Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Year in the Life of a Competition Dance Mom

September -
So excited to start a new season.  Oh, sure, you can do two solos, two duets, and three extra numbers on top of the required ones. It won’t add too much to the tuition bill.

October -
I’m sooo bored. I want to go to a convention or a competition. Is it March yet?

For the love of God it March yet?

December -
Does all last minute Christmas shopping on

Wait, how many numbers did I let you do? I forgot about the competition fees. *checks black market for going price for kidneys*

February -
Costumes are in!!! wait, how many costumes did I order? That’s a downpayment on a car!

Packs for the first competition and books hotel two weeks in advance - decorates car, lays out which studio shirts to wear each day of the event

April -
Takes duffel from March competition out of car to repack for April competition

May -
Packs 15 minutes before we leave, books hotel on way to competition, may or may not have packed a studio shirt. It may still be in the luggage from April. 
Recital - stays in the dressing room, hovering in fear of the crazy rec/class moms

Time for nationals. Kind of relieved that your dance studio owner doubles as your travel agent because at this point in the year, there’s no way you could coordinate a family vacation without falling apart.
July  - 
ahhh... time off. 
Except the workshops.
And Summer Intensives.
And parades.  
Late July - unpacks from nationals

August -
Choreography. registration. new year’s t-shirts. Oh, she outgrew her warm ups. Time for more of those. 
Is it March yet?

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Michelle on September 11, 2013 at 10:15 AM said...

Guilty of doing my Christmas shopping at All About Dance!

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