It may be one of the most stressful times of the year, but it is also our favorite. Recital season is upon us, which means extra rehearsals, less sleep, more costumes, and ample amounts of pressure. With that said, most our favorite memories come from this one weekend out of the year, and let’s be real, it’s one of the best showcases out there.
So, here are 10 signs that scream RECITAL.
1. You break out from layers of makeup.
Goodbye beautiful skin, H-E-L-L-O acne. No matter how many skin products you use, nothing can get rid of stubborn postshow pimples.
2. Bobby pins are everywhere.
Normally, you’re lucky if you can find one bobby pin throughout your entire house. But, this week you can’t seem to escape them, they’re in your pointe shoes, tights, and leotards. They are EVERYWHERE!
3. The eyeliner you put on two days ago is still permanently tattooed under your eyes.
No matter how many times you scrub, you will forever look like 2008 Demi Lovato. So, embrace it, and channel your inner punk rock.
4. You find glitter in your hair.
Your friends constantly come up to you picking little specks of glitter out of your hair. So you are forced to take an entire bottle of shampoo and scrub your scalp until every trace of evidence has been removed, let’s be real: It never entirely works.
5. You have 16 pairs of tights packed, just incase one…or twelve pairs rip.
It’s borderline excessive, but you can never be too cautious. What happens if every dancer on stage suddenly tears their tights, who will save them?
6. Your hair has an unusual crisp to it.
“The crispier, the better!” Am I right? While you’re at it, blow dry the hairspray while it’s still wet to completely destroy any hope of soft ends again.
7. Missing one element of your costume.
Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be a recital without a missing headpiece, sequin, or clear strap.
8. When you have claustrophobia.
Tool, on spandex, on chiffon. With each dancer, comes at least 5 costumes, which costs you at least an arms length of room.
9. Your armpits have scratches.
Sequins are not ANY dancers best friend. Used more as a weapon than a costume, this material hurts, literally.
10. You’re constantly hungry
Bring on the fooooood! You worked hard for it, so treat yourself.