“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
Such wise words. Grab this free printable for your notebook or print it out on card stock and frame it. Enjoy!
Dance Conventions are always one of the highlights of our dance year – both for myself and my dancer. We have a lot of fun hanging out with dance friends, checking out local restaurants, chatting about teachers and favorite classes. The girls love the opportunity to learn outside of their studio and as a parent it is fun to see and hear them so excited about the choreography and challenges they have faced in classes each day. There are discussions about music they like or didn’t like, choreography they loved, which class they enjoyed most etc.
So, being that it is such a favorite part of our year, I thought it would be fun to have a printable to keep up with the highlights of each event. I have close friends who are amazing scrapbookers and friends who, like me, would love to create amazing scrapbooks, but settle for journaling important info and putting it with pictures in an album. So, if you like to scrapbook, you can save the info until you are ready to scrap and if you just want to have it as a fun reference, print it out and save it. Either way, it’s the memories that count.
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Favorite Teachers, Classes and Songs: My dancer always has a few teachers that she really enjoys. Sometimes it changes from year to year. We usually leave with at least one song that is on the “we need to download this song” list!
I enjoyed meeting dancers from: This one is one of my favorites because at every convention my dancer will point out a few dancers that she has talked to or gotten to know a little bit in classes – maybe they end up dancing beside each other, their dance bags are near each other etc.
I learned: After all, it is a learning opportunity. Hopefully, they feel like they have been changed in some way and can take that information and apply it going forward.
The best thing about this convention was: This could be anything from I enjoyed all the teachers, there was plenty of room to dance, it was the first time I had the courage to stand towards the front, I found a new love for tap etc.
We competed and we: The options are endless on this as well. Make it a memory. It doesn’t have to be about the score or an award. It can be, but it can also be something like, we finally nailed our turn section in the jazz dance, Katie was hurt and we pulled off the last minute choreography changes, we saw 2 other studios with our lyrical costume :), we made Miss Emily cry – she was so proud of us.
Weekend Highlights: You know you have them! These can be hotel related, dance related, travel related – we got lost trying to find the hotel, the fire alarm went off in the middle of the night, we met Mia Michaels in the elevator, I got to go on stage and perform in Mr. Star Choreographer’s Jazz Class, I won a scholarship etc.
Do you scrapbook your memories from the dance year?
Check out the “Keep Calm and Dance On” printable for dancers, dance parents or dance teachers to use as bag toppers for team gifts, a treat for your own dancer or to go along with a big sis/lil sis treat.
I used one of the clear plastic treat bags that you can find at Michaels and other craft stores and added starbursts to it. The bag opening is 4 inches wide. Just add a favorite candy or small gift. I added starbursts because this is a favorite treat of my dancer’s and I liked the splash of pink in the bag with the bag topper.
You can fill the bag as much as you would like. In fact, you could probably fit double the amount of candy. I rolled the top of the bag down three times and stapled the top of the bag in the center. I then cut out the bag topper, folded it in half and placed it over the top of the bag. I stapled each end to secure the topper onto the bag. Printing the topper on paper will work fine, but cardstock is a bit more sturdy. In this example, I did not have white cardstock on hand so I went with paper.
To Print Your Own “Keep Calm and Dance On” Bag Topper Printable, click here. Two toppers are included on a page. Not sure why the printable appears so large upon opening the file. Simply adjust the view to 100% to get a clearer picture of what the image looks like.