Your young dancers can perform their recital dances without help, and they can be evenly spaced while doing it.

Your young dancers can perform their recital dances without help, and they can be evenly spaced while doing it.

Each Spring I attend recitals in our area, and each year I notice pre- and early primary school children dancing with their teachers or assistants on stage. I see moms and dads and grandparents struggling to get a good view of their precious dancer, who keeps disappearing behind some other grandparent’s precious dancer.

Here is Shelly Smetter’s recipe for success with this loveable, but challenging age group: Set a temperature of consistency. With discipline, prepare and plan ahead. Finally, follow these steps faithfully:

Subtle Space Training

Making Their Mark

Transitioning to the Stage

Entering In Style

Sure Of Their Steps