Dance competitions and conventions have flourished for decades, giving young dancers time onstage and plenty of skills. Competing in dance requires discipline, a strong work ethic, the ability to field criticism and cope with pressure, and networking savvy—all attributes that have served former competition kids well in a diverse array of careers.
Big competition coming up? Let’s make sure your students have everything they need. Costumes and makeup, eyelashes, bobby pins, extra tights, water. Is anything missing? Yes—good manners!