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Self-Confidence and Dance Costume Choices


Last year, we featured a post titled “10 Appearance Related Distractions for Competitive Dancers.” While these 10 distractions are all accurate, it is also important to consider the dancers’ self-confidence, self-image, and self-esteem when you are making your costume selections.

  1. It is imperative that we costume our dancers in an appropriate way that makes them feel great, on and off stage.
  2. In a world that is so image-oriented, we need to positively uplift our dancers in their appearance and self-perception.

Think about it: as Teachers, Studio Owners, and Parents, we have the opportunity to positively influence the young dancers and girls of the future.

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Chasta is the artistic director and owner of Stage Door Dance Productions in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also the founder of The Dance Exec, a website and organization that provided resources and training for dance studio owners. The resources from The Dance Exec have a new home on the TutuTix blog, giving dance studio owners an even more in-depth library of free tools and information with which to grow their business. Chasta contributes to the TutuTix blog from time to time, offering her perspective as a studio owner (and TutuTix client!).