual productions at our dance studio that we have been a part of all these years so I had some knowledge of what to expect. Continue reading

What to expect when expecting…to have your child in competitive dance. Part Deux. [& FREE printable!]

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Hi again.

This is the second part of the blog I wrote about the expectancy of putting your dancer in competitive dance. If you haven’t read it yet, do it now here.

This will be more of the extra charges (or other things) that might not be included in your initial meeting before signing that contract and agreeing to competitive dance. I want you to be completely prepared and know what you’re getting into. I’m not trying to scare, but prepare. I want you to be ready. I got you, dance mom.

In my previous blog about what to expect was about the major spendings. You have the monthly charge, the costume charges, and the competition entry fees. I also mentioned that it requires a lot of time. Depending on the age, might not be an issue. You could just drop off the kid and do your thing. It’s usually a weeknight, but still, you can’t really plan to do anything. We do a lot of “We can’t. We have dance.”

In this blog, I’m going to mention more of the extras that you might have not thought about would be included in the competitive world. Continue reading