The Art of the Quick-change

Ah, dance recital time. The lights are shining, the props are heavy, and kids are dashing about backstage, struggling to change in and out of costumes as quickly as humanly possible. Quick-changing is an art form. And, more often than not, a competition. Seriously, we all line up backstage, our hands in the feet of some child’s tights, making bets on who can change their kid the fastest. It’s a science. Yes, that’s right, it’s a science and an art.

Recital weekend is the only time of the year when it is appropriate for you to yell things at the kids like, “When you turn around that corner, you better be naked!” or “You strip her and I’ll put her tights on!” You cannot say things like that in public without being arrested. At least severely judged (as right you should).

I will leave you with one final thought:

Oh hair no!

~ Hilary Axle Hatchet

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