10 things I (ME, MY OPINION), have learnt as a “dance mom”, you lot can do what you want with your children but this right here? This works for me lol
1 The principal is always right… unless she loves marmite and flares….so NEVER question why your child isn’t in or is in a troupe, because it will either mean you leaking money and time or you blocking their blessings.
2 If your dance teacher gives a solo just be confident they know what their doing, because they would never give more than your child can handle.
3 No one likes a whiner.
4 Don’t try to understand why your kid can’t do a back bend but will try to do an aerial.
5 Know if she won’t do it at home for you… She will do it immediately for the judges or her dance school principal that includes tidying her room.
6 I need to learn to drive.
8 100% dedicated dance mums need to be part time, self employed or marry rich.
9 Tupperware, cooler bags, ziploc bags, hair grips, bobby pins, scrunchies, hair donuts, safety pins, hairspray, makeup kit, gel,black sharpie, double sided tape, hip flask (just checking), water, plasters, tweezers, spray bottle (for hyper kids) and baby wipes are necessities.
10 Stay calm. Be nice. Stay humble. Have fun.
… number 7 actually involved alcohol but I’m not ACTUALLY a fool so here’s a nice helpful point instead…try, and I’m bad at this of late, but please keep on top of all information distributed by the head… be it via email, handout, meetings or pigeons… if for some reason you’re still confused, ask another parent and in the event that fails, ask the head themselves….unless of course it’s something really important in which case it’s always better to get it from the heads mouth…
Though the journey is tough the end is always always worth it.