How to Prepare for Dance Eisteddfods and Concerts

Term 2 is the time our students begin to prepare their concert routines and for our troupe students, term 2 marks the beginning of eisteddfod season.

Performances like eisteddfods and concerts are one of the most exciting and fun parts of being a dancer. But they can also be VERY busy (especially for parents).

We will be sharing a few tips to make the big performance days a little easier. 

  1. Set yourself up. The night before, write down the order of your performances to make costume changes quicker. Make a note of the hair pieces and the type of stockings each costume requires. 
  2. Pack some nutritious snacks. Muesli bars and fruit are a great snack idea that will keep energy levels up without anything spilling on costumes.
  3. Bring “extras”. It is a good idea to double up on things where possible, for example bring two pairs of fishnet tights or extra hair ties. Backstage things frequently get lost and misplaced right before eisteddfods.
  4. Leave time to find a park. Know your call time for your eisteddfod or arrival time for the concert, and leave an extra 15 minutes to find parking. These events can get really busy.
  5. Look after our bodies. The last thing we want is for our dancers to injure themselves onstage. Even though we’re busy anticipating going onstage, it is important to slow down and take time to look after our bodies for the long term.

Eisteddfods and concerts are so much fun, even when busy. Don’t forget to take photos to look back on the awesome memories that are made on performance days.

Dance Factor is a Wollongong-based dance studio, offering classes in all styles for all ages and abilities. 

If you are interested in enrolling or trialling a class or have any general enquiries contact


27 Apr 2022


Advice and Tips, Uncategorized