The 16 Emotional Stages of Dance Recital

Stage 1: Chillin’ (AKA The Calm Before The Storm)

You’re at home, doing your hair/makeup and feelin’ good.

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Stage 2: Arrival Anxiety (Anxiety Level 3)

You arrive at the recital venue and you suddenly experience flashes of worry that you forgot a costume or other important necessity.

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Stage 3: Sweet Escape

You set up in the dressing room and see that you have everything you need. You feel as though you’ve just escaped the worst.case.scenario: forgetting your costume.

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Stage 4: Panic & Delusion

You begin to panic. After all, this is only the biggest deal in the world. What if you mess up? The millions of people in the audience will all laugh.

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But, in reality, the audience is just supportive parents, family and friends.

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Stage 5: Home

You’re finally on stage and all is right in the world. This is your home. Nothing else matters, heck, nothing else even exists in this moment.

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Stage 6: Fear (Anxiety Level 7)

You’re coming up to that nearly impossible turn sequence and you spot a bobby pin on the floor of the stage, right where you need to turn.

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Stage 7: Pride 

 You totally deflected the “almost bobby pin fiasco” and nailed that turn combo.

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Stage 8: Relief 

You survived your first dance.

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Stage 9: Depression

Nothing is sadder than watching those senior solos ?.

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Stage 10: Fame

When you’re in the front of the pyramid formation.

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Stage 11: Horror (Anxiety Level 10)

Is anything scarier than those two minutes before you perform your solo? Didn’t think so.

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Stage 12: On Fire?

You did your solo and not only did you survive, you rocked it.

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Stage 13: Distress

You’re not sure if you can change your costume fast enough to make it back on stage for your next dance.

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Stage 14: Love?

Recital weekend is one of the best times of the entire year you get to spend with your people, doing the thing you all love.

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Stage 15: Exhaustion

After a full weekend of performing, running around, quick costume changes, laughing, crying, reapplying makeup, posing for photos and the emotional rollercoaster that goes along with it all, you feel like you could sleep for a month.

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Stage 16: Denial??

When your alarm goes off at 7am on the Monday morning after recital weekend.

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