Ballet Birthday Party Ideas
As a professional dance teacher I love hosting either in home ballet parties or studio parties. I bring special dance costumes for each child to wear during the party. We sing some songs,learn a few dance steps and perform a dance.
Here are just a few simple ideas to have an enchanting ballet party.
1. Call up your local dance studio. Most studio's will rent out their space with a teacher. This is ideal for those that want a party without all the hassle and clean up afterwards.
2. If you prefer to have a party at your house, think about hiring a professional dance teacher to provide entertainment. Children really love the idea of having a 'real' ballerina come to their party all dressed up.
3. Want to do the party yourself? Make tutu invitations. You can use pastel colored card stock. Take a small piece of lace and glue it on the front to look like a tutu.
4. Have each child come dressed in a ballet outfit or costume (could be from Halloween) of their choice.
5. Think about doing a craft during the party. A favorite craft of mine is making tiara's. You can do this using pipe cleaners. I found some great deals on foam tiara's at my craft store as well. The kids can put glitter and sparkles on them. Do this activity in the beginning to allow the tiara's time to dry. It makes a great party favor.
1. Pin the Crown on the Ballerina. I like to draw a ballerina on a big piece of poster board. I found some gold colored poster board at a local craft store and used that to cut out crowns.
2. Freeze Dance. I play this game a lot during the end of my dance classes. Have all the children dance as music is playing. They can dance however they would like, but when the music stops, they must freeze. Whoever is seen moving,is out and gets to sit down. The last person standing wins a small prize.
3. Be a Star. All of the children sit down and pretend to be the audience. One by one each child takes turns dancing in front of the audience. A small artifical bouqet of flowers, or flowing scarf can also be used as a prop to dance with. When each child is done dancing, she curtsey's to the audience and passes the flower/scarf to the next person to dance.
Disney soundtracks are great to use during ballet parties.
About the Author: Kat Saveal is married and the mother of 3 daughters. She is a professional dance instructor with Southlake Dance Academy in Southlake, Texas http://www.southlakedanceacademy.com. She is also to Co-Owner of The Cue Zone http://www.thecuezone.com