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Old 04-25-2008, 02:52 AM
 
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Love my parks and rec ballet/tap class

The recital was at a Spring (really Easter) festival.

As to costumes? The teacher said "wear pastel leos and some type of skirt" and bought bunny ears at Taregt for the kidlets... she DID recommend hair pulled back and "a little bit of make-up might be fun" but my 3 year old's ringlets just WON'T be tamed... and what the heck would make-up improve on a child!!!? SO she was a glorious, mop headed - naked-faced bunny!
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I believe my daughter's dance recital costume, by the way, is a sequined leotard. I think there is a very short stick-out-horizontal type skirt and butterfly wings that attach to the wrists for her ballet number. Then they take off the skirt and wings for the tap number.

She's four, and this is the south, and in May she is usually found in a swimsuit or gymnastics leotard. June, July and August she barely gets out of a swimsuit.

But I get that the costume under discussion is sorta weird and you could feel like there is something missing, so I fully support her in adding bottom coverage.
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I would absolutely add something to the bottom and underneath. Is she shirtless under this raincoat. How embarassing would it be for if the buttons did pop or something while she danced around? And I think there is a significant difference between a bathing suit or a leotard and something that is or resembles underpants. I would speak to the instructor and tell her your feelings and more importantly your dd's and tell her how you would like to handle it. I think it's a great idea to follow the costume the boy is wearing. For me personally, I'd probably just wanna add tights and a leotard underneath or a leotard and bike shorts. And I would have to say for my comfort level the shorts would show from beneath the coat.

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... and what the heck would make-up improve on a child!!!?
The make-up isn't to improve the child, it's to bring out the features so you can see their faces from the stage. Just like real ballerinas and actors on Broadway.

To this costume - is she wearing tights? I would also add a leotard under it. That way, her top is covered and she may feel more comfortable in that (since I'm assuming she wears a leotard in normal classes). Then, add the green bottoms on top.

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But if you want to try to find coordinating bike shorts for everyone, go for it.
Why is it her responsibility to find bike shorts for everyone?

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I clicked on the thread all ready to say "just chill out about the recital outfits" but that one is actually pretty bad. I wouldnt let my DD wear it. My DD is in a recital, as I was in many, and we wore costumes and makeup and it was fun, but I would have an issue with that one. My DDs class is required to wear makeup - not to improve them, but because the lights on the stage wash out your features. She will have fun, its one day.
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