5 Things You Should Never Do Before a Dance Performance

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Getting ready for a performance is stressful, to put it mildly. We rehearse for so long that the thought of messing up onstage is enough to give us heart palpitations. Everyone has their pre-performance rituals and superstitions—but here are five things NOT to do if you want to have your best show ever.


Eat a Huge Feast

Yes, it's important to have a nutritious snack or light meal before the show—but please, don't have a full-on mukbang with your friends! Nobody wants to feel bloated or nauseous onstage.

Do Anything that Could Get You Injured

Now is not the time to try out that new acro trick everyone's been doing.

Wait Until the Last Minute to Do Your Makeup and Hair

Because rushing through hair and makeup will only make you feel more stressed about the performance to come.

Skimp on Your Warmup

It doesn't matter how naturally flexible you are. You need to warm up!

Say "Good Luck" or "Break a Leg"

ONE WORD: MERDE.

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